"Wanaka, New Zealand" Wanaka by woodyz

Wanaka Travel Guide: 118 reviews and 382 photos

We Love Wanaka

This is our 4th trip to Wanaka and we are still finding new and exciting places to stay and visit. Criffel Peak View Apartment ? a great place to stay, so much room. And a view that stretches on forever. We love the location to the lake, town and restaurants. Caroline and Suzie are the perfect hosts. They are full of local knowledge and fun. We loved staying there and 4 days was not long enough. We will definitely stay there longer next year. During our stay, I had the most wonderful massage from Sonia who is just up the road in Manuka Cres. Sonia was one of the many suggestions from our hosts. Hammer and Nails and The Spice Room yumm and we will be eating there again next year.
The second week we spent at Rockview Cottage, such a peaceful and quiet place. We love the trek up Mt Iron, and spring is a lovely time to visit Wanaka. We are usually there June/July school holidays, but because of a dust cloud we came later this year. Trevor and Kathy are great hosts and Trevor is a massage therapist whom treats my husband each year. Cardrona still had plenty of snow and Ryan was well looked after again by Nathan on the mountain.
We?ll be back for more next year and I am keen to come again for the Sept. school holidays and enjoy the spring weather and another breakfast at Bon Jour café in Arrowtown, definitely the best breakfast in the South Island. Thanks to our hosts and their enthusiasm and love of Wanaka.

Criffel Peak View Apartment

Enjoy the view!

Bon Jour Cafe, Arrowtown

The best breakfast in the South Island.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Criffel Peak View, Sonia, Cardrona and Spring
  • Cons:We have to wait another year till our next visit
  • In a nutshell:Wanaka, Great Any Time of Year - Loads of fun!
  • Last visit to Wanaka: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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