Welcome to Altamont Wanaka

Best Budget Family Accommodation in Wanaka

Altamont Lodge provides great budget family accommodation in Wanaka 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.

Altamont Lodge offers high-quality, low budget family accommodation in Wanaka for individuals, couples, families and small groups. The lodge’s low cost, budget family accommodation is ideal for a wedding party, mates fishing trip, group mountain biking adventure, family ski holiday etc.

The property provides off-street parking, ski/board storage/repair room, drying room, secure bike storage with power for EV bike charging, laundry, spa pool, paved BBQ area, large garden and lawn, phone charging points and free Wifi for all guests.

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

Our guests love the high quality, low cost budget family accommodation experience available at Altamont Wanaka.

Altamont Wanaka Reviews

We Liked Everything.

A warm friendly welcome, spacious rooms, wonderful kitchen facilities, super clean and lovely surroundings.  Completely satisfied with our choice of accommodation.

Cowley Party (3), Lodge Feedback Form, 1st April 2024.

Wonderful Accommodation in Wanaka

Comfortable, quiet and clean.  Fridge and pantry areas are so well organised for each room.

 Jeff and Sue Gibson, Lodge Feedback Form, 25th March 2024.

Wish We Could Stay Longer

Loved the location, the facilities and, most important, the wonderful and warm welcome.

Debora, Lodge Feedback Form, 11th March 2024.


“Very nice and clean, and very kind owner.”

Karnchanavasri, Thailand, Booking.com, 16 March 2024.

Great Reasonably Priced Accommodation with Excellent Hosts

Great quiet location walking distance to restaurants . Spotlessly clean. Great communal areas.  All good.”

Susanna, New Zealand, Booking,com, 15 March 2024.


I couldn’t fault this place. Spotlessly clean and uncluttered. Even when the lodge was full it never felt crowded because there is plenty of space in common areas, while still feeling cosy. Kitchen was large and functional. Never had to wait for bathrooms or shower. My room was upstairs where there is only 2 rooms, as opposed to off the main hallway where the majority of rooms are, so I can’t comment on noise overnight from neighbouring rooms. The managers here are friendly and do a fantastic job of maintaining the lodge and grounds to a high standard.

Emma, Expedia, 13 March 2024.

Super Clean with Awesome Amenities

“A+ for cleanliness & comfort throughout the entire property. The kitchen was brilliant with everything you could need and super sized to accommodate everyone as required. Bathrooms were more than adequate and immaculately clean. There was a great mix of people when I stayed and as a female solo traveller it was not intimidating or concerning at all. Would very happily stay again when next in the area. Impressive value for money.  Would have been happy to stay longer!”

Mooney, Australia, Booking.com, 11 March 2024.


“Blown away by how clean and organized this place is! Loved our stay, the staff is amazing, the kitchen is fully stocked with necessities and amenities, although shared, are super clean and comfortable.”

Kalisfena, Expedia, 11 March 2024.

Nice Place to Stay

“This was a nice place to stay and just a short drive from the centre of Wanaka. The host was very welcoming and gave us a tour of the lodge on arrival. The lodge was very clean and the kitchen well equipped. There was tea & coffee available and a constant supply of hot water.”

Paul, Brighton, UK.  TripAdvisor, February 2024.

Great Atmosphere and Stay at Altamont Wanaka

“We had a great time at Altamont Lodge. The apartment had the vibes of a beautiful alpine hut, everything was very clean, including the large and well-equipped kitchen and our host was very friendly. We even discovered an on-site tennis field which we made good use of 🙂 can totally  recommend!

Escape51884050801, TripAdvisor, February 2024.

Altamont Lodge – a Great Place to Stay in Wanaka.

“Altamont is a great lodge. It was the one of the best that we stayed in on our recent visit to NZ. The rooms are very comfortable, there is a large, well equipped kitchen, large dining room and large lounge area. The laundry and spar were very welcome at the stage that we were at in our trip. Everyone was happy, friendly and helpful”

Voyager15027536876, TripAdvisor, January 2024

One of Our Favourite Accommodations in NZ

“We liked this accommodation very much: The host was very friendly. He showed us everything when we arrived. Every thing was very clean. There was a very good equipped kitchen. There is also a hot pot, which we enjoyed for a while. We only stayed one night, what was definitely too
short. We highly recommend the Lodge.”

Adventure52813399159, TripAdvisor, January 2024.

Wonderful Low Cost Accommodation in Wanaka

“Lovely owner and great facilities.  This is a wonderfully clean lodge with great kitchen supplies and beds.  The bathrooms are phenomenal!”

Zachary Fairnham 
(party of 4 guests), New Zealand, Lodge Feedback Form, December 2023.

Absolutely Amazing Altamont

“Super clean room and shared facilities.  Kitchen was well equipped.  Location is excellent.  The price to quality ratio is absolutely amazing.”

(party of 2 guests), New Zealand, Lodge Feedback Form, December 2023.

Thank you Altamont Wanaka

“I liked the organisation, the cleanliness, the fact that we were welcomed in and shown around.  So sad we didn’t book more than one night stay.  Please keep things the way they are.  10/10 – would recommend to everyone.”

(party of 7 guests), New Zealand, Lodge Feedback Form, December 2023.

Perfect 🙂

Loved this property – the owners were so kind and welcoming. They are a machine! Pretty sure it’s just the 2 of them turning over rooms and doing everything! The place is so sparkling clean, kitchen is well stocked with equipment and there’s a lovely garden area to hang out in. The washing machine was huge and we managed to wash all of our clothes in one go for $4 and hang it all outside to dry (they have pegs). We stayed for 4 nights and were sad to say goodbye! The location is a bit out of town but just 15minutes and we enjoyed the walk! Plenty of parking for cars and they even had a hot tub (we just didn’t have time to use it).

Chloe, United Kingdom, Booking.com, December 2023.

Great Time at Altamont Wanaka.

“Comfy rooms, cosy lounge, very clean and well equipped kitchen, great showers and clean bathrooms.  Wished we had stayed longer.”

Kerrigan, New Zealand, Lodge Feedback Form, November 2023.

Great Place.

“Loved the hot tub.  All of it is so well organised.  Love how the all the kitchen is labelled.  Comfy beds, facilities great and staff good too.”

Dainsworth, New Zealand, Lodge Feedback Form, November 2023.

Great Time at Altamont Wanaka.

“Comfy rooms, cosy lounge, very clean and well equipped kitchen, great showers and clean bathrooms.  Wished we had stayed longer.”

Kerrigan, New Zealand, Lodge Feedback Form, November 2023

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 cost effective 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. 

All the facilities are here for your budget family accommodation in Wanaka

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


Lounge and 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


Group or Family 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 boating, hiking or biking trip; or if you need accommodation for a club, school or sports group – Altamont Lodge provides great budget family accommodation 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

Budget Family Accommodation in Wanaka


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.