OK, the next pit-stop was Wanaka. It is a town north-east of Queenstown on the Lake Wanaka. Yes, another Lake. Here we spent the night before pushing off for Mt. Cook the following morning. The reason for Wanaka: the scenic route offers hubby hair-pin bends and narrow roads to test the Corolla by. Not to mention the views.
At Wanaka we chanced upon an Indian restaurant serving halal fare, so we had our fill of hot nans, paratha, RICE, veg and meat curries
En route to Mt Cook:
We were fairly pooped when we arrived in the evening.