Travel Blogs from Wanaka, New Zealand

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Home made Yorkshire puddings!, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Home made Yorkshire puddings!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... some nice places for the proceeding nights (Hilltop in Papatowai and Freestone Backpackers in Manapouri) so that they'd continue to enjoy the New Zealand experience without me. As for me, I had to pack my things together ahead of my latest jaunt to Oz, ...

Map Marker - No Text, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Map Marker - No Text

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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12,000 feet high and rising!, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

12,000 feet high and rising!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... of the lakes and mountains. The fact that I found a $10 note on the way back to the hostel was the icing on the cake! My list of highlights in New Zealand is growing, but it will take something extra special to surpass the skydive over Lake ...

Puzzling World!, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Puzzling World!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... and explore. I did an easy, peaceful 2 hour return walk to Waterfall Creek, which basically followed the beach around Roy's Bay. Wanaka certainly did seem like a picturesque little place, and it reminded me of Picton in terms of its size and setting. I ...

Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Wanaka

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Following a chance encounter with someone who I survived D of E with five years ago, in a Wanaka  supermarket, Oscar had a third passanger, which was fortunate as it apparently takes three graduates half and hour to fit two snow chains. Once this ...

Wanaka-time to leave, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Wanaka-time to leave

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... tomorrow to start my travels again. The weather has changed over night and winter is on it's way. My time in Wanaka has been varied. Work at new world was interesting to say the least, but I don't think it will be a career move. Standing in the same ...

Perfect., Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Perfect.

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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Hello Hello... We are sitting in Wanaka's "funkiest internet cafe" (self-proclaimed), and I'm pretty confident in saying, that today has been one of the most spectacular, visually stunning, yet. To backtrack a bit--- Abel Tasman: We spent three ...

Kate's Puzzling World of Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Kate's Puzzling World of Wanaka

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... a proverbial flood of New Zealanders (abotu 5 counted) choosing to run the loop around the mountain circuit, we drove through Wanaka twice (wrong directions) to the outskirts of the little town and to a museum adjacent to the little airport. The odd ...

A Puzzling world, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

A Puzzling world

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... versa. One room seemed to be on a 45 degree slope but was still level. We couldn't work it out either. We drove into Wanaka, saw some Irish people jumping into the freezing cold lake there screaming hat his bits were going to fall off before we found a ...

Haast an over night stop, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Haast an over night stop

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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Hi all, On my last entry I said that the next stop was Queens Town via Wanaka, sorry forgot to mention that we stopped in Haast in between, it wasn't really a proper stop. It's so that the driver can rest. We got there early evening and stopped at a ...

Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Wanaka

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... film Esther and I walked May back to her hostel then headed back to ours, May was going to move to our hostel the following day. Wanaka looked lovely and I wanted to stay for a while. The following morning I got up early and headed into town to see if I ...

Glaciers, mini-golf and a lot of cold air!, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Glaciers, mini-golf and a lot of cold air!

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... me the bright blue thread of the Clutha Rver glistened as it wound its way through the green plains, and turquoise Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea sparkled. The air rushed against my face and roared in my ears as I plummeted, but we were so ...

Free WiFi??, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Free WiFi??

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... value in NZ had us settling in for a couple of days. We did rent mountain bikes and attempted to circumnavigate most of Wanaka Lake which, in hindsight, without bike shorts or any recent bicycle seat time, was probably a bit ambitious- we were both ...

Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Wanaka

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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... couldn't wish for more beauty than that! Our hostel was ok, not the best place but it was close to everything... Having said that Wanaka is so small it would be difficult to be far away. We didn't really do much here, just chilled out on the beach next ...

Wanaka,   colours are calling me..., Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Wanaka, colours are calling me...

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... The next day we took a walk to Diamond Lake (nothing special) and a walk up Rocky Mountain to views overlooking Lake Wanaka making the uphill battle worth the effort. We then headed onto Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World just outside of town. We ...

Sofa cinema, Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Sofa cinema

A travel blog entry by jawad

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We woke up early today and after breakfast with Connor we headed off to walk up Mt Iron. This 1.5 hour circuit walk on the edge of the town is a must do for stunning views of the surrounding peaks. The morning sky was clear and nearly every snow capped ...

You wannaka to Wanaka?, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

You wannaka to Wanaka?

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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... and then ran around it too, past the beach and the vinyards around it. I guess my concept of a "Big" city has changed because Wanaka seemed big to me after beeing in the middle of nowhere for a while. I discovered that people here live by 'Happy ...

A mirrored lake and rare steak, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

A mirrored lake and rare steak

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... sheared by the glacier. Also I think it is crazy that Fox and Franz Josef are only the 4th and 5th biggest glaciers in New Zealand, but are easily the two most visited. Apparently it is down to the ease of access and speed they move at therefore making ...

A Change of Plan..., Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

A Change of Plan...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... degree panoramic views. The walk back down was a lot more gentle, reminiscent of the track at Mount Maunganui. I didn't want to leave Wanaka without seeing the sunset over the lake and mountains, so at about 5pm I did a short walk to Eely Point. It ...

Riddle Me This, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Riddle Me This

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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The day had come to finally leave the cozy cradle of Queenstown and see the rest of New Zealand. It was good that we'd stayed on one extra day because when we pulled out that morning we felt happy to be moving along. That sense of adventure had gripped us ...

Frank's Bungy Jump and up to Lake Wanaka, Boundary Creek, New Zealand travel blog

Frank's Bungy Jump and up to Lake Wanaka

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... of the area.  We drove further north to also get views of Lake Hawea , and ended up spending the night at the DOC (Dept of Conservation) Boundary Creek campsite along Lake Wanaka, with great views of the lake from the back of our campervan. ...

The most scenic drive in my life, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

The most scenic drive in my life

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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The road from Fox Glacier to Wanaka is the most scenic of a drive I've seen so far. It is like a scenic rollercoaster with beach and cliff views waiting behind every turn. It took us 8.5 hours to cover the 300km, since we were making photo stops every 15 ...

Glaciers and Hot Pools, The West Coast, New Zealand travel blog

Glaciers and Hot Pools

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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Fully trained up on how to clean toilets, we left Wanaka again for a few days away before starting our new lives as "cleaning bitches" and "checkout chicks" First we did a tramp at the nearby Mount Aspiring National Park. Wanaka's own alpine ...

Adventure Sports Here We Come!, Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Adventure Sports Here We Come!

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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... between a llama and a sheep) as if they were best of breed at Crufts. Funny. (Marcus's highlight was the jodhpurs!) On day 2 in Wanaka, we climbed the nearby summit of Mount Roy. Only a 16 km, 1100 metre ascent - no problem, we thought, we can do ...

Final week in Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Final week in Wanaka

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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... Friday we were tired....maybe I'm too old and should stick to ski-ing! And Saturday was our last day in beautiful Wanaka. Also Laura's birthday - a fortunate coincidence which led to birthday cake on the ski slopes and Bob stunt-skiing off a rock ...

There's snow in the mountains!!!, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

There's snow in the mountains!!!

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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... like. We decided we'd just nip through it onto the next town and do all the action packed stuff for less elsewhere. So Wanaka anyway. It's a nice cosy little town, apparently a mini Queenstown and like all the towns in this part of the country its ...

Skydiving Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Skydiving Wanaka

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... in a sofa and eat pizza during the film. Like being at home! The next day we had booked to do jetboating on Lake Wanaka. Jet boating is apparently a Kiwi invention and uses a jet of water rather than propellers to both power and steer the boat. This ...

What to do in Wanaka, Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

What to do in Wanaka

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... playing tonight but unfortunately our visit coincided with their bi-annual safety review. What are the chances! Staying another night in Wanaka seemed worthwhile as this was a one-of-a-kind movie theatre, kitted out with old sofas, mismatched chairs and ...

Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Wanaka

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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... , basically, that was about it! Not a very exciting couple of days but good to just chill out in one place for a couple of nights. I think Wanaka would be great in the ski season but in the summer (well at the start of it at least when it can still be a ...

Arse, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Arse

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... and detoured off, further west and over to Lake Matheson, which apparently offers some of the most panoramic, picturesque scenery in New Zealand. After everything I've seen, felt and experienced here, I just had to see for myself. The weather was ...

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