Whare Kea Lodge

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Standing lakeside in sight of Mt. Aspiring National Park, Whare Kea Lodge in Wanaka is picturesquely framed by the kind of landscape New Zealand is famed for. Intimate, luxurious, and relaxed, this hotel’s atmosphere exemplifies the impeccable lodge experience, and the friendly personalised staff pulls out all the stops to ensure an unforgettable stay among unimaginable surroundings.
Perfect forRomantic pairs and chilled-out families.
In the knowGive in to your indulgent side and book a session at the in-house Elements Day Spa.

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  • Walking & Trekking
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview


On Lake Wanaka’s south side, about a seven-minute drive from the town centre.

Rooms at Whare Kea Lodge

Whare Kea Lodge loads up on luxury offering a choice of deluxe rooms and master suites. Full-length glass doors lead onto spacious private terraces with seating areas and uninterrupted lake views. The airy ensuites include a roomy walk-in shower and a deliciously deep bath tub set window-side, making the most of mountainous vistas.

Food and facilities

Masterful Head Chef, James Stapley, personally hand-picks fresh ingredients from nearby markets and his own organic garden to produce an extraordinary selection of Kiwi cuisine. His wine list champions the finest local varieties to complement every dish he dreams up.

Activities at Whare Kea Lodge

Scaling grassy headlands above Lake Wanaka is a breathtaking way to see the epic countryside in more ways than one. Similarly impressive is a lakeside bike ride around farms and vineyards, or an exciting mountain trail at Deans Bank. For high-flyers, a helicopter tour takes in all the sights in one airborne adventure.

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