Whare Kea Lodge

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Standing on the shore of Lake Wanaka in New Zealand’s Central Otago region, this luxury lodge appears to float on water, with the snowy peaks of the Southern Alps forming a breathtaking backdrop.

This elegantly designed lodge set amid stands of trees on picturesque farmland is at once a private haven and an ideal base for sophisticated travellers wanting to enjoy the wealth of leisure activities on offer in the Lake Wanaka area.

With outstanding lake and mountain views, the luxury accommodation of four Deluxe Rooms and two Master Suites, is complimented by the fine cuisine prepared by the lodge’s award-winning executive chef, James Stapley.

Whare Kea also offers the unique experience of an alpine chalet high in the peaks of the Southern Alps, reached via a 20-minute helicopter flight. An extension of your stay at the lodge – with all the luxuries and adventures at altitude.

Whare Kea (pronounced “Faree Kea”) translates to the house of kea in Maori. The Kea is the world’s only parrot which lives all year round above the snow line in the surrounding mountains.

Activities at the lodge include taking to the skies over Milford and Doubtful Sounds in a helicopter, vintage tiger moth, or Cessna aircraft; mountain biking;  canyoning; cooking classes with James Stapley; the Element Day Spa;  Four Wheel Drive Safari to take in the scenary and discover the history of Central Otago; golf; horse-riding; jetboating; kayaking; taking a lake cruise to Mou Waho Island; mountaineering; rafting; skiing; and winery tours.

Honeymoon Package

  • Three nights luxury accommodation for two in a Deluxe Room – with complimentary upgrade to a Master Suite, space available.
  • Bottle of Champagne and a selection of handmade chocolates on arrival.
  • Full gourmet breakfast each morning.
  • Pre-dinner drink and Canapés and five course degustation dinner each evening.
  • A one hour massage or facial treatment at Whare Kea Elements Day Spa (one per person)
  • Luxurious picnic hamper  on your day of choice
  • A complimentary cooking class with one of our award winning chefs.
  • Full use of Lodge facilities – including outdoor spa pool, games room and lounge areas.
  • Late Check out on departure day.


Starts from $2850pp inclusive of GST.


Stay for FOUR nights and receive complimentary Limousine airport transfers from Queenstown Airport to Whare Kea Lodge.  Conditions apply.