Thus it was that I crossed the Alps and descended onto the shores of Lake Wanaka. In store for me was a couple of days in a town which experiences around 15 times less rainfall that it’s counterpart on the other side of the mountains. An all year round tourist destination with skiing, watersports, rock climbing and mountain biking as standard parts of a resident’s lifestyle. Wanaka sounded like a place I wanted to be.
Coming up next - Mountain Time - Wanaka, Queenstown and the highest road in NZ