© Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge

7 Best Romantic Accommodation in Wanaka

© Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge

Romantic and Honeymoon Accommodation in Wanaka

Escaping to the shores and alpine vistas of Lake Wanaka for a romantic getaway? Perhaps adding the gorgeous scenery and adventure activities to your honeymoon itinerary in New Zealand? Then you’re going to need to find a suitable place to stay. We can help you there with this list of handpicked lodges, chalets, B&Bs and hotels that are wrapped in romance. Take a look at our top picks in this list of the most romantic accommodation in Wanaka.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in 10 Wanaka Must-Dos and The Honeymoon Guide to Wanaka.

1. Te Wanaka Lodge

Bed & Breakfasts are the classic romantic getaway accommodation and Wanaka certainly has its fair share of them, starting with Te Wanaka. The boutique European-style lodge oozes romance from its tasteful antique furniture to its cedar garden hot tub. Stay in one of the lodge rooms with fresh decor, an ensuite and a small balcony or stay at the Garden Cottage Room with basic kitchenette facilities and your own private entrance. Mornings are spent enjoying the continental breakfast served on the oversized vintage table, while homebaked afternoon tea is also served each day. What’s more, Te Wanaka boasts a convenient location in town.

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Te Wanaka Lodge© Te Wanaka Lodge

2. Edgewater Hotel

Stay on the shores of the glistening Lake Wanaka itself at the Edgewater Hotel. Edgewater Hotel offers a couple of styles of accommodation for couples: one-bedroom suites and hotel/studio rooms. The former has the convenience of a kitchenette, while all of them are stylishly furnished with your expected hotel amenities. Couples have many enjoyable and rejuvenating ways to spend their time here, from treatments in the Element Day Spa to the nine-hole putting green. When it comes to wining and dining, the Wineglass Cafe offers an impressive collection of wines, including some of Otago’s own, an irresistible scone menu, as well as an a la carte lunch and dinner.

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Edgewater Hotel© Edgewater Hotel

3. 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 romantic accommodation in Wanaka. Enjoy your One-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.

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Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge© Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge

4. Lime Tree Lodge

If youre looking for real tranquillity and exclusivity, check out the Lime Tree Lodge that hosts only 12 guests at a time. The lodge has luxuriously-appointed guest rooms and two private suites, all of which have French doors opening onto an expansive veranda among manicured gardens and glorious mountain views. Choose between the luxury of the Black Peak Suite feature black-oak decor and private lounge with a log fire – ideal for celebrating a special occasion, or the more affordable guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms featuring underfloor heating. You’ll also have access to an outdoor pool, as well as a cosy lounge.

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Lime Tree Lodge© Lime Tree Lodge

5. Waiorau Homestead

Waiorau Homestead boasts a premium location in the heart of the Cardrona Valley. The views of the Cardrona ski field, farming stations and majestic alpine landscape can be admired from your own private veranda spilling from your sophisticatedly-styled guest rooms. One of the three rooms has a spa bath, while all guests have access to a cosy lounge and gorgeous garden. A gourmet breakfast is included in your stay, as well as the option to dine on sumptuous cuisine such as locally-sourced Cardrona meat.

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Waiorau Homestead© Waiorau Homestead

6. Maple Lodge

Maple Lodge is a luxury bed & breakfast ideal for a couples getaway. The lodge features Deluxe and Premium (larger) Rooms. Each room has a king bed, a Smart TV, tea/coffee facilities, bathrobes and WiFi. There are some stunning places around the property to relax, from the cosy guest lounge to the expansive gardens. The out-of-town lodge with glorious mountain views is even a popular wedding venue. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Wanaka.

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Maple Lodge© Maple Lodge

7. Lake Hawea Hotel

Located in an alternative location in the Lake Wanaka area, the Lake Hawea Hotel is tucked away on the shores of Lake Hawea. The hotel features stylish rooms for couples each with its own balcony soaking in the gorgeous views, as well as bedding spun from Wanaka-farmed merino made especially for the hotel. Free WiFi, TV, electric blankets and tea/coffee making facilities are part of the package, while guests are conveniently moments away from the Grill Room restaurant with log fires and unbeatable lake views. How about sitting down for a glass of Otago wine at The Stags Head? See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Accommodation in Wanaka for Foodies.

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Lake Hawea Hotel© Lake Hawea Hotel


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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