Travel Blogs from Wanaka
So, we awoke to blue skies and a possibility of a helicopter flight. By 10.00 (our scheduled flight time) the clouds had moved in, but we were still able to take off. What a stunning flight. We flew over the Franz Josef glacier and then landed at the top of Fox Glacier. The pilot was great with a commentary about the glaciers. He took photos of us …
We left our hotel in Queenstown today at about 10:30am and were happy to be en route to a different location. 10 minutes up the road Steve could not remember seeing his phone so we had to make a return trip to Queenstown........
Our first stop was half an hour away in Arrowtown, a quaint heritage village. This pretty town sprang from the 1860's …
After the excitement of yesterday and Graham's bungy jump something hopefully a bit more relaxed for a couple of days. As for his bungy jump it was as much waiting for his turn to jump than watching him jump that made me nervous. It is great to be such a small group they were all watching with me and making lots of reassuring noises. Still that few …
I thought the road to Glenorchy was fun, but the Crown Range is so much better. We left about 9am I think and headed off to Wanaka. There were hardly any cars around so I pretty much had the road to myself. It really is a stunning road.
Got to Wanaka and popped into a cafe for breakfast. Saw a little old man collecting for RPA, must have been …
There are two glaciers on the West Coast of South Island, so having walked on Fox the day before we woke up and went to check out Franz Josef. It was... similar. We decided not to walk any closer than the first viewpoint and set off South. On the way were two places we wanted to stop, the first being a Lake renowned for views of the mountains being …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEdgewater Wanaka
Lovely first floor suite with views across the lake and mountains. Dinner in the restaurant was lamb (for Karen) and steak for me, accompanied by very nice couple of reds (Merlot for Karen, Pinot Noir for me). Jess, our waitress was great and very chatty.
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