Clearly the best food and wine
Back in Wanaka, there?s plenty to do after hours?The winter weather does wonders for the appetite, and food lovers amongst you will not be disappointed by the range and quality of dining experiences available in town.
Check out Missy?s Kitchen for superb modern NZ cuisine, a roaring fire and tremendous lake views. The minimal fit-out will keep uber-stylish urban dwellers happy, and the good by the glass wine list will put a sparkle in your eye. Fine, yet not overly fussing dining at its best.
For hearty portions of modern bistro food using prime local ingredients check out Relishes Caf? (1/99 Ardmore St, Wanaka) for a rocking open fire, a fabulous selection of local wines and knowledgeable staff.
Also in Ardmore St is one of Wanaka?s newest and funkiest nightspots ? the Apartment. An upmarket bar that comes into its own later in the evening, with a more grown-up clientele, less inclined to skull beer directly from the jug. But, if you?d rather go where the wild things are, head to Red Rock (68 Ardmore St, Wanaka). Warm d?cor, a happy buzz and heaps of funky looking locals and internationals crowd this bar most nights. There?s pool tables, groovy tunes and ample alcohol to keep people in high spirits all night.
At the end of a long day, you?ll be thankful of a good night?s sleep. And for the best beds in Wanaka, check yourself in to the Clearbrook apartments (cnr Helwick and Upton Sts, Wanaka).
Just two years old, Clearbrook apartments are a fabulous collection of self-contained studios, one and two bedroom apartments. Bullock Creek trickles by the front of the property, lulling you to sleep after a hard day of skiing, boarding and generally running amok. You?ll rest well on the impossibly large, super comfortable beds and even the most accomplished gourmet will find the well-designed kitchen perfect for turning out warming winter fare, from a simple breakfast fry up or an elaborate roast dinner.
Located centrally and with lots of off-street parking and secure drying rooms, Clearbrook apartments have it all.
For more info on Wanaka see www.skilakewanaka.com