At Wanaka airport, Warbirds and Wheels Museum, 11 Lloyd Dunn Ave. (tel. 03/443-7010;, displays military aircraft, including vintage planes, plus a collection of 30 classic cars and motorcycles.

Take a break at Wanaka Beerworks, State Highway 6 (tel. 0800/273-9754 in NZ, or 03/443-1865;, which is wedged between two museums. This little boutique brewery with a cozy bar and tasting room is open daily from 9am until 4pm; tours and tastings are offered daily at 2pm.

Rippon Vineyard, Mount Aspiring Road (tel. 03/443-8084;, was established by Rolfe and Lois Mills, pioneer grape-growers in Central Otago, and their vineyard location overlooking Lake Wanaka is simply stunning. It’s open daily for free tastings and sales (Dec-Apr 11:30am-5pm and July-Nov 1:30-5:30pm).

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