Welcome to Altamont Lodge, Lake Wanaka

Altamont Lodge provides practical, low budget, family accommodation for singles, couples, friends and family looking for an alternative to traditional hotels in Wanaka.

Located in a quiet and peaceful setting within easy walking distance of central Wanaka, Altamont Lodge has 12 clean, cosy rooms with shared bathroom facilities which have been recently refurbished, and a large well-equipped self-catering kitchen which is perfect for couples, families or a small group.

The Lodge offers the ideal budget family style accommodation in Wanaka for individuals, couples, families and small groups.

The property provides off-street parking, secure bike storage, laundry, spa pool and free WIFI for all guests.

Altamont Lodge is ranked in TripAdvisor’s top 10 of specialty budget accommodation in Wanaka.


Spacious and accommodating stay

“Nine of us stayed after a day at Glendhu Bike Park. Big spacious kitchen and dining room. Two heat pumps and an open fire. Heaters in bedrooms if needed, beds so good to sleep on. Plenty of utensils in kitchen area. Wine glasses average. Heaps of parking and great out-door area including tennis court. Two big fridges, two
ovens , heaps of bench space and plenty of tables and chairs to sit and eat. Located close to town (10-15 min walk) and Lake. Good flow of water from showers. Lodge lovely and clean


This is our 3-4th time we have stayed here, will always come back.”


1johnnyboy Dunedin, NZ on TripAdvisor May 2022




Great accommodation

“So happy to find Altamont Lodge, it was a great place to stay within our budget, lovely location not too far from the lake, comfortable bed, kitchen facilities were
awesome with such a nice ambiance – lodge feel. We were lucky to stay with only one other family, could get a bit hectic in summer time but it is super organised and we will come again next time we are in Wanaka.”

Manuka, from Mapua, NZ on TripAdvisor April 2022.



Really nice place to stay and nice staff to talk to

“The bed is very comfortable, and the room is made of wood which makes us feel very warm. Quiet and tidy. Very large space in the dining room and lodge. Plenty of carparks which is very convenient. Not far away from the main street and is very close to the Wanaka tree.”

Monster, NZ on TripAdvisor April 2022.



Fantastic little place!

“Great little place to stay in Wanaka! Extremely clean/tidy, well-organized, and one of the best self-catering kitchens I’ve seen, hosts are lovely. Parking on-site, and other facilities (including hot tub) are great.

Well located – couple minutes (drive) up the road from the town centre, but still within walking distance – or they even have bikes you can borrow. Very conveniently located on the road out to Mt Aspiring – so super close to nearby attractions such as Roy’s Peak, Wildwire Wanaka, Diamond Lakes etc.

Highly recommend/would stay again.”

Jimmy, from Wellington, NZ, on TripAdvisor, January 2022.

Altamont is the place to stay in Wanaka

“Very clean everywhere in the Lodge. Comfortable rooms and the large communal kitchen has all the mod cons required. Lovely outlook to well kept gardens where you can sit outside and enjoy the sun with a glass of wine, or use the large lounge with its great games cupboard. It is fun to socialize with other visitors if you feel like a chat, otherwise just continue reading that book.”

Elizabeth from Blenheim, NZ on TripAdvisor, January 2022.

Covid-19 Policy

As Altamont Lodge is a shared accommodation facility, we are taking extra steps to keep all of our guests safe.  To help us achieve this:

  • All eligible guests in your group must be fully vaccinated as defined by the New Zealand Ministry of Health.  See the NZ Ministry of Health policy statement for more information.

  • At check-in, all of your group must be free of any Covid like symptoms

  • If a person in your group develops Covid or other respiratory symptoms, while at the lodge, you must inform Altamont Lodge management immediately.  The person will be required to wear a mask whilst in the lodge.

A copy of the Altamont Lodge Covid-19 procedures is available on request from info@altamontwanaka.co.nz

Double Bedroom with queen bed at Altamont Lodge Wanaka



Altamont Lodge has 12 private rooms – a mix of single rooms, double rooms or 3-4 person family rooms. All linen and towels are provided for your stay. The rooms share separate male and female bathroom facilities. 

Please note that there are no en-suite bathrooms at the Lodge.


Self Catering Kitchen

The fully-equipped kitchen allows for easy self-catering with a large pantry and fridge and freezer space for food storage. Many travellers prefer accommodation with a kitchen as it is often cheaper to eat, healthier and a welcome alternative from dining out when on a budget. A BBQ is also available for guests, and outdoor seating in the established gardens is popular on warm summer evenings.

The large dining area allow privacy for individuals, couples and family groups, but also provides an opportunity to meet other guests and share stories about your travels and adventures in Wanaka and around New Zealand. 



Shared self-catering kitchen at Altamont Lodge Lake Wanaka
Shared Lounge Facilities with fire at Altamont Lodge Wanaka


Shared Lounge & Gardens

The spacious, warm shared lounge area is available for all guests to relax and unwind after a day exploring Wanaka. The roaring log fire is the perfect place to enjoy apres-ski on a winter’s evening, following a day of skiing and snowboarding in Wanaka at Cardrona or Treble Cone. In summer, the garden offers shade from the sun and expansive lawns for any family with children to play.


Things to do in Wanaka

Altamont Lodge is conveniently located close to many of the best attractions and things to do in Wanaka.

The town centre with its selection of great cafes, restaurants, shops, supermarkets and cinema is only a few minutes’ drive from Altamont Lodge or just an easy 20-minute walk along the lakefront which passes the famous Wanaka Tree.

Altamont Lodge is a great base for walking and hiking in Wanaka. The lakefront tracks and trails are only a few minutes’ walk from the lodge; the Roy’s Peak Track is a 5-minute drive away, and access to the wilderness of Mount Aspiring National Park is
just a scenic 50-minute drive.

For mountain bikers, the lodge is centrally located so you can easily ride to access Wanaka’s extensive network of tracks and trails. There is secure bike storage onsite and an area to clean your bike at the end of the day. Bike rental is available from several sports shops in town.

In winter, it’s a 20-minute drive from Altamont Lodge to the base of the Cardrona, Treble Cone or the Snow Farm ski areas

Find out more about the things to do in Wanaka here

Mountain biking around Wanaka, New Zealand


Family or Group Accommodation

The large shared kitchen, dining, lounge and garden areas make Altamont Lodge an excellent accommodation option a couple, a family or a small group of friends.  

Whether you need  accommodation for a wedding in Wanaka and are looking for a place for your family and friends to stay together; if you’re planning a group hiking or biking trip; or if you need accommodation for a school or sports group – Altamont Lodge is a great budget accommodation option in Wanaka.


Exclusive bookings of Altamont Lodge are available.

To discuss group Wanaka accommodation deals, room availability, prices, conditions or to make a reservation for a group booking please contact the Lodge Managers (Lynn & Jeff) by phone +64 (0)27 808 8151 or by email info@altamontwanaka.co.nz

Garden & BBQ area at Altamont Lodge Wanaka


In response to Coronavirus (Covid-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in place at our property.

We ask all guests and staff to adhere to strict physical distancing and stay at home if they are unwell.

Please wash your hands regularly.


Altamont Lodge is situated in a peaceful and quiet location less than 2km from central Wanaka. Follow the Mt Aspiring Road south around the lakefront and Altamont Lodge is well signposted on the right-hand side of the road, making it easy for guests to find. There is plenty of off-street parking on site.

The lodge is less than 5 minutes drive from Wanaka town centre or an easy 20-minute walk along the lake edge. Altamont Lodge is also ideally situated for easy access to all Wanaka’s ski areas in winter, as well as walking and biking trails in the spring, summer and autumn.