On our way to Wanaka we stopped for a group photo in front of Mt Cook, and had a walk around Lake Matheson. This was meant to be a reflective lake, but it was a little windy to get the full impact from it. The walk was nice though, and we got a few pictures. Along the way, as I think I have mentioned before, it seems that kiwi experience are good and we will stop at photo opportunities and for a walk where we can.
Wanaka itself is a small town set on a lake. The place seemed really nice, but it was pretty quiet as this seems to be quite a main place for the ski season. We sat and chilled by the lake for the afternoon when we got there. Then went for a drink in the evening to one of the bars.
In the morning we stopped off at puzzling world, which seemed a pretty random stop, but it was quite cheap to go in and so me and Melissa did. They have a few illusion rooms which were pretty weird, and then had a large outside maze. I get really irritated with things like that so we got to 2 out of 4 corners, and then gave up! Next stop was Queenstown, exciting!!
ACCOMMODATION – Base around $30 (can't remember)
The hostel was based right near the supermarket, and about 2 minute walk from the lake. The space in the room wasn't too bad for a 6 bed. We each had our own plugs (which is amazing) and our own light. We could also get a hair dryer from reception! The toilets were fine, but the showers were a bit flooded as I think hair was stuck in the plug (ew). The kitchen was a little bit small, but wasn't busy so was fine.
Rating – 3.5/5