New Zealand, Wanaka

Queen’s Birthday Weekend in Wanaka

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One of the cool things about working in New Zealand is they have lots of Public Holidays. To take advantage of the last one of the winter, before 3 whole months until the next, we went off to Wanaka, our favourite place in the South Island. On route we also stopped off in Tekapo because you cannot drive the 5.5 hours to Wanaka and not stop in Tekapo for bagels on top of the Mount St John and take in that amazing view.

In Wanaka we spent the weekend walking, eating delicious food and finally watching the very funny kiwi move ‘Hunt For The Wilderpeople’ in our favourite, cinema Paradiso. I highly recommend you watch it for a good laugh and some insights into kiwi culture. It was a brilliantly relaxing weekend and I was so happy to see both Tekapo and Wanaka in the snow!

Apologies for the amount of pics but it was impossible to narrow the selection as there are so many stunning places….

From the top of Mount St John

From the top of Mount St John

Such an awesome view!

Such an awesome view!

Cristal blue water

Cristal blue water

Observatory

Observatory

Amazing!

Amazing!

Ready for breakfast after a 3 hour early morning drive.

Ready for breakfast after a 3 hour early morning drive.

Yummy!!!!!!!!!

Yummy!!!!!!!!!

I am in heaven!

I am in heaven!

What a view for breakfast

What a view for breakfast

Nearly time to go

Nearly time to go

Freezing!

I like to add some colour to the surroundings

The entrance to the Astro Cafe

The entrance to the Astro Cafe

Making our way down to the car park

Making our way down to the car park

The view from the carpark

The view from the carpark

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The direction we are going to drive in

One more last look...

One more last look…

Lake Wanaka from the centre of town

Lake Wanaka from the centre of town

Beautiful view

Beautiful view

Little walk up to the top of the hill behind the town

Little walk up to the top of the hill behind the town

Lake shore

Lake shore

Early morning walk up Mount Roy

Early morning walk up Mount Roy

Views over Wanaka in the early morning frost

Views over Wanaka in the early morning frost

Very cool cloud formations

Very cool cloud formations

Such stunning colours

Such stunning colours

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View around to the Dublin Bay side of the lake

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Beautiful

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Still a thin whisper of cloud

Going back down

Going back down

Very happy to sit out in the sunshine at Relish Cafe and eat chips and a delicious lamb chargrilled ciabatta

Very happy to sit out in the sunshine at Relish Cafe and eat chips and a delicious lamb chargrilled ciabatta

Wanaka in the afternoon

Wanaka in the afternoon

Stunning light

Stunning light

Sunset by the lake

Sunset by the lake

Skimming stones

Skimming stones

Sitting by the lake listening to Harry Potter audio books

Sitting by the lake listening to Harry Potter audio books and skimming stones

Sunset

Sunset

Last fisherman on the lake

Last fisherman on the lake

After skimming stones

After skimming stones

Happiness

Happiness

Wanaka at dusk

Wanaka at dusk

Catching a glimpse of the giant eels and trout in the lake

Catching a glimpse of the giant eels and trout in the lake

Stroll before dinner at Thai Siam and then on to the cinema

Stroll before dinner at Thai Siam and then on to the cinema

Warming up by the fire

Warming up by the fire

Walk around the lake to Beacon Point before we head back to Christchurch

Walk around the lake to Beacon Point before we head back to Christchurch

Hard to leave this place

Hard to leave this place

So peaceful

Bye Wanaka!!!!!

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