Friday, 28 October 2011
A piece of Lake Wanaka for Christmas
Source = Lake Wanaka Tourism
The magic of Lake Wanaka and the people who give the vibrant lakeside town its unique character have been captured in a stunning new book Wanaka: Earth to Heaven at Whare Kea. It is the perfect Christmas gift for the armchair traveller, the chef, the photographer, anyone wanting to enjoy a piece of the Lake Wanaka magic, wherever they are in the world.
This coffee table book was created by Australian philanthropists, Martyn and Louise Myers, owners of the award-winning luxury lodge Whare Kea, who are ardent advocates of Lake Wanaka and all its unique story. The book captures the heart and soul of the alpine town with its amazing melting pot of people, personalities and adventures, all set against the pristine alpine backdrop of Mount Aspiring National Park.
The book is divided into the four seasons. In each season there are activities you can enjoy, profiles of people you may meet along the way and delicious recipes from Whare Kea’s head chef, James Stapley, featuring food straight from the land. The region’s striking landscapes are captured in spectacular fashion by photographer Kieran Scott while the words of Michael McKay reveal a cast of characters who have made Lake Wanaka their home. These personalities are rugged, entrepreneurial, adventure-loving and down-to-earth Kiwis and their stories make for fascinating reading alongside the mouth-watering recipes that reflect the unspoiled landscape they are so passionate about.
Wanaka: Earth to Heaven at Whare Kea is available through all good booksellers for NZ$75.