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Our New Zealand
After touring the South Island of New Zealand
looking for a place to land, we finally settled on
Wanaka (pronounced WAH-nuh-kuh). It's a beautiful town
of 4,000 people at the head of Lake Wanaka, a 46km alpine lake nestled next to
the Southern Alps. Less than an hour from Queenstown, Wanaka is known as the smaller family-oriented
version of Queenstown. Also known as the Gateway to
Mt. Aspiring National Park,
there's a plethora of outdoor activities here to keep us busy.
rented a house from Nov '03 to Jul '04.
It's a very cool small town here. How
small? Well, we can
walk everywhere, our mail is delivered via mountain bike, phone numbers are 4
digits, nobody locks anything... Hoo Ahh!
Around the Town
2-minute drive and 30-minute hike reward us with a 360-degree view from the top
of Mt. Iron.
External links to things we find
useful or interesting in
and around Wanaka: