Enjoy a wealth of outdoor pursuits from this boutique luxury retreat, set among the scenic splendour of Lake Wanaka, New Zealand.
Set on the southern shores of New Zealand’s fourth largest lake, Lake Wanaka resort sits in a spectacular setting, surrounded by the dramatic peaks of the Southern Alps and gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park. Making up part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area, the National Park stands along side the likes of the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest as an area of outstanding global importance.
The town itself is a quiet, relaxed lakeside resort that has retained its New Zealand charm, with the inevitable development in keeping with the natural surroundings. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from, as well as a number of shops if a spending spree is the order of the day.
Lake Wanaka is the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park, one of the world’s most spectacular alpine regions, with plenty of walking tracks to suit all abilities. Hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, jet boating, lake cruises or golf are all on the doorstep.
Some of New Zealand’s finest vineyards are just a short drive away, with many delicious Central Otago wines to enjoy. Wine Tours are available for those who don’t wish to drive. A wine tour also provides a great opportunity to obtain interesting insights into the local area’s history.
During the winter months, Wanaka is home to some of New Zealand’s best skiing and snowboarding. Enthusiasts from around the world flock to the three Wanaka ski-fields of Cardrona, Treble Cone and the Snow Farm, all within an hour’s drive of Lime Tree Lodge.
Every other autumn, the spectacular Wanaka air show ‘Warbirds Over Wanaka’, attracts thousands of spectators. On alternate years, the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour is held, featuring an excellent programme of arts, dance, theatre and music.
The popular resort of Queenstown and Queenstown International Airport are just an hour’s drive away, across the historic Crown Range. The rugged West Coast is two hours drive, while the cities of Dunedin and Christchurch are three and six hours drive respectively.
More information on the full range of attractions and activities on offer in and around Lake Wanaka can be found by visiting www.lakewanaka.co.nz