Wanaka Haven

Wanaka, Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand

At a Glance

  • Five luxuriously appointed bedrooms each with king sized beds

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool and deck with mountain views

  • Premium King Room enjoys the morning sunshine and lots of natural light

  • Couples and families warmly welcomed

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The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.

Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.

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Insider's View

The lodge has mountain bikes available to borrow - a great way to explore the surrounding area.

Take one of the property bikes and set off on a little exploration into nature.

The property has an outdoor swimming pool which is heated in the summer; great to cool off in after a busy day in Wanaka.

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Wanaka Haven or take a look at our itineraries to Central Otago and the Southern Lakes

Description

Located a ten-minute drive from town, Wanaka Haven is a luxury guesthouse with just five rooms. There is a beautiful outdoor terrace and outdoor heated swimming pool with mountain views, the perfect place to unwind after adventures in the area.

A luxury guesthouse just outside town, Wanaka Haven is a stylish base for enjoying the stunning scenery and abundant activities available in this part of New Zealand. Wanaka Haven has five guest rooms and welcomes couples, honeymooners and families. Owned and run by the lovely Anne-Mie, originally from Belgium, the guesthouse has a real home from home feeling.

There is a lounge with fireplace, dining area and large glass floor-to-ceiling windows which take in views across the gardens of the Southern Alps mountains. There's a lovely outside terrace area with comfy seats, more dining space and a barbecue which you can use to rustle up a feast in the summer months. A heated swimming pool is one of the real highlights here, along with loungers, offering a great place to unwind after a few days of adventures in and around Wanaka.

All of the rooms are stylishly decorated, and three have mountain views whilst two are on the side of the property, overlooking the lawns. All have TV and DVD player, air conditioning and WiFi. The premium room is the best room and has a super king sized bed, a bathtub as well as shower in the ensuite and two large windows.

Breakfasts are provided daily and you have a huge choice of superb restaurants in Wanaka to choose from for lunches and dinners. There are mountain bikes available to borrow, too - a great way to explore the surrounding area.

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Childcare

Families are warmly welcomed here, and the owners have their own children so are happy to accommodate children of any age. Rollaway beds and cots can be arranged in advance, and can be added to any rooms. Two of the rooms have a door that can separate them from the rest of the lodge, ideal for families looking for a bit of additional privacy.

Experiences

  • Bike the Wineries of Central Otago

    Explore the vineyards and scenic wine lands of Central Otago by bike on this self-guided winery tour and visit some of the region’s most well-known wineries.

  • Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

    The dramatic expanse of Doubtful Sound is best explored by boat, traversing the fiord and surrounded on all side by the steep peaks, native bush and crashing waterfalls.

  • Helicopter Flight and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

    Soar above the staggering mountain scenery, the rugged peaks and lush valleys of the Southern Lakes, Mount Aspiring and the Fiordlands before taking to the waters on a paddleboard.

  • Jet Boating & Walking in Matukituki Valley

    Deep in the Matukituki Valley, this exciting half day jet boating adventure will take you beneath the breath-taking scenery of mountains and glaciers, Lord of the Rings and Hobbit locations, into the World Heritage Mount Aspiring National Park.

  • Lake Wanaka Cruise and Island Nature Walk

    The magical nature reserve of Mou Waho Island is home to the rare flightless Buff Weka, and a picturesque spot to explore the bush, or simply sit back and relax on the beach after a scenic boat cruise across Lake Wanaka to the island.

  • Marlborough Sounds Full Day Cruise

    Experience the sensational scenery and dramatic peaks of Marlborough Sound on this full day cruise along one of New Zealand’s most iconic waterways.

  • Milford Sound private cruise and helicopter experience

    An exhilarating half day combining a helicopter flight to Milford Sound with an exclusive private boat cruise. Explore this unique corner of New Zealand's South Island away from the crowds, getting up close to dramatic waterfalls and the fiord walls.

  • Paddle Lake Wanaka - Half Day Tour

    Paddle out onto Lake Wanaka, exploring its pristine coastline from a kayak with your guide.

  • Private Helicopter Charter Fiordland Traverse

    The remote and dramatically beautiful landscape of the West Coast, Fiordland and World Heritage Park are best discovered by helicopter, high above the rugged peaks, expansive waterways and pristine wildernesses of the region.

Vacation Ideas

  • Active South Island

    Christchurch, Arthur's Pass, Lake Heron, Wanaka, Fiordland

    from $8600 pp 14 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Wanaka, Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand

Located in a rural area just before Wanaka town itself, Wanaka Haven is just a ten minute drive from the town center and lake. The setting is tranquil and there are lovely mountain views from the terrace and swimming pool.

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Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Wanaka Haven or take a look at our itineraries to Central Otago and the Southern Lakes

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