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7 Best Romantic Accommodation in Wanaka

10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Wanaka ❤️ [2024]

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Honeymoon and Couples’ Accommodations in Wanaka

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

While you’re here, you might also be interested in the 10 Most Romantic Things to Do in Wanaka and The Romantic Getaway & 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 Lodge. The boutique European-style lodge radiates 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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7 Best Romantic Accommodation in Wanaka© Te Wanaka Lodge

2. Edgewater Hotel

Stay on the shores of the glistening Lake Wanaka itself at the Edgewater Hotel. The 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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7 Best Romantic Accommodation in Wanaka© Edgewater Hotel

3. Kauri House Apartment

If your idea of the perfect place to stay 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 a holiday home, but your stay also includes a continental or cooked breakfast.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Wanaka ❤️ [2023]© Kauri House Apartment

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 romantic accommodation in Wanaka. Enjoy your “One-Bedroom Chalet” with a heated marble bathroom complete with bathrobes and slippers, 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. For more stays with convenient amenities, also check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Wanaka or the 10 Best Holiday Apartments in Wanaka.

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Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge© Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge

5. Lime Tree Lodge

If you’re looking for real tranquillity and exclusivity, check out the Lime Tree Lodge which 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 verandah among manicured gardens and glorious mountain views. Choose between the luxury of the “Black Peak Suite” featuring black-oak decor and a 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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7 Best Romantic Accommodation in Wanaka© Lime Tree Lodge

6. 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 private verandah spilling from your sophisticatedly-styled guest room. 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. For more lodge-style stays, be sure to also look at the 10 Best Lodges in Wanaka.

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Waiorau Homestead© Waiorau Homestead

7. Hawea Hotel

Located in an alternative location in the Lake Wanaka area, the 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 Eatery restaurant with log fires and unbeatable lake views. See how this hotel compares to the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Wanaka.

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Lake Hawea Hotel© Lake Hawea Hotel

8. Minaret Station Alpine Lodge

For couples with the “go big or go home” mantra, Minaret Station Alpine Lodge is one of the most prestigious addresses in the Wanaka area. Enjoy warmth, comfort and glorious cuisine in a remote glacial valley. With just four sumptuous chalets, your stay here is truly tranquil and indulgent with features like a private outdoor hot tub where you can watch the stars. See more recommendations like this in the 12 Best Luxury Accommodations in Wanaka.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Wanaka ❤️ [2023]© Minaret Station Alpine Lodge

9. Lake Wanaka Lodge

And for couples on a budget, Lake Wanaka Lodge provides sleek, stylish and well-priced double rooms. Each room has an ensuite bathroom and either a balcony or a courtyard to soak up the gorgeous park and golf course surroundings. Free WiFi is available as is on-site parking and a spa pool nestled in the gardens. Japanese meals and breakfast are also available to purchase. See more affordable stays like this in the 12 Best Budget Accommodations in Wanaka.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Wanaka ❤️ [2023]© Lake Wanaka Lodge

10. 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.

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Maple Lodge© Maple Lodge

More About Romantic Accommodations in Wanaka

Now that you know the most romantic 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 Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Wanaka.


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About The Author

Laura S.

This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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