For outdoor adventures, the Wanaka region has everything: Skiing to snowboarding, abseiling to kayaking, mountain biking to parapenting, white water sledging to deep canyoning.
Unique attractions include the NZ Fighter Pilots Museum, world famous Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World and Great Maze, the much photographed Rippon Vineyard, and of course the world-renowned annual Rip-Curl World Heli-Challenge as well as the bi-annual Warbirds over Wanaka.
Scenic flights - fixed wing aircraft and helicopters - operate from Wanaka and Makarora for the West Coast, Mt Aspiring National Park and Milford Sound. Close-up views of awesome glaciers, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, fiords.
Golf, fishing, jet boating, day treks and four wheel drive tours cater for active visitors.
Garden tours, art and craft tours, and photographic safaris are here for those who like quiet discoveries.
The Wanaka Region
Wanaka's central South Island location in the heart of the high country Southern Lakes district makes it an ideal holiday base, and a destination, not a detour.
Travellers to Wanaka are well placed for access to the West Coast, Mt Cook National Park, and Fiordland. A leisurely drive to Queenstown takes an hour and a half.
Daily scheduled coach and shuttle buses will take you to the West Coast, Christchurch, Dunedin, Mt Cook, and Queenstown,
Scenic flights will take you through spectacular alpine scenery to Mt Aspiring, Mt Cook and Milford Sound.
Opened in 2000, Wanaka Springs is purpose-built from local timbers and stone to reflect traditional Central Otago architecture but with international touches. The name Wanaka Springs refers to the natural springs that surface around the lodge and which form the central and relaxing water features of the native gardens. Nestling beneath towering firs and just yards from the excellent golf course, the Lodge exudes an air of understated elegance and provides an experience of informal sophistication for discerning travellers.
This in-town retreat is set in a peaceful oasis, away from Wanaka's main roads and lively bars, but is still only a 3-minute stroll from the Town centre.
Each Guestroom is individually designed to complement the magnificent views of the surrounding landscape, with the hues of the mountains and Lake reflected in the interior décor. There are 5 Queen and 3 twin-size rooms, each with fine furniture, imported linens and fabrics, private ensuites and either a deck or courtyard.
Guests can relax in the sumptuous lounge with its open log fire, fascinating book collection and plush furnishings; or they can enjoy local wines and afternoon tea in sunny dining room with its superb views and where our special breakfast buffet is served. Or why not enjoy the restorative pleasures and an aperitif in our 8-seater spa pool in its garden setting with its great views. There are also large storage areas and a drying room for trampers, skiers and golfers, etc.
There is full access for our disabled guests. Corporate travellers will find comprehensive business facilities - including a laptop and the internet - at their disposal.
Tea/coffee/snacks are available 24 hours from the Dining Room.
A special breakfast buffet with hot course and complimentary local wines are served in the Dining Room. Aperitifs are served in the lounge before or after dinn
er. Laundry services are available at a small charge.
Should you wish, we will organise tours, activities and wilderness adventures to suit your needs exactly. Whatever it takes, we'll make your stay in Wanaka a truly memorable one.
And you'll also be happy to discover that many of the little things that make your stay so special will not cost you any extra!
Policies & Restrictions
The lodge is non-smoking and accepts children of the age of 12 and above.
Rates & Availability
Room Rate: $NZ 210-250
Rates are per room, per night,
based on a double/twin share and include a special breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, local wine tastings and aperitifs.
Check-in: 2:30pm / Check-out 11:00am
No smoking please
All major credit cards accepted
Note: All prices in NZ$ and include government taxes.
Prices and conditions may be subject to change. See
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