After the bus got back to Te Anau at 1 pm, we got in the car and headed off to Wanaka, stopping at the Cardona Hotel for a drink in what they call the "cute" beer garden.
Continued our drive and checked into the Wyhdam resort, which is just out of town on Mt Aspiring Road.
Walked through town and around the lake, stopping for a waffle cone ice cream at Tangos.
We enjoyed a superb dinner at The Reef, overlooking Wanaka Lake. Venison for me and the surf and turf for DH. If the weathers good, eat outside as the view is much better from this point.
We had a late breakfast the next morning in town at Relishes Cafe, where predictably we both had the pancakes (warm, fluffy and packed with berries).
We then continued cour drive back to Christchurch, stopping at Subway in Geraldine for a quick lunch and arriving in Christchurch 5.5 hours after leaving Wanaka.