Wanaka Holiday ~ January 2017

 Special times with my special man.

Special times with my special man.

I am feeling super lucky! This week James and I have been on a wonderful trip down south to visit family in Dunedin and go to a friends wedding in the gloriously beautiful Wanaka!

This is both James and my first time in Wanaka and I've got to say, it has lived up to the hype! I don't know if anywhere could be more stunning! 

 My beautiful husband!

My beautiful husband!

Today is really the only full day we are going to be able to spend here in this amazing place but it has been so amazing I could resist sharing it with you!

After a long sleep in this morning James and I headed out to the Trout Cafe and Bar for brunch. It's not often that we get to go out for brunch together so it was such a treat! My beef baguette was to die for! Absolutely delicious! 

After our delightful meal we wandered out to the waterfront across the street. The view of the lake is stunning. Completely breathtaking. We decided we would head out from there and take a little drive to a nearby bay called Glendu Bay. We were so glad we did! It was only an 11 minute drive but it took you out far enough that it felt so private and peaceful! It was stunning and an absolute photographers dream to photograph! 

James and I spent our time snapping pictures, hunting for pretty pebbles, skimming stones and playing games. It was by far the highlight of my whole holiday. It has been full of lovely times but nothing quite compares to one on one quality time with my best friend. 

 The stunning Glendu Bay! 

The stunning Glendu Bay! 

 Can you believe there is snow here in the middle of Summer!?

Can you believe there is snow here in the middle of Summer!?

We drove back into Wanaka and headed to Puzzling World. That was so worth the money! The maze took us ages to complete. We had so much fun challenging each other to a race to find the next tower (I won 3 out of the 4 times). It was actually quite a good work out. There is a lot of walking involved!

 James wandering around in the maze.

James wandering around in the maze.

Inside Puzzling World there are all sorts of fun and fantastic illusions. My favourites were the wonky room on a lean (I truly could hardly stay upright! It really messes with your mind!) and the room that makes you look enormous at one end and miniature at the other. 

For dinner we went out with friends to a restaurant called Alchemy. It was wonderful! I so enjoyed that special dinner and a chat. Plus the sunset right out the window was spectacular! It was such a shame I only had my phone on me to capture it. 

 The sunset over Lake Wanaka was truly incredible!

The sunset over Lake Wanaka was truly incredible!

2 days is definitely not enough time for me to feel completely satisfied with Wanaka so I will certainly be planning another trip back (hopefully) in the near future.

Have you ever been to Wanaka? If you haven't, add it to your bucket list!