We decided to make a day trip from Wanaka to the west coast via the Haast Pass and Mount Aspiring National Park. It's a beautiful drive with lush green forests, rivers and mountains making for some epic scenery. There are also a heap of walking tracks which lead to waterfalls and beautiful views of the area. I cannot begin to tell how perfect New Zealand is for driving and exploring, every corner it just SO beautiful.
next: the wild west coast.