One of my favorite places to date. Like everywhere in the south, stunning views and scenery. I could have stared at the lake all day. Took a walk around a part of it (its absolutely huge....we drove for about 30 minutes along it!). Went to Cinema Paridiso famous for it's varied seating including a beetle! Not the bug but an actual car! Maybe a pilots seat would be more your cup of tea, or just a simple sofa!
As we were wandering through the town we stumbled upon a massacre....lots of dead deer, boars,rabbits, goats etc all laying out, gutted in front of a pub with the locals checking out their kill and standing drinking their pints whilst standing on the carcasses! We were informed that this is a weekly event of a contest of how many animals can you kill. This was not the only random actvity of the locals, the other, to stand on your car bonnet whilst chatting to your friends!
On my last morning in Wanaka i decided to do some indoor rock climbing. The centre had walls with automatic belaying systems so off i went attmpting walls with block shape steps, rope walls, one in the dark and a zig zag beginner wall....actually managed to reach the top of that one. There was also a clear perspex wall with the same steps on each side where you could race your friends, a wall where you could time how long it takes you to get to the top and a simple rope ladder climb with a pink elephant at the top.