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Wanaka Must Dos after a Day on the Slopes

Rain or shine, summer or winter, ice-cream makes for the perfect finish to a day of skiing or snowboarding. It’s cold, creamy and just delicious. Wanaka has two amazing ice-cream shops Patagonia and Black Peak. Patagonia is also a chocolate shop and offers classic Patagonian handmade chocolates also. It's located opposite the skate park on Dungarvon Street, near the lake front. I would describe Patagonia ice-cream as luxurious, sweet and indulgent. My favourite flavour being the Tramontana. It’s like a powder day in edible form – just the best thing ever!

Black Peak is your other ice-cream...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Wed, 25th Sep 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Classic Kiwi Candy to Take Home as Treats

One of the most asked questions by our guests near the end of their New Zealand snow holidays is “What kiwi chocolate or candy (lollies/sweets) can I take back home for gifts?” So, I thought I would just go ahead and make this easy for everyone. Here is our latest blog post on classic kiwi candy! These can all be found in your local supermarket, so make sure you fill your bags!


Jaffas are a kiwi iconic candy and only found here in New Zealand (and also Australia, but shhh). They were around long ago, and if you ask some of the ‘older’ generation they will tell you stories of r...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Thu, 12th Sep 2013  View comments (1)  Add a comment

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