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    Default Anyone in Wanaka?

    Looks like we've changed plan yet again and we'll be landing in Wanaka in early April to live - anyone around the area for advice and sympathy?

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    We're not close, but just wanted to congratulate you on being able to live and work in Wanaka - love it down that part of the South Island.

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    Well done guys, we''ll be over to Wanaka later in the year, either for the "warbirds over Wanaka" or to play golf at that super golf course.


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    We have had two holidays in Wanaka since being in NZ, beautiful place ...... ur very lucky to be settling there.

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    Lucky you as it is the areas that my OH and I would love to live there if we able to find a job there! Been there twice for holiday, lovely place

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    No, but we've just spent a day there. I think we made an impression - my daughter was copiously sick in the hall of holograms in puzzling world. The joys of exploring the South Island in a small van.....

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    Ohhh the poor thing - but I can see why, I was nearly very ill in the wonky room! Couldn't get my head round it!

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    Got a friend thats from Ceredigion Wales down there....she loves it. if your into the rural life and you love the mountains ..your gonna love this place...If you are a Classic Aeroplanes enthusiast then Wanaka Warbirds association is based there...plane spotters

    2 hour travel time by car from Christchurch and has a good feeder network with Air NZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wales4eva View Post

    2 hour travel time by car from Christchurch and has a good feeder network with Air NZ.


    Think it's tad over 2 hours reckon it's nearer 5 and a half to six hours with stops.

    Tis about 430kms from Chch and max speed limit is 100kph

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    Hi

    We have lived and worked in Wanaka since getting PR 3 years ago and absolutely love it here. There are an awful lot of non-kiwis here, not sure if thats a good or bad thing, therefore a significant number of people who have been through the PR process and are fully aware of the pro's/con's and effects of moving to the other side of the world. I doubt its much different in many other NZ areas, - everyone is very supportive and it doesn't take long for people to know you live here (permanently). (v important as it means you don't end up paying full price for a lot of things!!!)

    It is a great place for children - our Son is 16 months and has such a busy social diary already!!! Our second is due early April so we may be a bit tied up when you are arriving, but even so more than happy to answer any questions/help out/meet up when you arrive if you would like.

    You will love it here as will your children.

    Catherine

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