NZ Journal Day 7 – Lake Wanaka & the Road to Mt. Aspiring
NZ Journal Day 7 (11/15/16): After many back to back days of trekking, today we took it easy and explored the town of Lake Wanaka and the road to Mt. Aspiring National Park which follows the beautiful Matukituki River.
Clara takes a jog along the Wanaka-Mt. Aspiring Road, which is gravel road cutting through rural farms with waterfalls snaking their way down the surrounding mountains. The place looks like it is where fairy tales were invented!
A baby lamb just couldn’t be happier for its good fortune to be in New Zealand!
These farms just outside of Wanaka are beyond picturesque.
While not “the” famous Wanaka tree, this one gets my vote for the most idyllic location!
Oystercatchers hunting for food in the farm fields.
The local commuters heading home for the day.
No trip to Lake Wanaka is complete without photographing “THE” Wanaka Tree. What used to be a fence post to contain livestock is now a mature tree sitting just off the bank.