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Edgewater
4.5 out of 5
54 Sargood Drive, Wanaka
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$157 per night from 9 Nov. to 10 Nov.
3.34 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (961 reviews)

"Great location but need a car to get to town. The room needed upgrading and the bed was not good"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2020

Edgewater
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Wanaka
4 out of 5
109 Mount Aspiring Road, Lake Wanaka, Wanaka
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$169 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
3.9 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (479 reviews)

"Arrived late and room set up as requested. Very accommodating with a late check out."…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep. 2020

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Wanaka
Distinction Wanaka Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
144-154 Anderson Road, Wanaka
The price is NZ$158 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
4.41 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (645 reviews)

"Poor views otherwise very good. A second bathroom would have been good."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2020

Distinction Wanaka Serviced Apartments

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Bella Vista Motel Wanaka
4 out of 5
2 Dunmore Street, Wanaka
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$125 per night from 8 Nov. to 9 Nov.
4.46 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (617 reviews)

"It was nice a good location: the weather was nice to."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug. 2020

Bella Vista Motel Wanaka
Lake Wanaka Lodge
4 out of 5
24 Tenby Street East, Wanaka
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$150 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
4.92 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (344 reviews)

"Great location, friendly staff, quiet, easy walk to town."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2020

Lake Wanaka Lodge
Manuka Crescent Motel
3.5 out of 5
51 Manuka Crescent, Wanaka
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$105 per night from 27 Oct. to 28 Oct.
3.39 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (471 reviews)
Nice motel, ok stay.

"Comfortable beds and good shower (if a little touchy as tiny adjustments made a big difference). We were there on a very cold weekend and the built in heaters were not sufficient. However, the small radiator in the cupboard made the place just warm enough. The TV remote didn't work well and only ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2020

Manuka Crescent Motel
Fairway Motel and Apartments
3.5 out of 5
2 MacPherson Street, Wanaka
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$110 per night from 27 Oct. to 28 Oct.
4.86 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (318 reviews)

"Very clean, comfortable beds and friendly staff. Affordable."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2020

Fairway Motel and Apartments
Lakeview Motel
3.5 out of 5
68 Lismore Street, Wanaka
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$160 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
4.08 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (144 reviews)

"What a great find! Incredible views and so close to town. Warm, cosy and comfortable this will be a must-stay return for me. Really great value for money and lovely amenities."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2020

Lakeview Motel
Te Wanaka Lodge
4 out of 5
23 Brownston Street, Wanaka
The price is NZ$160 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
4.63 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (117 reviews)

"Very close to the centre and had great additions such as breakfast included and a spa to use. Staff were really lovely and super friendly. Only down side is there was mould in the bathroom and the noise from people walking up and down the stairs sounds really loud in the room. One suggestion I would ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug. 2020

Te Wanaka Lodge
Wanaka Hotel
3 out of 5
71 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$154 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
4.47 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (453 reviews)

"Good location room clean and comfortable great view of the lake. Hotel has a guest kitchen which is great if you want to self cater, however, hotel is close to many good places to eat and shops. Would recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

Wanaka Hotel
Mt Aspiring Holiday Park
3 out of 5
217 Mt Aspiring Rd Road, Wanaka
The price is NZ$81 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
3.49 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (205 reviews)

"Great quiet spot handy to town, with clean amenities and good cabins."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul. 2020

Mt Aspiring Holiday Park
ASURE Brookvale Motel
3.5 out of 5
35 Brownston Street, Wanaka
The price is NZ$129 per night from 27 Oct. to 28 Oct.
4.62 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (165 reviews)

"Best feature was the location of the property- in town & minutes from shops, restaurants & lake. Rooms were average size but parking tight. Motel currently being refurbished and as such I thought overpriced. Once upgrade finished will be worth the money."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

ASURE Brookvale Motel
Mount Maude Country Lodge
3.5 out of 5
964 Lake Hawea-Albert Town Rd, Wanaka
The price is NZ$165 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
11.98 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (63 reviews)

"The lodge is set in a beautiful location, not another house in sight. A couple of sheep, several quail. Our hosts were great and really helpful. There is a lounge for guests with coffee/tea etc. The Continental Breakfast was delicious"…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug. 2020

Mount Maude Country Lodge
Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
4 out of 5
20 Studholme Road, Corner of Cardona Valley Road, Wanaka
The price is NZ$164 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
6.13 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (864 reviews)

"The property was really spacious and clean with nice views of the mountain range. Loved the pool area."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
Lansdown Peaks Apartments
4 out of 5
4 Lansdown Street, Wanaka
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4.4 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)

"Very comfortable and well appointed. Fully self contained just like home away from home"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2020

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Accommodation in Wanaka

Wanaka is a busy little town on New Zealand’s South Island that attracts avid nature lovers in the summer and snow enthusiasts in the winter. Its location on the southern end of Lake Wanaka, surrounded by many beautiful mountains, has made it the best snow sport destination in New Zealand. When the snows melt in summer, they reveal beautiful valleys and parks that call to hikers and campers around the world.

Wanaka enjoys two prominent tourist seasons. In the summer, visitors flock to hike Mount Aspiring National Park. The park includes many excellent day hikes, while more avid hikers will camp in the park for weeks at a time or even try to ascend the crown jewel of the park, Mount Aspiring (one of the tallest peaks in the country). Other popular summer activities include waterskiing, sailing, fishing, and jet boating on beautiful Lake Wanaka. Mountain biking and rock climbing are also great options for your holiday to-do list.

In the winter season, Wanaka becomes a skiing and snowboarding paradise. Visitors get to try some of New Zealand’s premier commercial fields, including Treble Cone, Cardrona Alpine Resort, Snow Park, and Snow Farm.

Though Wanaka is small, its nightlife is growing fast. The town includes many fine dining experiences and lots of tasty wine from its nearby wine region. Make sure to try the area’s specialty, pinot noirs.

Wanaka Accommodation

Wanaka is a resort town that offers a wide variety of hotels, motels, lodges, holiday homes, and apartments to fit nearly every budget. Wanaka luxury accommodation will appeal to guests with more expensive tastes, and many offer views of the mountains and lake that cannot be beat. Travellers on a budget can find a back packer hotel or holiday park. Camping is very popular around Mount Aspiring and cabins are available for rent as well. The winter season books up fast, so make sure to find your accommodation early for your ski or snowboarding trip.

Getting to Wanaka

Wanaka is serviced by the small Wanaka Airport, which receives domestic flights. If you are traveling to Wanaka from across an ocean, you will need to change flights during your journey. The airport is roughly 54 km from the town centre, so make sure you are prepared to reserve a Wanaka car rental, or make shuttle or bus arrangements. If you are coming in by car, you can get to town on State Highways 6 and 84 as well as with roads over the Crown Range. Local New Zealanders can make it to Wanaka by bus from Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Invercargill, and Greymouth.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Wanaka?
Wanaka Haven is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 5-star lodge offers free WiFi and free parking. Traveller reviews also recommend Riverview Terrace and Wanaka Springs Lodge as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Wanaka, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view top deals in Wanaka.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Wanaka?
Based on reviews, Wanaka Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Lake Wanaka Lodge and Archway Motel & Chalets.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday in Wanaka?
Distinction Wanaka Serviced Apartments is a top 4-star apartment on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens. Other options to stay with the children include Edgewater and Manuka Crescent Motel. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Puzzling World.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Wanaka?
Wanaka Luxury Apartments is a favourite 5-star apartment for couples, and features an outdoor pool and a hot tub. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Lakeshore Springs Apartments and Te Wanaka Lodge.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Wanaka?
Edgewater is a top 4.5-star hotel with 3 hot tubs, and it’s located on the beach . Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Ramada Resort by Wyndham Wanaka and Explore Life Glamping.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Wanaka?
Wanaka Luxury Apartments is a 5-star apartment with an outdoor pool and private balconies, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Distinction Wanaka Serviced Apartments and Wanaka Haven are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique hotel in Wanaka?
Theloft@hiddenhills is a favourite 4-star B&B with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and free breakfast.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Wanaka?
Golf Course Road Chalets is a top 3.5-star apartment that has a golf course and features free WiFi. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Alpine Motel and Wanaka Springs Lodge. You can tee off at Wanaka Golf Club during your trip.
What's the best hotel for a ski holiday in Wanaka?
Maple Lodge is a top 3.5-star B&B for a winter getaway, and features ski storage and free breakfast Other good options for your winter getaway include Wanaka Haven and Mt Aspiring Holiday Park.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Wanaka?
Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a full-service spa and a restaurant. A couple of other options that offer an on-site pool include Ramada Resort by Wyndham Wanaka and Distinction Wanaka Serviced Apartments.

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