Where to Find Apartment Accommodation in Wanaka
After a day on the slopes or exploring one of New Zealand’s most picturesque lakes, there’s nothing like returning to your own home away from home to enjoy with your loved ones. Wanaka can certainly create this ideal experience with its wealth of apartment hotels and complexes available. Choose from indulgent apartments with luxurious fixtures to budget yet well-appointed apartments. We go through some of our top picks in this list of best holiday apartments in Wanaka.
While you’re here, be sure to also compare these apartments with the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Wanaka.
1. Lakeside Apartments
Indulge in your own private five-star apartment overlooking Lake Wanaka when you stay at the Lakeside Apartments. While the “Poolside”, “Premier” and “Deluxe Apartments” make fine choices in accommodation, nothing comes close to the “Penthouse” at the top of the apartment complex with its own rooftop spa pool and barbecue area. Central to the complex is an outdoor swimming pool. What’s more, the apartments are moments from town.
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2. Wanaka Luxury Apartments
This home-away-from-home experience comes with a few luxurious extras at the 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. See more upscale options like this in the 12 Best Luxury Accommodations in Wanaka.
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- Wanaka Luxury Apartments on Booking.com
- Wanaka Luxury Apartments on Trip.com
- Wanaka Luxury Apartments on Expedia
3. Clearbrook Motel & Serviced Apartments
Enjoy the conveniences of home when you stay in one of the apartments or the townhouse of the Clearbrook Motel & Serviced Apartments. The apartment complex in Wanaka town centre offers 14 self-contained apartments with a private balcony, spa bath, a kitchen with a dishwasher and laundry machines, each as well-appointed as the other. Other features at the hotel include Sky TV, streaming services, free WiFi and heated ski lockers. See more motel-style options like this in the 15 Best Motels in Wanaka.
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4. Deluxe Apartments Wanaka
Are these Wanaka apartments all starting to sound the same to you? Well, you’ll want to keep this one in mind, mainly thanks to its fantastic facilities like access to a swimming pool, spa pool, sauna and games room. Deluxe Apartments Wanaka has a range of elegantly appointed two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, some of which interconnect for five bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests! Note that the apartments are a short drive (or a long walk) from town.
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5. Distinction Wanaka Alpine Resort
Distinction Wanaka Alpine Resort (formerly the Distinction Apartments) provides another excellent choice of five-star apartments in Wanaka, this time offering large and stylish one, two and three-bedroom apartments and a five-bedroom villa. Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen, underfloor-heated bathroom, Sky TV, free WiFi and secure garage parking. As for facilities, the apartment complex features hot spas, a swimming pool in summer, a barbecue area, a tennis court, a petanque court, a games room and a gym. All in all, it has enough going on to keep any tribe entertained. See more family-friendly stays like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Wanaka.
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6. Kauri House Apartment
If your idea of the perfect holiday apartment in Wanaka is your own holiday home away from the hustle and bustle, perhaps you should choose something like the Kauri House Apartment. Nestled in the residential hilltops of Mt Iron, this one-bedroom apartment offers and unique and romantic stay for couples with castle-like architecture. Not only do you have everything you could expect from an apartment stay, but your stay also includes a continental or cooked breakfast. For alternative couple-centric accommodations, also see the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Wanaka.
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7. Belvedere Apartments
Perched on a raised location within walking distance of Wanaka town centre, Belvedere Apartments is a good go-to whether you’re a couple or a family. These one- and two-bedroom apartments situated on a quiet cul-de-sac offer a peaceful home-away-from-home complete with all the essentials. That’s not to say there aren’t holiday-worthy highlights too, such as a guest sauna, lake or garden views, smart TVs, activities bookings and elevators to all floors!
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- Belvedere Apartments on Booking.com
- Belvedere Apartments on Trip.com
- Belvedere Apartments on Expedia
8. Villa @23
Ok, so this private holiday apartment is not the sexiest on this list of holiday apartments in Wanaka, but it offers a price you can’t refuse. Villa @23 is a short drive from town and on the way toward Treble Cone and the Mt Aspiring National Park, so it’s certainly not to be snuffed at. The modern two-bedroom 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 stay. Discover more “alternative” stays like this in the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Wanaka.
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9. Fairway Motels & Apartments
Everyone is catered to at the Fairway Motel & Apartments thanks to their offering of studios, family units and two-bedroom apartments. In the warmer months, you can make use of the outdoor swimming pool and barbecue area, while a skiing drying room is a useful feature in winter. The “Honeymoon Spa Unit” is a real treat for couples, while the specially-designed disabled access unit is a welcome addition.
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10. Panorama Court
Elevated on the lakefront and just a short walk from the town centre, Panomara Court is an excellent choice of apartments in Wanaka. Panorama Court provides affordable apartments, which include full kitchens, spacious living areas, a deck or balcony, Sky TV and more. All apartments are two-bedroom sleeping up to six people with a queen bed in one room and twin beds in the other. See more apartments in Wanaka like this in the 12 Best Budget Accommodations in Wanaka.
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11. Apartments on Upton (Wanaka Selection)
Managed by holiday apartment giants, Wanaka Selection, Apartments on Upton is an upscale apartment complex with 12 individual quality apartments with something for all group sizes. Units range from one to five-bedroom or choose any combination where bedrooms can be fitted with king or twin-bed layouts. Either way, you’ll experience upmarket living with Italian-designed leather lounge suites, fully equipped kitchens and tiled bathrooms. Other apartments managed by Wanaka Selection include the popular Tenby Apartments and Dungarvon Street Apartments, which are also worth checking out.
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12. Club Wyndham Wanaka, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
The famous apartment hotel brand offers an upmarket stay in Wanaka a short drive from town along Mt Aspiring Road. The 4.5-star Club Wyndham Wanaka, Trademark Collection by Wyndham boasts a range of sleek apartments and suites with something to suit all traveller types. Make use of your own kitchenette facilities or dine at the on-site bar and cafe where a buffet breakfast is served in the mornings and an a la carte menu for lunch and the evenings. Other facilities include a heated pool with a waterslide, barbecues, bike rental, fitness centre, parking, hot tubs, RV parking and much more!
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- Club Wyndham Wanaka, Trademark Collection by Wyndham on Booking.com
- Club Wyndham Wanaka, Trademark Collection by Wyndham on Trip.com
- Club Wyndham Wanaka, Trademark Collection by Wyndham on Expedia
13. West Meadows of Wanaka
This upscale motel and apartment complex in Wanaka certainly rivals some of the hotels in town with modern furnishings and fixings ideal for the holiday or business traveller. Even the lowest tier of rooms at West Meadows of Wanaka are kitted out with full kitchen facilities (including a dishwasher) and a super-sized TV with streaming services. Most rooms accommodate up to two guests, while the two-bedroom apartment is an option for groups of four. The motel is a little out of town, however, so having your own transport will be handy.
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- West Meadows of Wanaka on Booking.com
- West Meadows of Wanaka on Trip.com
- West Meadows of Wanaka on Expedia
14. The Moorings Motel and Apartments
Another upscale motel in Wanaka, this time just moments away from the town centre and lakefront, The Moorings Motel and Apartments is an ideal choice for the discerning traveller. 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.
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- The Moorings Motel and Apartments on Booking.com
- The Moorings Motel and Apartments on Trip.com
- The Moorings Motel and Apartments on Expedia
15. Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
Finally, if you want an apartment with access to more holiday facilities, then don’t overlook Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka! The resort just outside of Wanaka town and 3km (1.9 miles) from the lake itself features entry-level hotel-style rooms to spacious apartments. Oakridge Resort boasts luxurious features, such as nine outdoor hot pools surrounded by tasteful landscaping for that true alpine ambience. When you’re not cooking for yourself, enjoy meals at Jacob’s Grill offering a menu of gourmet delights.
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More About Holiday Apartments in Wanaka
Now that you know the best holiday apartments in Wanaka, here’s more advice on planning the ultimate trip to Lake Wanaka:
- 10 Best Lodges in Wanaka
- 25 Best Things to Do in Wanaka
- The Food Guide to Wanaka: Places to Eat & Food Tours
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to Wanaka.