YOUR NEXT AD­VEN­TURE A LAKE­SIDE ES­CAPE

Not all lakes are placid. they can be the set­ting for thrilling breaks...

Daily Mail - - Inspire - JENNY COAD

STUN­NING NEW ZEALAND

GLACIAL Lake Wakatipu, on New Zealand’s South Island, is light­ning-bolt shaped and sur­rounded by moun­tains. It starred in the first se­ries of hit BBC drama Top Of The Lake.

IN­SIDER TIP: Sail on the vin­tage steamship T.S.S. Earnslaw, which cruises Wakatipu daily.

DE­TAILS: Bridge & Wick­ers has a 15-day trip to the South and North Is­lands. Prices from £3,325pp in­clud­ing flights and ac­co­mo­da­tion, bridge­and­wick­ers.co.uk.

SEVEN LAKE SPEC­TA­CLE

LAP up Chile’s Lake District start­ing in lake­side Pu­con, be­fore fol­low­ing the route of the Seven Lakes in Ar­gen­tinian Patag­o­nia with its moun­tains, lakes and for­est.

IN­SIDER TIP: Cross Lake Pir­i­hue­ico by ferry, which will take you from Chile into Ar­gentina.

DE­TAILS: A 14-day self-drive trip is from £4,200pp (based on two shar­ing). Price in­cludes flights, trans­fers and ac­com­mo­da­tion, au­d­ley­travel.com.

LUX­URY ON THE LAKE

STAY on the Swiss side of Lake Mag­giore and you can ac­cess the val­leys and grot­tos of Ti­cino. Lake­side ho­tel Eden Roc has a beach from which you can sail.

IN­SIDER TIP: Drop an­chor at the Bris­sago and Bor­romean Is­lands where you’ll find white pea­cocks.

DE­TAILS: Rooms at Ho­tel Eden Roc from 350 CHF (£276) based on two shar­ing, eden­roc.ch. Re­turn flights to Mi­lan around £50, easyjet.com.

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