Christmas is officially coming – the tree is up!

It’s the 5th December and with no guests tonight it seemed the perfect opportunity to put up the tree!

At Waipoua Lodge we are now Christmas Ready for guests with the tree on the old judge’s desk in the dining room, santas in the loo, handmade blown glass ornaments on the bar and an advent calendar with pockets in which to put chocolates for little 5 star guests.  With only Christmas night closed to guests we are looking forward to celebrating Christmas for the next few weeks!

OK so Christmas Downunder is not the same as in the northern hemisphere – it has to be 10.00 pm before you can see your Christmas tree lights twinkling and hot mulled wine just doesn’t compete with an iced cold beer. So for those of us brought up on short, cold winter days it takes some adjusting to long, hot summer days and we just have to stay positive and enjoy the sun, beaches, BBQs, chilled crisp sauvignon blancs and mellow, buttery chardonnays or beautiful cherry rich pinot noirs (yes we definitely like our wine at Wapoua Lodge). To all our past guests have a wonderful Merry Christmas and we hope that 2013 will be good to all of us!

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