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...]

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...]

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...]

Amazing U-FLy Experience

CIMG0771 U-Fly Originally uploaded by Maple Lodge Wanaka Both Paul & Berny from Maple Lodge Wanaka had a fantastic time with Ruth from U-FLy with a trip over Lake Wanaka. It is an awesome way to see the lake and its surrounding area and you get to fly the plane! The small Tecnam plane flies low over the lake so you get to see everything below you in great detail and if you just want to sit … [Read more...]