This was one of our best overnight stays on our tour of NZ. Our suite was excellent, modern and bright, and its doors led out to the well-kept lawn that bordered Lake Wanaka, fifty yards away. Walking around the lake was quite a pleasant experience, though it would have been better still with less whining of jet skis and more sailing boats. One rider in particular who was practising sharp turns with his jet ski was no doubt enjoying himself, but also ruining the tranquility of the lakeshore for dozens of other holidaymakers. The 'motorization' of the lake is a downside of Wanaka.