How far would you go for a tree? I flew halfway around the world for one. If this seems crazy to you please realize that this is no ordinary tree. Nay, itâ€™s the famous Wanaka Willow, quite possibly the coolest tree Iâ€™ve seen. Itâ€™s like a bonzai on steroids, with gracefully sculpted limbs and the most amazing location ever. Growing directly out of one of the most scenic lakes on the planet, this tree is worth traveling for. Especially in April when the willowâ€™s golden Fall foliage shines brightly against Lake Wanakaâ€™s deep blues.