We started our day at Have a Shot. I wanted to show off my archery instructing skills and Geoff felt like going a little aristocratic with the clay pigeon shooting. Pride comes before a fall I guess, because after minimal training Geoff outshot me, and he was a dab hand at deconstructing clay pigeons!
Next was a quick stop at Wanaka Wastebusters, Wanaka’s official home of all things recycled. I love trawling through the bookshelves which illustrate that Wanaka's locals have some highbrow reading habits. Geoff always hunts for 'must have' preloved tools and gadgets most of which are destined to gather dust in our garage at home.
Our last indoor adventure was at Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World. I was a little spooked by the ‘Hall of Following Faces’ and felt like Alice in Wonderland in the Ames Room. It was like I had nibbled on the “Eat Me” big and little pills as this carefully constructed room creates a giant and miniature optical illusion.
The Puzzling World cafe served up a mug of my favourite drug, and while I enjoyed my caffeine fix Geoff got stuck into a collection of puzzles. Time seemed to fold in on itself and the next thing we knew we were being politely asked to leave, as it was time to close up.
With our legs well rested, we were definitely ready to go back to the wilderness after spending the day attempting to shoot things, finding second hand books, discovering old toys and enjoying mind bending optical illusions. Which just goes to show there really is way more to Wanaka than rugged backcountry.