Altamont Lodge
Altamont Lodge

10 Best Lodges in Wanaka

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Lodge Accommodation in Wanaka

After a day on the slopes, hiking in the mountains, paddle boarding on the lake or whatever adventures you choose in Wanaka, there’s no better feeling than getting back to a cosy lodge. In Wanaka, the lodges complete that ideal “alpine getaway”, whether you’re a couple on a romantic escape, a family on holiday or a solo traveller on a budget. There is an array of amazing lodge accommodation around the famous lake, so we’ll give you our top picks in this list of the best lodges in Wanaka.

While you’re here, check out alternative accommodation in 10 Best Hotels in Wanaka.

1. Maple Lodge

This out-of-town lodge in Wanaka provides a tranquil retreat with uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains. Maple Lodge is a luxury bed & breakfast ideal for a couple’s or friend’s getaway with their Premium and Deluxe Rooms. Each room has a king bed with the option of twin singles, a Smart TV, tea/coffee facilities, soft bathrobes and free WiFi. There are some stunning places around the property to relax, from the cosy guest lounge to the expansive gardens. What’s more, the entire lodge can be booked out for winter. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Wanaka.

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Maple Lodge© Maple Lodge

2. Te Wanaka Lodge

This boutique European-style lodge is wrapped in character from its tasteful antique furniture to its cedar garden hot tub. Stay in one of Te Wanaka’s lodge rooms with fresh decor, an ensuite and a small balcony or stay in a separate cottage with basic kitchenette facilities and a private entrance. Mornings are spent enjoying the continental breakfast served on the oversized vintage table, while the homebaked afternoon tea each day is a delight! What’s more, Te Wanaka boasts a convenient location in Wanaka town.

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Te Wanaka Lodge© Te Wanaka Lodge

3. Lime Tree Lodge

If you’re looking for a more “exclusive” feel, check out the Lime Tree Lodge hosting only 12 guests at one time. The lodge has luxuriously-appointed guest rooms, as well as two private suites, all of which have French doors opening onto an expansive veranda with lush garden and mountain views. There’s a premium room, The Black Peak Suite, which features black-oak decor along with leather furnishings across the bedroom and private lounge with a log fire. Alternatively, stay in one of the more affordable guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms featuring underfloor heating. Guests also have access to the lodge’s outdoor pool, as well as a cosy lounge. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Wanaka.

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Lime Tree Lodge© Lime Tree Lodge

4. 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. Enjoy your One or Two-Bedroom Chalet with a heated marble bathroom with bathrobe and slippers provided, as well as home-away-from-home facilities like a kitchen and laundry machines. Alternatively, there are King Rooms available in the lodge with or without a spa bath ensuite and breakfast included.

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Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge© Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge

5. Waiorau Homestead

The Waiorau Homestead boasts a premium location in the midst of the Cardrona Valley. The views of the Cardrona ski field, farming stations and majestic alpine landscape can be admired from your private veranda or the lodge’s dining room or lounge. The lodge has three sophisticatedly-styled guest rooms, one of which has an ensuite with a spa bath. A gourmet breakfast is included in your stay, as well as the option to dine on locally-sourced cuisine.

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Waiorau Homestead© Waiorau Homestead

6. Altamont Lodge

Travellers looking for affordable accommodation with exceptional self-catering facilities, set your sights on Altamont Lodge. The attractive wood-lined lodge with 12 rooms boasts a super spacious kitchen with a large dining area and tables in the garden to enjoy your homecooked creations. The lodge offers inexpensive private double rooms, single rooms and family rooms, with shared male and female bathrooms and a lounge with a cosy fireplace. Consider this lodge in Wanaka as an alternative to the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Wanaka.

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Altamont Lodge© Altamont Lodge

7. Aspiring Lodge Motel

Stay in the heart of Wanaka in the self-catering Aspiring Lodge Motel. The lodge boasts attractive and reasonably spacious wood-lined rooms in the form of studios and family units. Most rooms have cooking facilities including a microwave, fridge, toaster and shrub shower, while you’re only a short stroll away from Wanaka’s array of eateries. Each room enjoys some sun time to bask in from either your private balcony or courtyard. See more options like this in the 6 Best Motels in Wanaka.

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Aspiring Lodge Motel© Aspiring Lodge Motel

8. Peak Sport Chalet

Why not consider the self-contained accommodation of the Peak Sport Chalet, which is a five minutes walk from Bremner Bay at the lake? The accommodation is tranquil and homely, with chalets featuring a full kitchen (and dishwasher!), a private veranda and cosy log fire. Chalets either have one or two bedrooms. Alternatively, studios are available with basic kitchenette facilities. A buffet breakfast is also available. See more like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Wanaka.

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Peak Sport Chalet© Peak Sport Chalet

9. Wanaka Alpine Lodge

Stay at the foot of Mt Iron just on the outskirts of town in the modern Wanaka Alpine Lodge. The bed & breakfast lodge has five contemporary-styled rooms with either a king or twin ensuite set-up. Bathrooms are kitted out with environmentally-friendly biodegradable products, while the lounge is comfortable and has Sky Sports and Netflix. Stays include a generous continental breakfast, use of a hot tub, free mountain bikes, free WiFi and home baking. See more accommodation like this in our 10 Best Accommodation in Wanaka for Foodies.

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Wanaka Alpine Lodge© Wanaka Alpine Lodge

10. Alpine View Lodge

With its vast gardens and location outside of town, Alpine View Lodge is somewhat of a lifestyle accommodation offering one, two and three-bedroom cottage, as well as a studio. There’s everything you need in this countryside-style accommodation for a home-away-from-home experience with a kitchen, lounge and laundry facilities. All of the cottages surround a gorgeous garden with outdoor furniture – used also a wedding venue. It’s best to have your own transport, but nothing is too far away, as the town is a couple of minutes away, while the ski fields are within a 20-minute drive.

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Alpine View Lodge© Alpine View Lodge


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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