We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
200

49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet
See the most recent reviews
Showing 45: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We have travelled the world over many times, but nothing is comparable with Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet. The accommodation is extremely comfortable and the staff are outstanding, every thing we wanted was taken care of. Special mention of Jillian who made our stay perfect ,Craig who was there at all times to ensure our comfort, and James for the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ken H
Louise M, Owner at Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet, responded to this review

Dear Ken and Jill. It is so wonderful to hear that you had an exceptional stay at Whare Kea here in Wanaka and that our team made your stay perfect. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for your lovely review. We look forwarding to welcoming you back to Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet in the...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We travel reasonably frequently and you always hold your breathe when you first sight where you have chosen to stay. The beautifully designed website looks impressive, the brochure charms you with its eloquence and expectations are at fever pitch. A recent stay at an Island in Malaysia almost had me wishing I had held my breathe however Whare Kea Lodge...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Paul R
Louise M, Owner at Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet, responded to this review

Dear Paul and Ruth, thank you so much for your lovely review of your time spent in Wanaka. It is so wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Whare Kea, our friendly team, James’s cuisine and local wines – and it was truly special to have you visit our gorgeous mountain chalet. We really do love sharing...

Sydney
Reviewed 10 April 2013

We were invited for dinner by friends who were staying at Wharekea just after Easter, the second time we have been for dinner at the lodge. This time was no different to last, the staff were amazingly friendly and professional treating us like long lost family friends wanting to make us at home. An amazing glass of wine slid in...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank HaweaBob
Tokyo
Reviewed 15 March 2013

I have traveled all over the world and seldom have I found a place that combines an amazing location with spectacular views that is matched equally by the service and the food. You are made to feel as if this glorious place is your home to enjoy as you will and they simply make it happen. Jamie's cooking is some...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ed L
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 February 2013

Whare Kea lodge is located on the shore of Lake Wanaka. It sits on a grassy hill top overlooking the lake and town. Located about an hours drive from busy and touristy Queenstown this five star botique hotel is a spectaular find. Location is fantastic with the lake in front and the Southern Alps as a back drop. The staff...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Theguyin4B
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Our stays with Whare Kea was perfect for our honeymoon. We spent 2 nights during the X'mas break and planned many activities in Lake Wanaka. I was awed the minute we arrived Whare Kea with the friendliness of the staffs, big welcoming smiles, and every minutes we spent in the lodge we felt like we were treated as one of...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Maryann T
North Wales, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 January 2013

There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe our stay at Whare Kea at the end of December, 2012. The lodge, the setting, the AMAZING food and the impeccable service exceeded all expectations. We chose Whare Kea as the base for our glacier wedding in Mt. Aspiring National Park and it was perfection in every sense of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank synaptoneurosome
Reviewed 30 April 2012

As other reviewers have said the surrounding scenery is beautiful, from the serene lakes to the spiky mountains. The view from the Lodge is only rivaled by the drama of the views from the Lodge's chalet. And the range of activity is fantastic, from ambling around the edge of Lake Wanaka to more serious hikes, climbing, canyoning and so on....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank melmg
melbourne
Reviewed 14 April 2012

We had seen photographs of the location, and browsed the recent award winning book but were still not prepared for the spectacular scenery viewed both from the window of our room (see photo) and from the surrounding mountain hikes and activities undertaken on our recent five day stay. It reminded us a little of a trip to Explora in the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank debbie D
WhareKea, Manager at Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet, responded to this review

Thank you Debbie! We are all so thrilled that you had a wonderful Whare Kea experience. Chef James Stapley has told us that he truly loves to work with guests dietary considerations- he likes to think outside the box. We look forward to welcoming you back to Whare Kea one day soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2011

Beautiful views, very friendly staff and excellent chefs. Loved the way we were introduced to the chefs in the kitchen on our arrival and were invited to bob in at anytime. The food was excellent, although fourteen guests dining on one table was not ideal, fine while there was only six or so. However the bedrooms were very ordinary, not...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank Hope-you-save-time

37 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (26)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (11)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Wanaka hotels
3.1 km away
Edgewater
Edgewater
#4 of 20 in Wanaka
702 reviews
4.7 km away
Lakeside Apartments
Lakeside Apartments
#1 of 20 in Wanaka
464 reviews
5.9 km away
Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.7 km away
The Moorings
The Moorings
#2 of 20 in Wanaka
393 reviews
3.3 km away
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Wanaka
4.7 km away
Wanaka View Motel
Wanaka View Motel
#3 of 20 in Wanaka
187 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sitting above the shores of Lake Wanaka, Whare Kea is the perfect luxury accommodation for families or groups of friends wishing to soak up the splendour of the area a private location. Our superbly comfortable lakeside lodge offers an ideal combination of shared and also private spaces well suited to accommodate small groups of up to 12 guest whether you prefer rest & relaxation or want to experience Wanaka's myriad of outdoor pursuits. Our fully equipped kitchen at Whare Kea allows guests to self-cater whilst looking out at the stunning vistas over Lake Wanaka. Alternatively, catering can be arranged. Additional Services to compliment your stay are extensive & unlimited with our property manager available to tailor make your exclusive retreat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet

Address: 494 Mt. Aspiring Road, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: ₹ 1,34,731 - ₹ 2,24,809 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com and Agoda so you can book your Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Whare Kea Hotel
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
#9 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“get a room facing lake wanaka (east), they have about 3-4 rooms that face the north (lawn view)”
 of 5 bubbles Carmen1318, 18 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Dont Stay Here unless you like over priced accomadation”
 of 5 bubbles mattwB4765FQ, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
“You can't chose a bad one, that's how good this is!”
 of 5 bubbles KathyS718, 1 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All have excellent views and facilities”
 of 5 bubbles RARoberts1958, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“West facing rooms (there are three) have, perhaps, the better views, but there is not much to choose between them.”
 of 5 bubbles 588hughb, 28 Nov 2014 | Read review
5 of 5