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

Hunter Travel Guides

New Zealand Adventure Guide by Bette Flagler - 2005

“There are lots of nice places to stay in Wanaka, but Te Wanaka is my favourite. Andy & Graeme wanted to create accommodation that was like a ski lodge - cozy comfortable and run by people who get out and do the stuff that you want to try. It's right in town and I can't say enough!”

Lonely Planet, 12th edition

“Superb place with distinctive alpine lodge flavour, lots of nooks to lounge in, a hot tub to soak in and drinks you buy from a small bar. All rooms are very comfortable, but it is worth paying an extra $20 or so for one of the upper level rooms, which have slightly higher ceilings and better views than their ground floor siblings.”

The Snow Guide to Australia & New Zealand

Robert Upe & Jim Darby, 2005

Recommended Accommodation: #1 Te Wanaka Lodge

“Snow changers Andy & Graeme Oxley operate the mid-priced Te Wanaka Lodge, close to Wanaka's shops & restaurants. The former Melburnians are passionate skiers. Andy's parents (Norm and Marj Freeman) were pioneer Mount Buller skiers and Graeme's grandfather (Clive Morrish) still holds the race record from the Mount Buffalo Chalet to the Horn. Te Wanaka Lodge prides itself on its apres ski, a garden hot tub, in-house massage and delicious breakfasts. Many heliskiers stay and Graeme is an enthusiastic telemark skier.”

Footprint New Zealand - 2nd Edition

“Te Wanaka Lodge: Excellent alpine style lodge complex with well appointed ensuites, self-contained cottage, spa, open fire, wine cellar and library.”

Rough Guide, 3rd edition

“Te Wanaka Lodge. One of the finer B&B inns in central Wanaka, with twelve luxurious & quiet ensuite rooms, communal TV and a cedar hot tub during winter. The sumptuous buffet breakfast is a mellow affair centred on a huge dining table.”

Frommers New Zealand - 3rd edition

“Passionate Australian skiers Graeme and Andy Oxley took over Te Wanaka in 2000. Their lodge and cottage have terrific living rooms with a family feel, and the dining-room table is just about big enough to ski down. Every unit is well designed, with balconies, queen or twin beds, and showers (some with TVs as well). Although the bathrooms are a bit small, it's not a big deal when there are other comforts to enjoy.”

View over Lake Wanaka

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