Ok, now we’re off to Wanaka for the night, which is a ski resort area in the winter. We sing “Have a Happy Wanaka” all the way there and enjoy the amazing drive through the Aspiring Mountain range.
We arrive late again, but are thrilled with the apartment we booked on the way down. It is up on a hill and has an amazing view of the lake.
We indulge in an hour of lounging and cocktails in our apartment, then head to the main street of Wanaka (so cute) and find another amazing Indian Restaurant. This one might be the best yet—so yummy! I order my usual (chole, which is chana masala) and Mark gets his usual (dahl makahni). Then we head back to the apartment and I ask Mark to start reading about the Milford sound, our next destination. In a few minutes he says, “Oh, boy, you are going to like this. I think we should do the overnight cruise.” It sounds amazing, and although a splurge, we decide to book it (we can justify it after the occasional hostels we’ve been staying at, right?).