Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet

Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet is a private, luxury retreat that offers an appealing combination of expansive views and small-scale intimacy, sophistication and informality, matched with fresh, innovative cuisine and superb service.

Lodge Facilities:

  • Spa pool
  • In house Spa services
  • Walking trails
  • Water sports
  • Helipad
  • Movie theatre lounge
  • Billiard / pool table
  • Wifi access

With its lakeside location at the gateway to the Mount Aspiring National Park and only a short drive from Queenstown – Whare Kea Lodge is a dream base for the sophisticated traveller who loves to explore the wide open spaces.

The Whare Kea Chalet, a 20 minute helicopter flight from the Lodge’s front lawn, is located in the Southern Alps at 5700ft/1750mtrs and replicates the understated luxury, cuisine and service of the main Lakeside Lodge in an unbelievably spectacular setting


The Lodge accommodates a maximum of 14 guests in total comprising two Master Suites, four Deluxe Rooms and the two bed room Whare Kea Cottage. 

Each of the Lodge rooms has a private en suite, walk in wardrobe, balcony with outdoor furniture and magnificent lake and mountain views.  Accommodation rate includes full use of lodge facilities, predinner drinks, canapés, five course dégustation dinner and full gourmet breakfast detail presented by our talented chefs.  The Lodge is also available to be reserved exclusively for family groups, private retreats and celebration events.

The Whare Kea Mountain Chalet can accommodate a maximum of four guests who are accompanied by their personal mountain safety guide and host/chef.


The lodge is renowned for its refined, seasonal cuisine. Talented UK-born chef, James Stapley, works with the region’s artisanal producers and suppliers and also has his own organic gardens, to have a ready supply of quality ingredients on hand for menus.  A highlight for guests is the superb, well-balanced five course dégustation dinner, created every evening.


There is an experienced and knowledgeable team at Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet, a group of uttermost professionals, who spend every day in their jobs delivering gracious, generous, high end hospitality ensuring guests are treated to a magical itinerary of passive and adventure activities complimented by stunning scenery, cuisine and wine.

Local Experiences

Lake Wanaka is an adventure playground that is fast becoming as a global destination thanks to our world-class guides and owner-operators who offer our visitors experiences of a lifetime.  With four very distinct seasons, Wanaka fits into all itineraries – with fantastic Resort and Heliskiing in Winter, to Summer water sports and year round biking/hiking tracks, winery tours, scenic flights  and many, many more leisure and adventure activities on offer.  

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Your Hosts

Emma McDonald


Mt Aspiring Road,
PO Box 115,
Wanaka 9343,
New Zealand
Email: admin@wharekealodge.com







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