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Wayne and Mandy with their 3 boys

Your hosts are Wayne and Mandy Enoka, along with their 3 boys Ryan, Cory and Jared.

Outdoor enthusiasts, Wayne and Mandy are delighted to be your hosts at Te Wanaka Lodge. They are proud to be bringing their 30 years respective hospitality experience to Te Wanaka Lodge and sharing their passion of great food, stunning local wines and wonderful service.

Both Wayne and Mandy are avid sports enthusiasts. Wayne played both first class cricket for Auckland, and represented New Zealand in Indoor Cricket. Mandy enjoyed playing representative netball as well as 13 years of racing motocross. Nowadays golf is Wayne's preferred sport, and he loves to offer ‘hosting’ guests around the lovely Wanaka Golf Course.

Their developed passion though, is fly-fishing, and both Wayne and Mandy love to get out onto the Otago rivers and wet their number of fly-lines. Having experienced some of the finest available North Island Rivers, including some that are only accessible by helicopter, they are hoping to extend their small knowledge of the South Island waters and the rainbow and brown trout here.

Life is certainly busy with their 3 boys who now enjoy skiing, lake activities and are all involved in other team sporting and cultural activities.  Ryan, the oldest was recently Kapa Haka leader for his primary school and loved leading the other children at an incredibly powerful haka at the recent Polyfest in Queenstown.  All 3 boys enjoy the Puzzling World Junior Challenge and Cory looks forward to a busy summer participating in the multisport opportunities in our region.

They are ready to get out and explore the amazing scenery of the Southern Alps and share their new found knowledge with their guests. Looking forward to hosting the guests at Te Wanaka Lodge, Wayne and Mandy are ready to stop for a chat and to help make your stay fun and memorable.


Te Wanaka enjoys an outstanding reputation for our service and accommodation facilities.


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Mou Waho Island Revegetation Project

Te Wanaka lodge are proud supporters of the Mou Waho Island Revegetation Project

For every guest that stays at Te Wanaka Lodge and visits this special island, Te Wanaka Lodge will make a donation to the Mou Waho Island Trust.

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