First signs of autumn

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...]

To Milford Sound – Part 1

Awesome trip to Milford Sound with Wanaka Flightseeing last weekend. The weather was perfect and the water calm. We left Wanaka and flew out over the Lake Wanaka after passing over Maple Lodge - it was great to see it fromthe air. As we flew out over Wanaka we passed Treble Cone ski field and had fabulous views all over Mt Aspiring National Park. Lake Wanaka is the gateway to the National Park … [Read more...]

The Cherries have arrived!

At last, after a long wait, the Cherries have arrived! No, not guests, but the new season of cherries from the local area growers. This means summer is here! Maple Lodge Wanaka is fortunate to be on the doorstep of New Zealand’s fabulous fruit growing region. We have just seen winter through with a huge variety of apples such as Braeburn and Jazz. And porridge always tastes divine when made with … [Read more...]

MAPLE LODGE Enviro Gold Award.

  We are delighted to announce Maple Lodge Wanaka has achieved the Qualmark Green award of Enviro-Gold for responsible tourism for 2012 / 13. This recognise's the sustainable practice's we use at Maple Lodge. To gain the Enviro Gold award standard we have been independently assessed in areas of Water, Energy, Conservation, Community and Waste and demonstrated our commitment to sustainable … [Read more...]