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From humble beginnings over 70 years ago as a wooden fence post charged with keeping stock from wandering, the Wānaka Willow has become the beautiful tree we see today.
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Dennis Radermacher, a photographer from Christchurch, took a photo of the tree on a misty June day. That photograph went on to win Dennis the 2014 New Zealand Geographic photograph of the year. From that auspicious debut, the tree became somewhat of a social media celebrity.  Now photographers come to try and capture the perfect shot of #thatwānakatree.

Start: Wānaka Watersports carpark
Time: 3 minutes
Distance: 1.7 km
Grade: Easy

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