The Life of Luxury

We chose to spend our days in Wanaka at the Aspiring Campervan Park. which described itself as being “simply the best campervan park in New Zealand.” With a slogan like that we knew we had to stay. This place went above and beyond your average holiday park. It had amazing view of the mountains; a great room (tv room, dining room, kitchen) like what you would see at a house in Sunriver; spa and sauna (no extra charge); free dvd checkout and book swap; heated floors in the bathroom and the most amazing showerheads; spotlessly clean; and to finish it off, we got all of this for $22 US per night! Of all the campervan parks we have stayed in this was definitley the best.


After stuffing ourselves with pork ribs and banoffee pie we decided it was wise to work off some of our Thanksgiving feast. We had read about a hike that had stunning views of the entire area from the height of 1578 meters (roughly 5200 ft of which we climbed 4200 ft). One of the great things about this hike was that you walked along grasslands, giving an unobstructed view the whole way up the ridge. We found ourselves wanting to take a picture every 5 minutes or so as the view kept getting better and better. Another cool thing about this hike was it went through a private sheep farm so we got to see lots of adorable ewes and lambs. We enjoyed lunch up at the top before climbing back down and heading back to our luxury accomodations.

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2 Responses to The Life of Luxury

  1. Nancy Almquist says:

    Yet again, I love looking at your pictures and reading about your travels. You are having the time of your lives – and I hope you remember to journal much. I remember someone saying that I should write down the cute things my kids say as they grow and thinking – are you kidding, I will never forget. Well, let’s just say it was good advice!

    Your pictures are truly amazing and hope you will submit some/many of them for publication. The colors, detail and angle are incredible.

    Thanks for sharing your trip – blessings and great peace along the journey!


  2. …hey guys. Thanks for the updates and pics. I love the grandeur and all, but my fav’ has to be the lamb – looking at you so intently. You’re never far from my tho’ts…..yourPop

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