Wanaka is located about one hour from Queenstown Airport on New Zealand's South Island. The picturesque town is surrounded by mountains and set on the shores of Lake Wanaka. From Wanaka, it's a short drive the ski fields of Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Park. You can pick up your One Pass NZ in Wanaka and use it at all those resorts giving your flexibility and variety in your ski holiday!
There are several choices for accommodation in Wanaka, including apartments, hotels, B&B's and backpacker lodges. Here are a few suggestions on what might be best for you in terms of price, location, accommodation and suitability for families.
Perfect for the young and budget minded skier or snowboarder, Base is located centrally in Wanaka. Friendly staff, communal lounge and kitchen and an onsite bar and cafe make for an ideal base. With rooms from 8 share dorms to private double and trip rooms with ensuites, there is a range of choice for everyone from the single traveller to a couple wanting privacy and the chance to meet new, likeminded people!
The lakeside location is scenic and offers a relaxed outlook and walking track into town. The Resort offers hotel rooms, and one and two bedroom suites and provides great options for families including adjoining rooms. The resort has its own restaurant, bar and cafe and many of the rooms provide a full kitchen for self catering. There is also a spa and sauna Popular on Tripadvisor, Edgewater is a great option for accommodation in Wanaka
An international standard four star hotel, the Grand Mercure Oakridge offers you class and service with rooms ranging from standard and superior hotel rooms, to two bedroom apartments. The highlight is arguably the heated rock pools, offering a place to relax and unwind while overlooking the surrounding peaks. Located about 3km from central Wanaka, it's ideal to have a car if you staying here.
Maple Lodge offers the perfect Kiwi hospitality and a gourmet experience to go with your ski experience. A 5 star bed and breakfast, it is designed with Italian tiles, under floor heating, heated towel rail, demist mirror and walk in showers, the luxurious en-suites have the most comfortable beds with beautiful en-suite bathrooms. Other features include air-conditioning and wi-fi access, as well as a hot tub (spa) and log fire in winter to relax and unwind. A delicious buffet breakfast and a gourmet afternoon tea make for an indulgent holiday!
It's not hard to find the perfect accommodation in Wanaka!