New Zealand-born Olympic gold medal skier Nico Porteous finds endless inspiration in the alpine region of Wānaka, from winter through to summer.

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Rhyme X Reason Brewery

Brewery
17 Gordon Road, Wānaka 9305, New Zealand
Rhyme X Reason Brewery

"Rhyme X Reason has become well-known in New Zealand recently and they’ve got a really good beer called “Joy Rider”."

Nico PORTEOUS

Kika

Restaurant
2 Dunmore Street, Wānaka 9305, New Zealand
Kika

"If I’m going out for dinner, I’d go to either Kika or Muttonbird — two crazy restaurants for such a small town."

Nico PORTEOUS

Muttonbird

Restaurant
33 Ardmore Street, Wānaka 9305, New Zealand
Muttonbird

"The food is comforting and homely and they use local produce from local suppliers."

Nico PORTEOUS

Cardrona Alpine Resort

Ski resort
Cardrona Valley Rd, Cardrona 9305, New Zealand
Cardrona Alpine Resort

"Whenever I arrive at Cardrona it's like visiting family — I've grown up skiing there. I spend the majority of my time at Cardrona. And my go-to breakfast spot in Wānaka is The Mezz up at Cardrona. The restaurant does amazing food. I'll come in from skiing in the morning, get my favorite eggs benny in the whole world, then go back out skiing again."

Nico PORTEOUS

b.effect

Brewery
60 Anderson Road, Wānaka 9305, New Zealand
b.effect

"I’ll always run into someone and sit and have a drink and a feed with them. The b.effect makes an alcoholic ginger beer."

Nico PORTEOUS

Ground Up

Brewery
4 Gordon Road, Wānaka 9305, New Zealand
Ground Up

"Each one of the breweries has a favorite drink. Ground Up is where I'll go if I want a nice hazy IPA that's called “Industry of Cool”."

Nico PORTEOUS

Bike Glendhu

Adventure sports
42 Motatapu Road, Glendhu Bay 9382, New Zealand
Bike Glendhu

"We have really good skate parks here, amazing mountain biking in Cardrona and Bike Glendhu, and of course skiing in the wintertime."

Nico PORTEOUS

Treble Cone Ski Area

Ski resort
Mt Aspiring Road, Wānaka 9305, New Zealand
Treble Cone Ski Area

"Up at Treble Cone you've got a killer access to natural terrain — it’s the most playful natural terrain I've ever skied. Your mind runs free."

Nico PORTEOUS

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