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Enter LaLaLand at this après-ski barWanaka, New Zealand

It’s that time of year when southern hemisphere snow-heads turn their thoughts to powder on New Zealand’s peaks. After a big day barreling down Treble Cone there’s nothing to be done apart from get a good stiff, warming drink. LaLaLand has got you covered. Arrive before the sun goes down and rug up for a seat on the deck overlooking the lake – really the only place to be as the day’s last rays disappear. Then scoot inside where the vibe is cosy, with velvet lounges, antique lamps and books on the shelves. The surroundings are slightly misleading though – these guys do a mean cocktail. Don’t miss the Te Anaka, a salty, citrusy surprise that took its maker James Crinson to the top three in the worldwide Bacardi Legacy Competition.


get there

Direct flights to Christchurch from Australia’s eastern capital cities are available with airlines such as Air New Zealand and Virgin.
virginaustralia.com.au
airnewzealand.com

Lalaland Lounge Bar
lalalandwanaka.co.nz

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Tags: bar, chill thrill, cocktail, new zealand, skiing

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