After a visit to Queenstown, we were off for a 90-minute drive to Lake Wanaka.
Our accommodation at The Aspiring Lofts, run by Don and Lorraine, was a comfy delight with modern and tasteful finishes (heated floors, recessed lighting, good wi-fi, and perfect feng shui (they spent 6 years teaching in Hong Kong). Our hosts cooked fabulous breakfasts (fresh golden kiwis, creamy eggs with cheese, mushrooms, homemade muesli and yogurt), recommended good restaurants, and gave us a valuable orientation to the high country – Good local restaurants, fruit orchards, former Gold Rush digs, running and biking trails. Don was an interesting conversationist who seems to enjoy being with guests.
The highpoint of our stay, even whilst (using local grammar) a wee bit wet, was three hours of mountain biking around the lake on well-groomed gravel trails.
After 2 cozy nights, wonderful dinners, and our biological reset, we set off across high mountain plains populated by few people and countess freshly shorn sheep enroute to Dunedin.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Wanaka Bed & Breakfast Aspiring Lofts... with stunning lake and mountain views from a peaceful, hillside setting.Come and relax in the warmth and elegance of our new architecturally designed studio apartments offering stylish Wanaka B&B accommodation with an emphasis on privacy, peace and tranquillity.Look forward to a warm welcome at your Lake Wanaka accommodation Aspiring Lofts Bed and Breakfast ~ Your stay will be extra special! ... more less