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Far Horizon

Posted by Release Wanaka on November 25, 2016

Planning a family get together? or maybe a friends reunion?

Release Wanaka - Far Horizon offers space, views and all the mod-cons. Set in the exclusive neighbourhood of 'Far Horizon' on an acre site, this property is surrounded by countryside but is still within walking distance of Wanaka town centre and the lake.

Sleeping 8 comfortably in 4 bedrooms, there is plenty of room for that extended family. Throw a DVD on for the kids in the separate living room and relax in the open plan dining/living/kitchen area, with views out over the garden to the mountains beyond. With large sliding doors out to the deck and spa pool, relax and enjoy the sunset or grab a cold one from the fridge and a friend or two and decide who’s going to be batting or fielding for that compulsory game of summer cricket on the huge lawn!

If you think you are a bit of a ‘Gordon Ramsey’ then you will love the fully equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need to get creative with some local produce. On the other hand, if you really can’t be bothered cooking, lets face it, you are on holiday, then let our ‘Release Wanaka Fixer’ organise a private chef to come in and do the creating for you!

Luxury, views and space at Release Wanaka - Far Horizon.

Release Wanaka - Apartment 1.1

Posted by Release Wanaka on November 18, 2016

Who wouldn’t want to stay somewhere with views like this?

This apartment in the centre of Wanaka oozes luxury. From the sumptuous furnishings to the luxurious linens this holiday apartment ticks all the boxes for a couples getaway. With two large bedrooms each with ensuites boasting spa baths, there is plenty of room for 4 adults to relax in style. And, if you are looking to relax just that little bit more, jump into the private sauna and let those worries disappear!

Apartment 1.1 is located right in the centre of the little slice of paradise we call Wanaka. Forget about jumping in the car to grab a drink and a meal at one of the many first class restaurants Wanaka has to offer. Walk out that front door and you are there, surrounded by cafes, restaurants, shops, ice-cream parlours, hairdressers, beauty salons... the list goes on! And, to top it off, you are a 25m stroll to Lake Wanaka where you can sit and watch the ever changing view or partake in the numerous activities such as Water-Skiing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding or on those hot Central Otago days, a swim to cool off. Release Wanaka can organise any activity you wish to experience, click here to find out more.

So, after a day of drinking coffee, eating gelato and cooling off at the lake, wander back to the apartment, grab a glass of pinot and sit back and watch the sunset from your very own balcony!

Release Wanaka - Apartment 1.1 - sunset over Lake Wanaka.


Posted by Release Wanaka on November 11, 2016

Over the course of November, Wanaka has become biking mad (as if they weren’t already)! Bike’Vember was introduced to the town to encourage people of all ages to get on that bike more often!

"The goal is healthier and happier people, quieter roads, stronger community, a nicer town to live in. On top of that, fundraising will contribute to finishing a project that will benefit anybody in our community: a ramp onto the Hawea River swing bridge. During the whole month, lots of events are organised and we encourage anyone to organise group rides or other social events celebrating human powered transport." From 'Double Shot Dawn Riders' to 'Wanaka Kids Club Bike Friday', there is an event for everyone. Check out the Events Calendar here.

BIke’Vember ends with the ‘Grand Finale - Frocks and Tweeds on Bicycles’ on November 30th; "To celebrate, dress up and come for a social ride through town. Decorate your bike, wear a frock or your finest tweed. We meet at the Dinosaur park at 5pm, ride from 5.30 to 6pm. We’ll have extra decorations for you and your bike. At 6.15pm: prize-giving for riders who have filled their 'Bike'vember passports' out (don’t forget to bring your passports!) and spot prizes for the best dressed!"

Wanaka has some of the best Mountain Biking tracks in the area, from an easy cruise along the Lakefront to the more advanced tracks of Deans Bank or the Hikuwai Circuit. If you are looking for a bit of fun check out Sticky Forest. "This fun network of trails makes the best of exotic pine forest in Wanaka township. There are over 20 tracks to choose from; from the technical switchbacks of Stumpy and Yumpts, to the beautiful berms of Venus, to Crankin' Fine's legendary uphill corkscrew, these trails are expertly designed to be enjoyed by beginners and pros alike." - Wanaka NZ

Release Wanaka has luxury holiday accommodation that are a hop, skip and jump to Sticky Forest. If you are keen to ride all day with the option of popping home for a quick snack, check out these properties - Edgewood Place, Infinity Drive, Forty Seven, Clutha Place and Kirimoko. We can also organise a tailor made luxury biking trip for you and your friends... click here to find out more.

Summer Holidays

Posted by Release Wanaka on November 05, 2016

As summer fast approaches the thought of holidays enter our heads. Wanaka is not only a fantastic winter destination but it is pretty good in summer too!

With the crystal clear water of Lake Wanaka at our doorstep and some astounding surroundings there is an abundance of activities for the adventurous and non-adventurous alike.

If you are looking for something to get that adrenaline pumping then maybe free falling from 15,000ft will do the trick or possibly a high speed jet boat down the Clutha River. If on the other hand you would prefer something a little more sedate, then grab that fishing rod and head on down to the river, or, sit back, relax and take in the views that surround this amazing location.

We think the best way to experience Lake Wanaka, is to get on it. Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Sailing or a Luxury Cruise are some of the ways to get out on the water and see the area from a different perspective.

Here at Release Wanaka we have the local knowledge to make that summer holiday unforgettable. With our 'Wanaka Fixer' in tow you can experience the best this area has to offer. Click here to find out more.