…but a sandwich nonetheless!

Yep, only an anal control freak who wears full briefs would fly via helicopter out to the very exclusive Wharekauhau Lodge for lunch and manage to have a sandwich rustled up! My god it was delicious – chargrilled capsicum, tomato, basil and haloumi (cheese).

The helicopter ride was a bit nerve wracking but only 15 minutes each way so easy enough to endure – absolutely stunning views of Wellington Harbour and the south coast once I opened my eyes after going through the bumpy thermals above the Orongorongos. Must say I did feel *rather* posh and glam having the helicopter land on the lawn of the Lodge with other guests looking on and the same when landing in Wellington. Very peaceful and isolated out at the Lodge – just a handful of tourists on a bike tour but they were away on a farm visit while we had our lunch.

The whole trip took 4 hours – mind you with 1450 bottles of wine to choose from I’m not surprised!

Breath-taking view of Palliser Bay coast line:

Our private outdoor table in the courtyard:

Perhaps not so glam:


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