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...]

Warbirds 2012

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Winter is upon us at Maple Lodge  and I sit here on a beautiful bluebird sky day looking at the snow capped mountains. As beautiful as it is, this is also the time for us to look forward to Easter 2012 and the spectacular Warbirds over Wanaka airshow announced for Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April. The new Warbirds & Wheels visitor attraction will be be open during the show which … [Read more...]

An Autumn Wedding

A beautiful autumn Wanaka Wedding

Jess and Dan had a stunning day for their wedding ceremony & reception at Maple Lodge on 19 March. The maple trees turned on their fabulous Autumn display and the day  was perfectly sunny and calm. With 20 guests it was the perfect intimate celebration with their family and friends. See more of Jess & Dan's Wedding photos on Flickr Wanaka Catering provided fabulous food, Bev Clark acted … [Read more...]

First signs of autumn

Stunning Maple Tress at Maple Lodge Wanaka

March has arrived with the first signs of autumn appearing everywhere. The leaves on the maple trees at Maple Lodge Wanaka are starting to turn into their beautiful autumn colours with a range of reds, oranges and yellows creating a stunning cloak to welcome in the autumn season. The days are still bright and sunny in Wanaka where autumn is one of the best seasons for awesome photographs and … [Read more...]

Happy Valentine’s Day

A Romantic Break

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in a variety of ways across the world. In Italy, romantic songs and poems are the theme of the day. Whereas in many other European countries, USA, Canada, Australia and NZ  lovers exchange cards and more often these days, romantic gifts such as jewellery, chocolate and flowers. Wanaka has been listed in the Time Life's Top 10 Most Romantic Places. So why not suprise y … [Read more...]