Wanaka is situated at the end of Lake Wanaka in the Otago of the South Island, and is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park. It is basically a resort town catering for hikers in the summer months and snow thrill seekers in the winter months. Situated by the lakes edge its a beautiful setting with the nearby mountains always in the background.
Its quite a modern town due to the fact its always growing in size because of increasing tourism and increased numbers of people retiring there.
Whilst I was enjoying my stay there I got up one morning to see that snow had settled on the mountain tops. An unusual cold spell had come in overnight and the temperature had dropped to near freezing. As it was only the first month of autumn it even caught the Kiwis out. Made for a lovely setting and enjoying hot coffees by the lakes edge.