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Explore Wanaka

A lively town buzzing with carefree spirit, Wanaka is the ultimate base for your South Island holiday. The township of Wanaka is a picture-perfect gem with a pristine alpine lake at its doorstep and surrounded by the spectacular backdrop of the South Island's Southern Alps.

It’s the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park - a World Heritage Area – an alpine paradise of towering peaks, thundering waterfalls, spectacular glaciers, rainforest, rivers and valleys.

Activities abound; for kids, for families, for the adventurous and extreme at heart and for those seeking peace and relaxation. Walking, hiking, Mountain Biking, Fishing, boating, Kayaking, swimming, skiing and snowboarding, scenic flights, even the world famous Puzzling World – it’s all here and it’s all awesome!

Wanaka wharf at sunrise

Your choice for places to stay is limitless from premium luxury to relaxed lakeside camping and most accommodation is an easy walk to town. Choose from indulgent lodges and inviting bed & breakfasts; the freedom of your own self-contained holiday home or high-end apartment; go au natural in a campervan or holiday park or commune with like-minded at a friendly local backpackers; wherever you choose to lay your head, Wanaka has an abundance of options – and every one of them aims to please.

Wanaka cafes and restaurants are among the best in New Zealand with award-winning chefs and local talent creating dazzling culinary experiences that belie the humble ambience of the town.

But it really is the people that make the place. Yes, the views are jaw-dropping. Yes the landscape offers endless gems of delighted discovery. But when visitors leave Wanaka, they remember the people. The warmth, the genuine welcome, the naturally honest joy at being able to share this beautiful place they call home. Ask anyone – Wanaka is peopled by the very kindest from all over the world.

A magnet for those wanting a truly authentic New Zealand experience, Wanaka is one of those places you come for a visit, and end up staying for life.

 

Search the listings below to find accommodation to suit. Just click on a tab then use the drop down options to refine your search. You can also read stories from our Lake Wanaka blog and find recommended trips to suit any travel style or stay length.

Search Wanaka accommodation options in Lake Wanaka

Search the listings below to find options to suit. Just click on a tab or use the drop down options to refine your search. You can also read stories from our Lake Wanaka blog and find recommended trips to suit any travel style or stay length.

More information on Wanaka Central Accommodation, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

YHA Wanaka offers a choice of quality accommodation for the discerning traveler, from backpacker beds to self-contained studio units. Our accommodation boasts a...

94 Brownston St, Wanaka

From $26 NZD

Maple Lodge is a new purpose built boutique Qualmark 5 star plus atmosphere set within the quiet surroundings of its own private 7-acre...

Halliday Road, Wanaka

From $195 NZD

Riverrun lodge is set on an escarpment surrounded by 500 acres bordering New Zealand’s largest river, the Clutha, with walks and running trails...

86 Halliday Road, Wanaka

From $380 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

ASURE BrookVale Motel is a boutique visitor accommodation complex situated in the heart of Wanaka alongside a spring fed stream. We have spacious...

35 Brownston Street, Wanaka

From $105 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 4.0

Minaret Lodge is a sanctuary, set in a 2 acre park-like setting, providing luxury accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand.
Named after the spectacular...

34 Eely Point Road, Wanaka

From $385 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

Edgewater lies right at the water’s edge of Lake Wanaka. It is the perfect destination for guests to experience all that Central Otago’s...

54 Sargood Drive, Wanaka

From $185 NZD

Nestled beautifully in the sunny foothills of Mt Iron, Wanaka lies theloft@hiddenhills. For the discerning traveler who enjoys being “active” with all Wanaka...

1 Hidden Hills Drive, Wanaka

From $285 NZD

Wake up to the birds singing in the trees and the amazing views, set on 50 acres of privately owned farm land in...

"964 Lake Hawea Albert Town Rd,", Wanaka

From $150 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

A well located property overlooking the lake and mountains, just a short walk from the town centre. The moorings offers studio units and...

17 Lakeside Road, Wanaka

From $180 NZD

Whare Kea offers private, luxury accommodation set on the shores of Lake Wanaka. The 6 room lakeside lodge and two bedroom cottage has...

"Rapid 494 Mt Aspiring Road,", Wanaka

From $575 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5

Luxury accommodation in your own private villa.

You don’t move into this Luxury Lodge, you put it on like a Favourite Tailored Jacket.

On an...

155 Stone Street, Wanaka

New Zealand architecture award winner. If you could design the perfect luxury holiday accommodation, would it include expansive glass windows to drink in...

, Wanaka

Wanaka Haven offers the luxury of beautiful surroundings inside out with a chic décor and uninterrupted mountain views. Warm up to the cozy...

42 Halliday Road, Wanaka

From $245 NZD

Set on a tree-lined avenue, Wyndham Vacation Resort Wanaka offers a quiet, comfortable but refined base to enjoy the many delights of New...

109 Mt Aspiring Road, Wanaka

From $124 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5

Te Wanaka Lodge is a contemporary European-style 13 room Bed & Breakfast , located in the heart of Wanaka Village. Te Wanaka Lodge...

23 Brownston St, Wanaka

From $175 NZD

Friendly luxury B&B lodge and self-contained family cottages, a home away from home. Luxurious twin, king or super-king ensuite bedrooms with gourmet breakfast...

1 Homestead Close, Wanaka

From $189 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

Hosted by John and Glynis Seed, Wanaka Springs Lodge celebrates New Zealand culture and quirks with its décor and food. The Lodge combines...

21 Warren Street, Wanaka

From $240 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5

Wanaka Bakpaka offers quality budget backpacker accommodation for the independent traveler. We are the only hostel in Wanaka located right on the lakeside...

117 Lakeside Road, Wanaka

From $29 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5

With breathtaking views of Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps from nearly every room and only a short walk to Wanaka's amenities, including...

2/124 Lismore Street, Wanaka

From $295 NZD

Set on a ten acre estate, just outside Lake Wanaka, Lime Tree Lodge offers luxury boutique accommodation with stunning 360-degree uninterrupted mountain views....

672 Ballantyne Rd, Wanaka

From $295 NZD