Wanaka, South Island

Situated directly on the lake edge, Edgewater is Wanaka's only accommodation right on the edge of Lake Wanaka.

Stay in Wanaka's only accommodation right on the lake edge. One and two bedroom apartments are great for fun family stays.

Family time dining at Edgewater with grandparents on holiday. Time is so valuable so enjoy.

Located directly at the front of the hotel, the bike-way is hugs the lake edge, a great way to explore Wanaka.

Roy is a hit in the Lonely Tree gift shop.

Baked to order gourmet scones delight young and not so young.

Open daily from 10am the Wineglass Cafe is the ideal location for family and friends to gather together.

Situated right on the edge of the lake with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

Two all weather tennis courts keep kids amused for hours.

That Wanaka Tree


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Bring the family and stay by the lake edge. Free dinner dining for the kids + more with our great package.

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This top family accommodation is right on the lakeshore, yet just a 20 minute stroll to the town centre.  Edgewater offers hotel rooms or one and two bedroom apartments (apartment facilities include washer/dryer and kitchenette). All boast balconies/terrace and spectacular views. An ideal year round hotel, enjoy Edgewater’s wide-open lawns leading to the lake’s edge. Facilities include: kids’ menus, spa/sauna, ski drying rooms, tennis courts, putting green and mountain bike hire.

Accommodation options:

When you arrive at Edgewater the comforts of our spacious Wanaka accommodation will let you relax and unwind.  All premium accommodation rooms provide spectacular views of the surrounding lawns, gardens, Lake Wanaka and beyond, to the magnificent Southern Alps.

Two-Bedroom Apartments - Edgewater's two bedroom apartments are the perfect self-contained accommodation option for families.  The two-bedroom, two-bathroom configuration means that there is plenty of space for family and friends to spread out when on vacation. Centrally located within the apartment is a dining area and kitchenette facility. They also feature laundry facilities and car-parking which is either at the door or very near by. All two-bedroom apartments open out onto a balcony, or if located on the ground floor, onto a patio that flows directly to our rolling lawns and onto the lakefront. 

One-Bedroom Apartments - the one-bedroom suite accommodates up to four guests, providing spacious living and dining/kitchenette areas.

Hotel Room/Studios - feature twin, triple or double bed configurations. As you would expect there is the latest flat screen TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and ensuite bathroom.

Edgewater Facilities include:
Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.