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Arrival & departure times

Check-in is from 3:00pm until 6:00pm.

Check-out is at 10:00am. 

Often, exceptions are possible. If an exception is required, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

*This is usually by way of a letter at Reception with very clear instructions for you as to how to find your room.




We warmly welcome children in both the Ruby Cottage and Lismore Cottage which have been purpose-built to be family and child-friendly.

Both Cottages have full kitchens, spacious, comfortable open plan dining and lounge areas, Smart TVs, plus bathtubs and showers.

Cots and high chairs are available on request.

The Lodge has been designed as a peaceful adult-only retreat, typically for couples or groups. 

*Children are only allowed inside the Lodge area when guests have Exclusive Use of the entire property.


Complementary facilities

Drying Room & Storage

The drying room and storage area is available for guest use. Please ask for access.

Guest Laundry

The guest laundry is open 09:00 to 20:00. Washing powder, tumble dryer and clothes line are provided.

Wifi Access

Wifi access is freely available throughout the Homestead.

Mountain bikes

Mountain bikes are available for hire.

Outdoor Dining & Entertainment

The outdoor hot tub, fireplace, dining area and BBQ are available for use from 9:00am until 9:00pm.

By 10:00pm we respectfully ask that you vacate the outdoor BBQ area out of consideration for our neighbours and your fellow guests.*

*Please note that outside fires are on occasion subject to fire bans as imposed by the Wanaka Council – usually in the summer months. Please do not take offense if we cannot safely, legally permit you to have an outdoor fire when you come to visit.


All loss or damage to property, carpet or fabric stains in excess of normal wear and tear will be charged for at cost.

Guest Areas

Guests have free and full reign in their own building and free use of the outside facilities, laundry, ski storage & drying room. 

The dining area and lounge in the Lodge is for the exclusive use of Lodge guests only.  Being bed & breakfast accommodation, there are no guest kitchen or cooking facilities in the Lodge.  

The Cottages are fully self-contained and set up with open plan living, dining and kitchens for self catering.

*Only in the case of Exclusive Use of the entire property can Cottage guests enjoy the Lodge dining and lounge area. 


Cash, Eftpos, Credit Card, Internet Banking.

We accept the following Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard.

*Please note – if you pay by Credit Card, you will incur a 2.2% service charge.

If not paid prior, full payment is taken on arrival.

Internet Banking: Account Name – Wanaka Homestead / SWIFT Code – WPACNZ2W / Account # 03-1739-0149465-000 / Bank Address: Westpac, 15 Helwick St, Wanaka 9305, NZ

Cancellation Policy

In the event of booking cancellation, Wanaka Homestead will apply the following fees:

Cancellations made 60-31 days prior to arrival will incur a charge of 50% of the total stay.

Cancellations made 30 days prior to arrival, or failure to arrive, will incur a charge of 100% of the total stay.

In the case of Exclusive Use Bookings of the Homestead:

Cancellations made 90-61 days prior to arrival will incur a charge of 50% of the value of the total stay (*minus the deposit).

Cancellations made within 60 days of arrival, or failure to arrive, will incur a charge of 100% of the total stay (*minus the deposit)
*if a deposit has been paid


If you request a service, our housekeeping staff will make beds, clean surfaces, empty bins and change towels.

For the sake of the environment, towels can by laundered less frequently.  We are part of  Te Kakano Trust. The trust grows and plants native plants along Lake Wanaka and the streams feeding into the lake. If you don’t need a room service, please advise us at reception and we will donate $2 per room, and $5 for a cottage, to the Trust on your behalf.

When you do you want your towels laundered, please place them in your bathroom sink or in the bathtub.

Separate towels are provided for hot tub use. 

All linen is provided. A full linen change occurs by default on every third day. 

Regrettably the daily Cottage servicing does not include washing up dishes.


All accommodation is non-smoking. You are able to smoke outside under our large tree, but please consider and respect the comfort of other guests.