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Where to Find Self-Contained Accommodation and Stays with Kitchens in Wanaka

Where can you stay in Wanaka where you can prepare your own meals? Any savvy traveller knows that the best way to reduce the cost of any trip is to make your own food. Alternatively, you might like to simply be in charge of your own diet. Either way, we’ll go through our top recommendations for self-contained stays and alternative accommodations with access to kitchen facilities in this list of the best self-catering accommodations in Wanaka!

While you’re here, you might also be interested in the 25 Best Things to Do in Wanaka or all of Wanaka’s best accommodations in the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Wanaka.

1. Wanaka Luxury Apartments

When it comes to the home-away-from-home experience, Wanaka provides a huge selection of holiday apartments with self-catering facilities. One of the most popular and best-priced is Wanaka Luxury Apartments. The five-star apartment complex offers 29 apartments with a choice of one, two or three-bedroom apartments featuring a living space, heated spa, a pool, pizza oven and barbecue. They provide an ideal abode in both summer and winter, with mountain bikes to make use of and fires to keep you toasty in winter. What’s more, the apartments are a mere stroll away from the town centre and the lakefront. Start browsing more apartments in our 15 BEST Holiday Apartments in Wanaka.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Wanaka 🍽️ [2023]© Wanaka Luxury Apartments

2. Altamont Lodge

Travellers looking for affordable accommodation with exceptional self-catering facilities, take a look at Altamont Lodge. The attractive wood-lined lodge with 12 rooms boasts a super spacious and fully-equipped kitchen with a large dining area and tables in the garden to enjoy your home-cooked creations. The lodge offers private double rooms, single rooms and family rooms, with shared male and female bathrooms and a lounge with a cosy fireplace. It makes a fantastic alternative to the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Wanaka. For tips on using communal kitchens with food allergies, be sure to check out 8 Tips for Cooking in a Shared Kitchen with Food Allergies.

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Altamont Lodge© Altamont Lodge

3. Alpine Motel

This self-catering accommodation is located just a short walk from Wanaka town, offering rooms for all traveller types. The motel features “Studios” for three up to “Two-Bedroom King Apartments” for six. Each accommodation has its own kitchen facilities, as well as free WiFi, Sky TV, on-site parking and late checkout at 11 am. The motel also has fabulous features for families, including a children’s playground and trampoline. See more family-friendly recommendations like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Wanaka.

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Alpine Motel© Alpine Motel

4. The Moorings Motel and Apartments

More self-contained motels in Wanaka await at The Moorings Motel and Apartments. Each studio and apartment here has its own charms, from wood-burners enhancing the winter ambience to floor-to-ceiling windows soaking in the lake views. All rooms have cooking facilities, smart TVs with streaming services, and tiled bathrooms with underfloor heating. What’s more, you’re only a stone’s throw away from the town centre and the lake. For more motels to choose from, take a look at the 15 BEST Motels in Wanaka.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Wanaka 🍽️ [2023]© The Moorings Motel and Apartments

5. Wanaka TOP 10 Holiday Park

Stay in a cabin with shared holiday park facilities like a kitchen, bathroom and laundry for the cheapest option. Alternatively, book a studio for the private use of a kitchenette and bathroom. Either way, Wanaka TOP 10 Holiday Park has plenty of self-catering accommodation and is within driving distance from the town centre with free parking available. Enjoy the use of the swimming pool and spa pool as well as free WiFi. Find more holiday park options and cheap self-catering stays in the 12 Best Budget Accommodations in Wanaka.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Wanaka 🍽️ [2023]© Wanaka TOP 10 Holiday Park

6. Villa @23

If a holiday home is more your vibe, Villa @23 offers a price you can’t refuse. The two-bedroom holiday home is a short drive from town and on the way toward Treble Cone and Mt Aspiring National Park. The modern build is well-appointed and boasts features like a cosy garden with a barbecue and mountain views. What’s more, breakfast provisions are included in your private kitchen. Discover more “alternative” stays like this in the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Wanaka.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Wanaka 🍽️ [2023]© Villa @23

8. Matukituki Lodge

If you’re looking for something more luxurious, then you’ll struggle to find a more lavish holiday home in Wanaka than Matukituki Lodge. The four-bedroom home, nestled in the high countryside and approximately 30 minutes’ drive from town, is the ideal base for exploring the Mt Aspiring National Park and the nearby Treble Cone ski field. Crank up the barbecue in summer or hide in the spa pool in winter, as this place is kitted out for the ultimate holiday in any season. Discover more indulgent stays in our 12 Best Luxury Accommodations in Wanaka.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Wanaka 🍽️ [2023]© Matukituki Lodge

9. Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge

Just a four-minute drive from Wanaka yet feels a world away among the acres and acres of gardens, golf course and mountain views, Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge is an easy choice for accommodation in Wanaka for those seeking their own cooking facilities. Choose between “One-Bedroom Chalets and “Two-Bedroom Chalets with Spa Bath” for a private kitchen. Alternatively, the rooms in the lodge have no kitchen facilities but breakfast is included. If you like the idea of staying in a lodge, be sure to also check out the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations & B&Bs in Wanaka.

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Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge© Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge

10. Peak Sport Chalet

Choose either self-contained accommodation or a bed & breakfast room at Peak Sport Chalet, a five-minute walk from Bremner Bay at the lake but a bit of a mission to walk into town. Nevertheless, the accommodation is quiet and homely, with chalets featuring a full kitchen with the luxury of a dishwasher. Enjoy the evening watching the sunset from your private verandah or keep warm in front of the cosy log fire. Chalets either have one or two bedrooms and a buffet breakfast is an optional extra. Alternatively, studios are available with basic kitchenette facilities.

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10 Best Accommodation in Wanaka for Foodies© Peak Sport Chalet

More About Self-Catering Accommodations in Wanaka

Now that you know the best self-catering accommodations in Wanaka, here’s more advice on planning the ultimate trip to Lake Wanaka:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to Wanaka.


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About The Author

Robin C.

This article has been reviewed and approved by Robin, who is the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. With more than 15 years of experience in the New Zealand tourism industry, Robin has co-founded three influential tourism businesses and five additional travel guides for South Pacific nations. He is an expert in New Zealand travel and has tested over 600 activities and 300+ accommodations across the country.

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