New Zealand Tops Telegraph Travel Awards 2013

New Zealand mountain scenery

New Zealand has come out on top in the UK's Telegraph Travel Awards 2013: Favourite countries / Best countries Is there any surprise that New Zealand has topped this category for another year? The Land of the Long White Cloud casts its spell over many people in many places, but seems to exert a special hold over British travellers with its mix of old-fashioned Englishness, stunning alpine … [Read more...]

New Zealand: readers tips – Telegraph UK

Telegraph readers offer advice on visits to the mountains, glaciers and cities of New Zealand.  The glorious Fiordland National Park Peaks in New Zealand Photo: Alamy  24 Nov 2013  Phil Yelavich, from Hertfordshire thinks Wanaka is " Picture Perfect" Fabulous, breathtaking, amazing. A must-visit is Lake Wanaka in the lake district of New Zealand at the bot … [Read more...]

Treble Cone Wins New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort 2013

Treble Cone (Wanaka, NZ) has been announced as the inaugural winner of New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort at the World Ski Awards held in Kitzbuhel, Austria over the weekend.  The World Ski Awards presentation was held in Kitzbuhel, Austria, attended by an audience of snow sports industry professionals and stakeholders from all around the world, to announce the winners which were voted upon online by a … [Read more...]

Garden Visitors

Californian Quail chicks at nesting in autumn leaves at Maple Lodge Wanaka

Spring and early summer bring a host of garden birds including Californian Quail to Maple Lodge Wanaka. These wonderful quirky birds run around the garden and this year they have had a family of a dozen or more super cute chicks. If you are staying at Maple Lodge watch out for them over the next month or so.  #gigatownwanaka   … [Read more...]

Fasten your seatbelts for 2014 Warbirds Over Wanaka

Chocks Away!

Wanaka stages one of the best Warbirds Airshows in the world so fasten your seatbelts for the next Warbirds over Wanaka airshow taking place 18-20 April 2014. Over 80 aircraft are set to take part including old favourites the Kittyhawk, Corsair and Catalina. You will also be able to see some of the famous Warbirds that helped defend freedom during four world conflicts from the Classic fighters … [Read more...]