The Moorings Motel and Apartments are just 5 minutes’ from Wanaka’s town center and offer lakeside accommodations with views of the mountains. All rooms feature under-floor-heating and Netflix. There are barbecue facilities and a ski equipment room on site.

The Moorings Apartments are located 45 minutes' drive from The Cardona and Treble Cone Ski Fields.

All rooms feature cooking facilities including a stove, a microwave and a fridge.

Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. There is a self-service laundry and free parking. A children’s playground is located just across the road.

Wanaka's restaurants, bars and cafes are a 5-minute walk away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Wanaka, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

The Moorings Motel and Apartments has been welcoming guests since Apr 2, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Wanaka, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 1:
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hi is there a spa pool or hot tub available for use
    Sorry, we do not have a spa pool or hot tub on site. Cheers
    Answered on 18 April 2021
  • Is the shower over the bath in the studio room
    Yes, that is correct. Cheers
    Answered on 15 April 2023
  • We would like to book a room, same as Studio 2 which we have used several times in the past - car park near door on ground level for disabled person. ..
    Thanks for your enquiry. Yes, we have an accessible lakeview studio available for 13 April. I suggest you call us to discuss. Best regards Peter
    Answered on 7 April 2021
  • What type of mattress do the rooms have? Are the beds comfortable? I have a past back/neck injury so can’t sleep on mattress that dip in the middle.
    We have quality, modern mattresses. The feedback on our beds is overwhelmingly positive.
    Answered on 9 October 2021
  • Does the 3 bedroom apartment have a washing machine and dryer? Thanks
    Thanks for your enquiry. Our apartments do not have their own dedicated laundry. But we do have a very good guest laundry available on site. Best regards Peter
    Answered on 12 March 2020
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Amenities of The Moorings Motel and Apartments
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9
Most popular amenities
Free parking
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Facilities for disabled guests
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Ski storage
  • Beach
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Telephone
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Electric blankets
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

The Moorings Motel and Apartments takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM


From 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 35 per child, per night
Crib upon request
NZD 15 per child, per night
2+ years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 35 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash The Moorings Motel and Apartments accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform The Moorings Motel and Apartments in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Guest checking in must be over the age of 18 and provide a valid ID and credit card. This credit card must be in the same name as the guest's name on the booking confirmation.

Please note that this hotel has a strict 'No Party Policy'. If guests do not comply with these conditions, the booking will be canceled and no refund given.

Baby cots and highchairs are available for hire for NZD 15 each per stay.

Please inform The Moorings Motel and Apartments of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Moorings Motel and Apartments

  • The Moorings Motel and Apartments is 1,800 feet from the center of Wanaka.

  • Room options at The Moorings Motel and Apartments include:

    • Studio
    • Apartment

  • The prices at The Moorings Motel and Apartments may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at The Moorings Motel and Apartments is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The nearest beach is 350 feet from The Moorings Motel and Apartments.

  • The Moorings Motel and Apartments offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Beach