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10 Best Hotels in Wanaka

Edgewater
4.5 out of 5
54 Sargood Drive, Wanaka
AU$287
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8
4.6/5Exceptional! (904 reviews)

"Nice property with well kept grounds right on the lake looking out on the mountains (what a view). Good breakfast buffet. Just over a 20 minute walk into town if you didn’t want to dine onsite. Rooms were clean but bathrooms were slightly dated. Generally the staff were friendly but I would note ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2020

Edgewater
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Wanaka
4 out of 5
109 Mount Aspiring Road, Lake Wanaka, Wanaka
AU$178
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1
4.4/5Wonderful! (447 reviews)

"Lovely place to stay. Walking distance to town. Loved the hot pool!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2020

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Wanaka
Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
4 out of 5
20 Studholme Road, Corner of Cardona Valley Road, Wanaka
AU$217
per night
Jan 25 - Jan 26
4.2/5Very Good! (838 reviews)

"Liked the pool and gym. Air conditioning in the rooms would have been good though"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2020

Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel
2 out of 5
73 Brownston Street, Wanaka
Free Cancellation
AU$128
per night
Feb 11 - Feb 12
3.6/5Good! (309 reviews)

"It was close to supermarket (next door), restaurant, cafes and lake"…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2019

Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel
Manuka Crescent Motel
3.5 out of 5
51 Manuka Crescent, Wanaka
AU$139
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13
4.3/5Excellent! (432 reviews)

"Closed to Wanaka town, nestled in a private location."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct. 2019

Manuka Crescent Motel
Fairway Motel and Apartments
3.5 out of 5
2 MacPherson Street, Wanaka
AU$171
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22
4.4/5Excellent! (281 reviews)

"Great location and good size for 5! Kids friendly as well!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Nov. 2019

Fairway Motel and Apartments
Distinction Wanaka Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
144-154 Anderson Road, Wanaka
AU$325
per night
Feb 8 - Feb 9
4.5/5Wonderful! (576 reviews)

"Great place with everything you need in there. Customer service is excellent and plenty of space in the property for parking, full kitchen and space to move around. Well recommended."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

Distinction Wanaka Serviced Apartments
Bella Vista Motel Wanaka
4 out of 5
2 Dunmore Street, Wanaka
AU$186
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
4.2/5Excellent! (593 reviews)

"Great location, easy accesss to eveerything in Wanaka, pricey for the standard of the room."…"

Reviewed on 15 Dec. 2019

Bella Vista Motel Wanaka
Lake Wanaka Lodge
4 out of 5
24 Tenby Street East, Wanaka
AU$145
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1
4.2/5Very Good! (308 reviews)

"Very good, everything was clean, well located Good view on the lake from the first floor"…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2019

Lake Wanaka Lodge
Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
4 out of 5
263 Studholme Road North Road, Wanaka
AU$206
per night
Feb 4 - Feb 5
4.4/5Wonderful! (246 reviews)

"Super clean. Roomy. Felt modern and light. The deck out back with grassy area to hang was really lovely."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2020

Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
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Visiting Wanaka

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Wanaka, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting, magnificent mountain views, and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its ski areas.

  • There are 79 hotels and other accommodations in Wanaka
  • The closest major airport is in Wanaka (WKA) 11.9 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) 48.4 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Wanaka

The lakeside, hiking trails, and mountain views highlight the city's natural beauty, and Lake Wanaka, Pembroke Park, and Mount Iron Lookout are worth a visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Wanaka Beerworks and Wanaka Transport & Toy Museum.

In Wanaka, you'll be able to select from 79 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday getaway. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Lime Tree Lodge - With a stay at this 5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to a golf course and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast.
  • Lakeside Apartments - This 5-star apartment features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Wanaka Haven - With a stay at this 5-star lodge, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and quiet location.

Dressing for Wanaka

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 70°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 47°F
  • From April to June, the average is 64°F during the day and 35°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 60°F during the day and 35°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 70°F as the daytime average and 42°F as the nighttime average
  • About 1.42 inches of rain falls on Wanaka each year
  • January and December are usually the hottest months averaging 69°F, while July and August are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 36°F

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