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Edgewater
4.5 out of 5
54 Sargood Drive, Wanaka
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$235 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.
3.34 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (953 reviews)

"The location is magic and the property was lovely overall. We enjoyed the morning brunch of scones and coffee in the dining room and conservatory. The rooms were clean, but small and basic for the property. The Spa units were great, but the area they were in could be made a lot nicer. Would stay ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 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 AU$157 per night from 19 Sep. to 20 Sep.
3.9 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (478 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 AU$157 per night from 19 Sep. to 20 Sep.
4.41 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (638 reviews)

"It's a good choice for family to live here. The apartment is spacious and quiet with full.kitchen znd laundry."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 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 AU$117 per night from 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
4.46 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (615 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 AU$139 per night from 30 Sep. to 1 Oct.
4.92 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (342 reviews)

"Room slightly smaller than expected, but clean tidy and in good condition. Walls are thin though!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 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 AU$88 per night from 23 Sep. to 24 Sep.
3.39 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (469 reviews)

"Tidy, pleasant host. Water main in unit broke and host were very fast to provide us an alternative unit."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 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 AU$118 per night from 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.
4.86 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (316 reviews)

"We have stayed here a couple of times. The studio rooms are okay if you have a small family but the extra few dollars for the bedroom units is certainly worth it. They have recently been renovated so nice and smart inside."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2020

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Lakeview Motel
3.5 out of 5
68 Lismore Street, Wanaka
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$157 per night from 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.
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 AU$144 per night from 19 Sep. to 20 Sep.
4.63 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (113 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 AU$142 per night from 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
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 AU$75 per night from 26 Sep. to 27 Sep.
3.49 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (202 reviews)

"Loved that our room was opposite the play ground, will request it next time."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jun. 2020

Mt Aspiring Holiday Park
ASURE Brookvale Motel
3.5 out of 5
35 Brownston Street, Wanaka
The price is AU$128 per night from 12 Oct. to 13 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 AU$152 per night from 8 Oct. to 9 Oct.
11.98 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (62 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 AU$152 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
6.13 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (860 reviews)

"Great tidy room with plenty of amenities and information."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 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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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

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 Homestead Lodge & Cottages 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. Wanaka Haven and Edgewater 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 Wanaka Springs Lodge and Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel. 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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