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Located just 650 feet from the shores of Lake Wanaka, guests at Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages have a choice of B&B accommodations or self-catering cottages, all with free WiFi.

Providing easy access to the surrounding ski fields, Wanaka Homestead is only 12 mi from the ski areas of Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Farm. The 18-hole Wanaka Golf Course is only 0.6 mi from the lodge.

Each room in the Lodge has an private bathroom, heating and satellite TV. All cottages feature generous living areas, well equipped kitchens and a TV with DVD player.

Facilities include a guest laundry, drying room, ski storage and free off-street parking. Guests also have access to a small DVD library, barbecue facilities and a large outdoor hot tub.

Continental breakfast is available for guests staying in the lodge. The tour desk can organize local activities including fishing, lake cruises, jet boating, yacht charters and kite surfing.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages has been welcoming guests since Jul 29, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

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

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
3 twin beds
Bedroom 3:
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 king bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Hi Your accom looks amazing! I’m visiting early Aug and would like to check if there’s a common area / fireplace for guests in the small rooms? Pete
    Yes - we have a common lounge/ dining area with fireplace, Pete. Kind regards, Kaalene
    Answered on 1 June 2022
  • Hi there, we are travelling with our 15 month baby. Would you take us for our stay in July if she sleeps in our bed with us?
    In the Main Lodge we only have guests 13 years or older, unless it is an Exclusive Use booking. In the Cottages, which are alway family friendly, absolutely yes.
    Answered on 5 July 2022
  • Hi do you have a self catering cottage for August 15th to 18th available? Many thanks Malcolm
    Gosh sorry, wish we could help but our cottages and all but one of our lodge rooms are fully booked over this time. The Lodge room available for those dates, is an ensuite, king bed room and includes breakfast each day for $220 per night.
    Answered on 7 July 2021
  • do you have a bath or spa
    No, not in the King Rooms - we have baths only in our self-catering cottages, Ruby Cottage (sleeps 4) & Lismore Cottage (sleeps 7). We do have a Stoked outdoor hot tub though - perfect for star gazing... Kind regards, Kaalene
    Answered on 5 October 2020
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Amenities of Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski storage
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Water sports facilities on site
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • TV
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Until 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 over 16 are welcome.

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

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 16 and up are allowed)


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that it is not possible to check in or check out on Christmas Day.

Please note that children under 16 years of age cannot be accommodated in the King Room and are not permitted in the lodge area. Children are welcome in the Two-Bedroom Cottage and Three-Bedroom Cottage.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please inform Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages 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 Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages on this page.

  • Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages is 0.9 miles from the center of Wanaka.

  • Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Bicycle rental
    • Horseback riding
    • Water sports facilities on site

  • Guests staying at Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Room options at Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages include:

    • Double
    • Vacation Home

  • The nearest beach is 1,150 feet from Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages.

  • Check-in at Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.