Wanaka hotels

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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Wanaka hotels

Good to know

Low season

JulyCheapest month to stay with an average 53% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost expensive month to stay with an average 69% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

$130Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

$116Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

How much is a Wanaka hotel?

Here are our most popular & best value hotels

2 stars and below

3 stars

4 stars and above

When to book a hotel in Wanaka

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Top tips for finding perfect Wanaka hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Wanaka, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Wanaka in July and August.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Wanaka if you stay on a Tuesday. The opposite is true for, Sunday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Wanaka accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Wanaka found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $62, while the most expensive was $176.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Wanaka for 2 days.
  • Look for accommodation close to the Lake Wanaka Hike/Bike Track if you want to get up close to the mystifying Wanakatree. Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages is only a 7min walk from the attraction and features bed and breakfast catering service as well as self-contained units.
  • Get a taste of the local produce by staying near the renowned Rippon Vineyard. Edgewater is roughly a 5min drive from the winery and has a tennis court and sauna for relaxing after a day of tastings.
  • For a luxurious holiday that delivers high-end comfort, consider 5-star accommodation towards Luggate such as Lime Tree Lodge and Maple Lodge. Both properties boast expansive grounds with lavish gardens, while activities such as croquet and free bicycle hire will keep you entertained.
  • Searching for cheap accommodation that will help your travel budget? There are hostels at the eastern end of Brownston St, such as Base Wanaka and Matterhorn South Lodge And Backpackers, which have shared rooms and tour desks for planning ski trips.
  • Bask in the glory of the surrounding mountains and Roys Bay by booking Wanaka View Motel. One- and two-bedroom apartments are available with direct lines of sight towards the lake, while LCD TVs with streaming services offer something to watch at night.
  • If you would like to be in the heart of town and close to restaurants, find hotels close to Ardmore St and Wanaka Wharf. Bella Vista Motel Lake Wanaka has studio rooms as well as family units, with soundproofed walls that ensure a quiet sleep.
  • Embrace the local community and have more of an intimate experience by staying in Albert Town, to the east of Wanaka. Lagoon Cottage provides a traditional bed and breakfast service with gluten-free options and has board games for socialising in the evening.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Wanaka

  • Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Wanaka. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

  • Travellers who like staying near Lake Wanaka recommend Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka, Edgewater and Mt Aspiring Holiday Park.

  • Although the average price for a double room in Wanaka is $319, $28 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.

  • The western side of town has a more rural feel and will let you escape the crowds during the holiday season. Consider Mt Aspiring Holiday Park if you’re looking for a relaxed environment where you can enjoy a children’s playground, swimming pool and hot tub.

  • Hours of fun are guaranteed at the amusement centre and having accommodation nearby will make the outing even more pleasant. Settle into cosy eco cabins at Oasis Yurt Lodge, which has private fireplaces and offers bunk beds for kids.

  • If you’re heading to the slopes and want to access the best runs in the region, look for hotels close to the Cardrona Alpine Resort. A popular recommendation is Cardrona Hotel, which has a ski-drying room, free parking and gift shop to commemorate your trip.

  • Book Te Wanaka Lodge and get excited for an unforgettable romantic escape. You can feast on a cooked breakfast every morning before unwinding with an in-house massage or afternoon tea in the courtyard garden. Wanaka Haven is a pricier alternative and has spacious rooms that boast private patios and mountain views.

  • In the last 3 hours, KAYAK users looking for double rooms in Wanaka found 3-star hotels from $44 and 4-star hotels from $209. The cheapest room found for tonight was $209.

  • After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Wanaka districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Wanaka city centre

  • Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

Where to stay in Wanaka?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Wanaka by showing you the exact location of each hotel.

Best Wanaka hotels

Most recommended Wanaka hotels

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West Meadows Motel - Wanaka - Living room
West Meadows Motel - Wanaka - Living room
West Meadows Motel
9.6 Excellent
$139+
$139+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Waiorau Homestead - Wanaka - Living room
Waiorau Homestead - Wanaka - Living room
Waiorau Homestead
9.7 Excellent
$178+
$178+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
Wanaka Haven - Wanaka - Living room
Wanaka Haven - Wanaka - Living room
Wanaka Haven
9.6 Excellent
$278+
$278+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Lime Tree Lodge - Wanaka - Living room
Lime Tree Lodge - Wanaka - Living room
Lime Tree Lodge
9.4 Excellent
$194+
$194+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Cardrona Hotel - Wanaka - Outdoor view
Cardrona Hotel - Wanaka - Outdoor view
Cardrona Hotel
9.1 Excellent
$87+
$87+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Altamont Lodge - Wanaka - Living room
Altamont Lodge - Wanaka - Living room
Altamont Lodge
9.1 Excellent
$72+
$72+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Wanaka Springs Lodge - Wanaka - Outdoor view
Wanaka Springs Lodge - Wanaka - Outdoor view
Wanaka Springs Lodge
9.1 Excellent
$105+
$105+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Spa
Te Wanaka Lodge - Wanaka - Living room
Te Wanaka Lodge - Wanaka - Living room
Te Wanaka Lodge
8.9 Excellent
$103+
$103+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Spa
Theloft@hiddenhills - Wanaka - Patio
Theloft@hiddenhills - Wanaka - Patio
Theloft@hiddenhills
10 Excellent
$220+
$220+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Edgewater - Wanaka - Outdoor view
Edgewater - Wanaka - Outdoor view
Edgewater
8.8 Excellent
$100+
$100+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Spa
Alpine Motel - Wanaka - Outdoor view
Alpine Motel - Wanaka - Outdoor view
Alpine Motel
8.8 Excellent
$92+
$92+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Yha Wanaka - Wanaka - Outdoor view
Yha Wanaka - Wanaka - Outdoor view
Yha Wanaka
8.7 Excellent
$72+
$72+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Wanaka View Motel - Wanaka - Outdoor view
Wanaka View Motel - Wanaka - Outdoor view
Wanaka View Motel
8.7 Excellent
$151+
$151+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi