Wanaka Farmers Market
Deliciousness Every Thursday, 3PM to 6PM
After eating rye sourdough from The People’s Bread and beautiful gingerbread biscuits from Pembroke Patisserie for the past month, I thought it was about time to write a blog about their source – Wanaka Farmers Market. Every Thursday afternoon, year-round, a group of talented bakers, artists, grocers, brewers and one masseur gather to put on Wanaka Farmers Market. Here they sell their handmade, home grown, and generally wonderfully local products on Ardmore Street, directly across from the lake - in rain, shine, snow, or anything in between.
Jack's Blowhole in The Catlins
In ‘inappropriate’ conditions, not so much a blowhole as a… normal hole
Outdoorswoman Wanda and I took the walk to Jack’s Blowhole at high tide, which is of course the time to visit a blowhole. The drive from Owaka was quite amazing – the high tide had filled the fields with water, so sheep were trapped on small islands of grass, while ducks floated on large puddles in the paddocks.
New Chums Beach
A stunningly beautiful stretch of coastline
If you drive as far as Whangapoua on the Coromandel Peninsula, you can then take the short walk from the northern end of the local beach through bush to New Chums Beach, or Wainuiototo Bay.