The Dacha – Luxury Overlooking Beautiful Lake Wanaka
By Justine Tyerman

While in Wanaka and exploring the magnificent Rob Roy Glacier, recommends staying at a luxurious property such as the Dacha by Touch of Spice, one of the country’s finest private residences (see the video above).

The Dacha is part of The Residence Collection by Touch of Spice. The Residence Collection is a carefully-curated portfolio of the very finest luxury accommodation available throughout New Zealand. From expansive private estates and oceanfront retreats to boutique lodges, owners’ cottages and premium homes, the residences range in price from $5,000NZD to $35,000NZD per night.

When staying in a Residence Collection property you will be lavished in luxuriously-appointed accommodation while enjoying world-class facilities and tailor-made experiences. All properties have been personally hand-selected and every aspect of your stay is meticulously considered and catered to.

The Residences also provide a range of in-house inclusions, such as private chefs, daily housekeeping, private wine collections, art collections, butler service and in-residence spa treatments. If only the sublime will do, then look no further than The Residence Collection by Touch of Spice.

To read more about my experience while visiting the Rob Roy Glacier while exploring this beautiful part of Australasia, check out my story on


Contributing Editor Justine Tyerman is an award-winning travel writer, journalist and sub-editor from Gisborne, New Zealand, with 20 years’ experience in newspaper and freelance work. Check out her work at and Tyerman’s Travels Facebook.