Maungawera Lodge, Wanaka Accommodation

+64 274 448 385

A modern country lodge, with homegrown hospitality and a wild side!

Nestled in the Maungawera valley with uninterrupted views of the stunning Southern Alps, Maungawera Lodge is a beautiful, large country holiday home, B&B and hunting lodge, located just minutes from Wanaka in the spectacular South Island.

In the valley

Rustic, with a laid-back atmosphere that embraces its hunting heritage and rural location, Maungawera Lodge provides the idyllic, luxurious and laid-back break from city life! Bring your skis, your snowboard, your walking boots, your mountain bike, your bow or rifle and enjoy everything Central Otago has to offer. At the end of the day, relax and unwind by the fire, in the hot pool or pool, and watch the sun set over the Southern Alps, after a delicious homecooked meal, a glass, or two, of local wine, or a craft beer!

Wanaka-Albert Town Autumn-scenery

Walk on the wild side

True to its hunting heritage, Maungawera Lodge brings the wild to you! Be awestruck by the huge array of wildlife that adorns the living room walls and hallway. From all around the world, each of these animals has a story to tell… well, your host Rachel will tell you their stories!

Take me home

Set on 25 acres, the lodge is spacious and comfortable for overnight or longer stays. If you are looking for a holiday home for your large group or just a place to stay in Wanaka for you and your partner, or family, Maungawera Lodge presents the perfect solution. The accommodation offers ensuite rooms, a family suite and a family room that is flexible to meet all your requirements. And for B&B guests, to prepare you for a day full of exciting activities, you are going to love our delicious country-style breakfast, complete with fresh baking and local, seasonal produce, which you can enjoy in the dining room or on the terrace.

maungawera lodge kitchen


At Maungawera Lodge we ready and waiting to cater for a large variety of bookings.  So, if you are looking for a luxurious retreat for you and your partner with your own private ensuite and stunning views from your bedroom, a comfortable family ski holiday for you and your kids with plenty of space to relax, or a special location for a large family gathering and perhaps even a celebration, we have the perfect solution for you. 

We also offer some incredible customised all-inclusive packages – so whether you and the rest of your party prefer a wine tour or a hunting exhibition, if you can do it in Central Otago, we can arrange it!

You can even bring your four-legged friend (please call us in advance to discuss!).


Group accommodation

Enough room for up to 18 people across 9 bedrooms or 7 bedrooms for up to 14 people.



Talk to us about your biking, hiking, hunting or skiing holiday. Enjoy the the local Wanaka vineyards and breweries.

pouring red wine


Looking for a venue for a special birthday, meeting, corporate event, family get-together, wedding celebration, or another event?

Everything you need for an amazing stay!

Pool & hot tub​

After a hot day exploring, relax and unwind in our large beach-entry pool. On cooler days enjoy a glass of local wine or craft beer in our wood-fired stoked hot tub, tucked away amongst native plants or make the most of our sauna.


Our bed and breakfast guests will love our delicious country-style breakfast complete with fresh baking and local, seasonal produce. Need to refuel after a busy day? We are also happy to provide home cooked, wholesome evening meals by arrangement. Group accommodation is self-catering but talk to us about our meal options.


Work out in our gym, relax in our large lounge, on the terrace or in the pool. Enjoy a delicious country-style breakfast, or wholesome, home-cooked evening meal (by arrangement). Our large, modern kitchen has all the necessities of home and more. Of course, we also have free Wi-Fi and a laundry.


Located close to Wanaka, a small, friendly town with an abundance of amazing restaurants, local cafes and boutique shops. Wanaka offers easy access to the Southern Alps, and is the perfect destination for snow sports, hunting, hiking and mountain biking. The lake offers a variety of summer activities and there are plenty of vineyards and local breweries to explore.

Hunting & activities

True to its heritage, Maungawera lodge is the perfect location to base yourselves for your hunting trip. Talk to your host Rachel, before you book, about organising a hunting trip for a day or more! Rachel has over 20 years hunting experience in the South Island, New Zealand. Explore the local area with a broad range of species from deer to tahr, chamois and wild boar, and combine this with a guided hunting tour and stay at Leithen Valley Lodge.


Located close to Treble Cone and Cardrona, Maungawera Lodge offers easy access to some of the best skiing and snowboarding New Zealand has to offer, either in the resorts, or for a truly memorable experience, why not go heliskiing? We also provide a ski tuning room, ski storage and ample space to unwind after a day on the white stuff!

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