Today is about visiting a few of the local producers and if it happens to be a Thursday, then a visit to the Artisan Market at 3pm on Ardmore Street is a must!
If it’s not a Thursday, don’t worry about it – Wānaka has so many lovely cafes that line the streets, just pick one and head in. We always recommend asking the staff there about their favourite caffeine or treat pick. Some local favourites – The Coffee Shack, Fedeli, Relishes, the teahouse at Revology and Wee Tart.
For lunch, call in to Florences Foodstore and Café. It’s an experiential food destination where you can eat, drink and also wander through the store, tasting and enjoying the display of foods both local and imported.
After lunch head-up the Cardrona Valley to The Cardrona Distillery. This is a family-owned artisan distillery producing hand-made artisan spirits made with pure alpine water sourced from the heart of Mount Cardrona. Book in to do a tour and tasting and see how they make their spirits using time-honoured traditional methods.
Finish the day with a great pub meal at the historic Cardrona Hotel.