in the press
36 hours in Wanaka
An article in the New Zealand Sunday Star Times on 5 February 2012 featuring Wanaka and Tiritiri Lodge and the great things to do here.
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In rugged New Zealand, Robert Upe finds good food, wine and comfort at an enviable lodge.
Sydney Morning Herald Travel Section August 8-9 2009
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Mercedes Magazin March 09
A trip around the South Island (in German)
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Cuisine Magazine - November 2008 has a great article on Wanaka and our chef Tiffany as a culinary star.
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Travel +Leisure magazine
For a 6 page article onTiritiri see the March 2008 edition of Travel & Leisure Magazine - Australia and New Zealand .
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Tiritiri Lodge has featured recently in some magazines. Following is an article from Belle magazine
And from the Weekends Away Magazine:
Text from Weekends Away article..
I think I’ve been to New Zealand 18 times; not quite 20, but I know I’m getting close. On my last visit I spent 2 nights at Tiritiri Lodge on Lake Wanaka. I’ve been to the South Island town often but I hadn’t been to Penrith Park, two kilometres from the main street, where Tiritiri stands with commanding lake and mountain views.
Stepping through the imposing front entrance into a reception area complete with grand piano, I’m made welcome by the Australian owners Stephanie Pursley and Denis Costello, and shown upstairs to a corner suite with 180-degree views, a balcony and a king size bed. In the adjoining bathroom, there’s a window that looks back through the bedroom, which means you don’t miss a second of the spectacular view when you’re in the shower.
But just because the accommodation is ritzy, don’t think it isn’t warm and friendly. By the time I organise myself and go downstairs, Stephanie has a cup of tea waiting and we lounge on a large window set discussing my options for the weekend. I dine with Stephanie and Denis and a young couple from Adelaide who are in Wanaka for the skiing. Stephanie’s daughter Tiffany (ex Bills in Sydney) is the chef and dinner is superb. Discussion turns to knitting and hiking and Stephanie and I decide to take a picnic lunch the next day to Diamond Lake, about 20 minutes drive away.
Diamond Lake is one of the many walks nearby. Along the path hundreds of icicles hang off rock walls above. We sit on a bench eating fabulous little treats (made by Tiffany) while taking in the picture-postcard view. On the way back we watch a mother and daughter ice-skating. Before I know it I’m handed a spare pair of skates and am out twirling on the ice.
If you decide to spend the entire weekend indoors you won’t be disappointed, but venture outside and you’ll never forget it.