Emily, 8Wanaka is a beautiful place with nature all around you. You would fall in love there. The trees are big and orange and they are losing their leaves. In the middle of the lake there is an island called Ruby Island. It is where my great granddad's chair was because he was the mayor of Wanaka. The incredible lake was freezing cold. I saw an eel, it was really wriggly. I will never forget this place.