Wanaka Lodging Options

Oakridge Resort Wanaka - fabulous family accommodation
Wanaka Edge Apartments on the edge of Lake Wanaka
Wanaka Edge Apartments - affordable accommodation on the edge of town
Mable Lodge - Deluxe BnB
Purple Cow YHA Wanaka
Wyndham Vacation Resorts - studios and apartments
Clearbook Motel - just a short walk to town
Lakeside Apartments Wanaka - superb location
The Moorings - apartments
Bella Vista Motel
Alpine Resort Wanaka
BASE Wanaka - backpacker

Wanaka Lodging Options

Wagner Custome Skis

Wanaka Accommodation

Wanaka New Zealand is a chic and stylish place and this is reflected in the extraordinary standard of Wanaka accommodation available. A characteristic that adds to the quality is that most lodgings around Wanaka have spectacular views of the lake and/or the mountains.

Wanaka offers a broad range of accommodation options to suit individuals' preferences and budgets, from cheap backpackers to luxury B&Bs and resort style accommodation, as well as exclusive 5 star opulent retreats.

Accommodation Wanaka - Locations

When booking Wanaka accommodation you need to be aware that not all lodging is within easy walking distance of the town centre. This is particularly true of some of the larger resorts, the Oakridge Wanaka being one example. Thankfully, most of these Wanaka hotels / resorts have shuttle bus services to compensate for their distance from town.

In general, most Wanaka accommodation is no greater than a 5 minute drive from town. Wanaka does have a reasonably good taxi service, although like any small town, there can be pick-up delays during peak periods.

Accommodation areas surrounding the central township include Albert Town (6km NE of Wanaka – about 5 mins drive), north toward Beacon Point (which can take up to 10 mins depending on how far along the point the accommodation is), south towards Cardrona (generally no more than 5 mins by car) and east along the lake towards Treble Cone (many of these properties are an easy 5-15 minute walk to and from Wanaka along the lake front).

You can also stay in nearby Cardrona (about 25km / 20 mins drive), either at the Cardrona Hotel in the Cardrona Village at the base of the mountain, or on-mountain at Cardrona ski resort with only a very short walk to the ski lifts. See our Cardrona accommodation page for more information.

Wanaka Hotels and Resorts

Unlike Queenstown, Lake Wanaka tends to be far more conservative regarding the size and extent of its hotels and resorts. Favourites are the Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort which offers 4-star hotel and deluxe apartment accommodation, and the Wanaka Edgewater Resort.

Edgewater Resort Wanaka | Luxury Resort Accommodation Wanaka Edgewater Resort Wanaka  $$$-$$$$
1 & 2 bedroom self-contained apartments with separate lounge & dining areas (1-6 guests). Located 3 mins drive from town centre. Restaurant, cafe, bar, spa, sauna, tennis courts plus more.....
Grand Mercure Oakridge Resorts | Resort Accommodation Wanaka Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort  $$$-$$$$
Great family accommodation only 3 mins by car to Wanaka central. Tremendous facilities including a hot tub / swimming pool complex plus award winning restaurants. Rated 5/5 by Powderhounds.com....
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Wanaka Backpackers

For those on a budget, there are a couple of good hotel/backpacker options located centrally to the main village.

Purple Cow YHA Backpacker | Budget Accommodation Wanaka YHA Wanaka $-$$
Double ensuite rooms & dorms for 3, 4 & 6 guests (plus female only dorms). 1 min walk to town, pool table, lounge area with fireplace, wifi, BBQ, laundry facilities, TV room/cinema, parking.....
Hollys Backpacker | Budget Accommodation Wanaka Holly's Backpackers Wanaka $
Private twin / double rooms and dorms for 4 or 8 guests. A small 24 bed budget accommodation located only 200m from the centre of town, wifi, BBQ, laundry facilities, TV room.....
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Lake Wanaka Motels

There are a good variety of Wanaka motels that are suited to the budget conscious. As an example, the Alpine Motel Apartments, located only a few minutes walk to town has very inexpensive studio rooms and family apartments accommodating from 1 - 6 persons. The rooms are comfortable and have everything you need.

If location is important, the Bella Vista Motel is in the heart of town and offers fully serviced studios and motel units.

Alpine Motel Apartments | Budget Motel Accommodation Wanaka Alpine Motel Apartments$-$$
Budget self-contained studios, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments (1 - 6 guests). Sky TV, Wifi, kids playground & trampoline. Located just a few minutes walk from central Wanaka..... 
Alpine Motel Apartments | Budget Motel Accommodation Wanaka Bella Vista Wanaka $$
Studios & 1 br self-contained units (1-5 guests) located in central Wanaka. Daily room service, wifi, Sky TV, car parking & laundry facilities. Also ideal for solo travellers.... 
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Wanaka Bed & Breakfast Lodges

In Wanaka, lodges are somewhat different to the definition of a “lodge” that you might find elsewhere in NZ. Typically in Wanaka, lodges are luxurious bed and breakfast establishments that convey the quintessential Wanaka lifestyle – upmarket and classy yet tranquil. Bed and breakfast accommodation is a way of life in Wanaka so there are many, many options to choose from. Examples of luxurious lodge accommodation include the Wanaka Springs Lodge, and the Maple Lodge on the edge of Wanaka, a four star plus well-appointed lodge with lovely mountain views.

At the luxury end of the market, Limetree Lodge is a beautifully appointed 5 star lavish boutique retreat set on a 10 acre property; a great place to get spoiled.

Maple Lodge Wanaka | Luxury Bed & Breakfast Maple Lodge Wanaka
Secluded location 5 mins from Wanaka. Exclusive guest lounge/dining area with leather couches & flat screen TV. Rooms with ensuites (1-3 guests) Cooked b/fast, outdoor hot tub, wifi & more...
Aoturoa Luxury Villa | Luxury Bed & Breakfast Aoturoa Luxury Villa
Aoturoa is a complete 5 star luxury experience. Located b/w Queenstown and Wanaka (15 mins drive). Cafe/restaurant, b/fast, guest lounge with fireplace, wifi, sky TV, ski storage....
Minaret Lodge Wanaka | Luxury Bed & Breakfast Minaret Luxury Lodge Wanaka
5 star luxury bed & breakfast set in 2 acres of park-like grounds. Luxury king/twin rooms (1-3 guests), cooked b/fast, pool table, spa, sauna, tennis, wifi, pet friendly ....
Riverrun Luxury Lodge Wanaka | Luxury Bed & Breakfast Riverrun Luxury Lodge Wanaka
Luxury lodge only 5 mins drive from Wanaka set in 500 acres with uninterrupted mountain views. Fine food, fine wine & superb hospitality.
Make your next ski holiday a special one! ....
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Wanaka Apartment Accommodation

In Wanaka you will find some of the most stunning apartments on this earth from family budget apartments to superior luxury apartments.

Wanaka Edge Apartments provide modern and comfortable 1 and 2 bedroom apartments on the edge of town.

The Alpine Resort Wanaka offers stylish 1, 2 or 3 bedroom luxury apartments. The self-contained apartments are nestled in a quiet location, only a few minutes drive from the centre of town, and boasting delightful mountain views.

Alpine Resort Wanaka | Apartment Accommodation Wanaka Alpine Resort Wanaka
Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments only a couple of minutes drive from central Wanaka. Spectacular views, heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, pool table, internet access, SkyTv and more.....
Wanaka Edge Apartments | Affordable Apartments Wanaka Wanaka Edge ApartmentsEconomical modern 2 & 3 bedroom apartments located 15 mins walk from Wanaka. Spa & Sauna on site. Internet access & parking. Rated 4/5 by Powderhounds.com.....
The Moorings Wanaka | Family Accommodation Wanaka The Moorings Wanaka
Queen & twin studios with kitchenettes, 2 & 3 bedroom self-contained apartments (1-6 guests), some aparts can be joined for larger groups. Balcony, lake views, guest laundry, drying room, sky TV....
Lakeside Apartments Wanaka | Luxury Apartment Accommodation Wanaka Lakeside Apartments Wanaka
Deluxe & penthouse 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments directly opposite lake & 1 min walk to Wanaka (1 - 7 guests). Heated pool, spa, SkyTv, internet access, daily room service and more.....
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