Highflying Adventure in wanaka New Zealand

The Season: June to September; best mid-July to August Savvy skiers know that above all those woolly herds and verdant lowlands lie the Southern Alps, with uncrowded, high-alpine ski resorts and heli-skiing adventures. Beautiful, scene-free and all about having a good time on the snow and off, New Zealand has two major ski resorts on the North Island and seven on its South Island. The latter's … [Read more...]

Wanaka Wine and Food Fest

Wanaka Wine and Food Fest Labour Weekend ( 20 - 21 Oct 2012) in Lake Wanaka will be one big taste sensation with the Wanaka Wine and Food Fest as part of the Willowridge Wanakafest celebrations. Maple Lodge has special rates for the Labour weekend email them to find out more stay@maplelodgewanaka.co.nz. Set against the stunning backdrop of Mt Aspiring National Park on the shores of Lake … [Read more...]

Annabel Langbein: the queen of Kiwi cuisine

It's a frosty morning at Maple Lodge in Wanaka New Zealand. This article is a reminder of the warm summer days and the wonderful food of this amazing part of New Zealand. In her second dispatch from New Zealand Xanthe meets Annabel Langbein, South Island’s answer to Nigella Lawson. Pure and simple: Annabel Langbein, left, and Xanthe Clay harvest lunch from Annabel’s vegetable garden on the sho … [Read more...]

Winter has arrived…wanaka &Queenstown,

Central Otago has woken to its first decent snowfall of the season after around 5cm fell in the higher areas overnight. The snow has been causing problems for cars attempting to cross the ranges between Queenstown and Wanaka via Winter has arrived...Queenstown, Ruapehu get fresh dusting - Story - NZ News - 3 News. … [Read more...]

The snow avalanche dogs of Treble Cone Wanaka

Treble Cone Wanaka - Search & Rescue Dog

The unsung heroes of winter are the search-and-rescue dogs which stand ready to find and dig for people caught in snow-slides and avalanches. Aspiring Avalanche Dogs are based at Treble Cone skifield near Wanaka in the South Island's southern lakes district. Their wrangler, Matt Gunn, has prepared his border collies Blizzard and Rocket in the art of avalanche rescue. He is building a team of … [Read more...]