The hum of conversation and laughter of children took over central Wanaka during the weekend as the town began to get used to a car-free trial.
But the experimental ban of cars from the CBD isn't without its detractors, which includes shop owners who say business is down as a result of the trial.
Contractors have successfully lifted two short segments of Wanaka's millennium path, with their every move watched by a small group of path supporters.
The 650m path displays significant dates from over 2000 years of history, but is set to be removed as the council looks to develop the lake front.
Helping each other along could be the secret to a mountain biking couple's success over the weekend in the annual Motatapu race.
Kyle Ward and Samara Sheppard both crossed the line in first place, winning the race and winning each other's hearts.
Hundreds of horses, riders, wagons, walkers and cyclists rolled into Lake Hawea on Saturday for the conclusion of this year's Otago Goldfields Cavalcade.
The warm, still conditions couldn't have been more perfect for the final day of the annual event.
The 2019 Goldfields Cavalcade continues this week with horses and wagons aiming to reach their final destination in Hawea by the weekend.
There's also the Push Bike Trail, where the participants' steeds are of the cycle rather than equine variety.
Organisers of a petition calling for the retention of the millennium tile path along the lakefront at Wanaka are feeling a little more confident the path will be saved.
Concerns were first raised last December about planned redevelopments of Wanaka's South Beach destroying the path.
An Albert Town resident is bringing the joy of dance to the lakes.