About The Wanaka Tree

The Wanaka tree, sometimes known as lone tree of lake Wanaka is considered to be the most photographed tree in New Zealand.

Interestingly the tree started life as a fence post, a cut branch from a nearby willow outcrop in the late 1930's to keep local sheep from wandering into town.

The lone tree grows within the lake Wanaka shore, right at the lower foothills of Mount Aspiring National Park, acting as a doorway into even more of the breathtaking landscapes that embody the wild beauty of the South Island of New Zealand.