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Diamond Lake and Rocky Mountain Summit Hike - Wanaka

Walks labelled as Moderate-Hard shouldn’t be underestimated. Especially if you’re walking on your own and don’t do big hikes often…

So someone like me was totally qualified to hike up to both the Diamond Lake and Lake Wanaka Lookout points and then onwards up to the Rocky Mountain Summit… 1,130 more words


Time to get creative... and busy.

Working for accommodation, WWOOFING, Help Exchange, whatever you wish to call it, is all very well and good but unfortunately living in an expensive resort town like Wanaka, your pennies soon dwindle. 517 more words



As new New Zealanders, we decided to drive the car for a really long way and see how far we could get in one day! So we went to the West Coast. 135 more words

Places To Visit

Sights of Wanaka - Lavender and Wine

What’s more to love right?

Flowers, the smell of lavender, maybe a taste of lavender ice-cream… followed by a trip to the most scenic vineyard I’ve ever been to… topping off the day with lakeside views as the sun goes down. 437 more words


The Beautiful South…

The ferry from Wellington to Picton, gateway to the South Island of New Zealand, was like no other sea crossing in the world.  The boat left early in the afternoon and sailed out from the calm waters afforded by the lee shores of Wellington harbour.  2,089 more words


The journey

Days 12 and 13


Our AirBnb home for the next two nights offers a breath – taking view to the mountainous landscape around Lake Hawea. 195 more words

Handicapped Travel

Roys Peak: The Pinnacle of Our Time in Wanaka

Alana and I had been eyeing the Roys Peak hike in Wanaka for a while, but my mom and sister wanted nothing to do with it. 1,046 more words

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