Welcome to Altamont Lodge

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, budget family accommodation in Wanaka for individuals, couples, families and small groups. The lodge’s low cost, budget friendly, 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, 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 budget family accommodation in Wanaka.

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

Recent Reviews

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.

A Wanaka Gem

“Altamont Lodge is an alpine styled building nestled in beautiful garden surroundings, right on the edge of town. The lodge itself is impeccably clean and tidy, and the hosts Lynn and Jeff make the experience feel like a home away from home.”

Tour51300730810 Trip Advisor, October 2023

Lovely Stay

Lovely place in a beautiful location. Walking distance from local amenities. Will definitely be back. Clean, tidy, homely with well equipped kitchen for visitors to use as well as storage for own food.

Cathpa2018Aberdeen, UK. Trip Advisor, October 2023

Stay at Altamont Wanaka

The stay here was amazing! only stayed for 1 night sadly, but the host was really welcoming and made sure we have a pleasant stay. Room was clean, bed was comfortable to sleep in, even the shared toilet is really clean. Room was really spacious and private! we didn’t get to use the kitchen as we didn’t cook but it was big enough for people to gather and eat. Really near to Roy’s peak as well if anyone is planning to hike. Would love to come and stay here again next time!

Dalila Trip Advisor, September 2023

A Treasure

“We love staying at Altamont! This was our family’s second time – 11 of us, from young to old, and we have already booked in for another stay. A beautiful building in a beautiful position.”

“Lynn and Jeff run it so smoothly; it is all so beautifully clean and organised. Such an opportunity to meet with travellers from other parts too.”


Escape18386839132, Trip Advisor, September 2023

Cosy Wanaka Lodge

The kitchen was well equipped and large enough for many to use, while the lounge was also cosy and inviting. Also, the spa/hot tub out the back really hit the spot.”

Kent, Australia, Booking.com, July 2023

Welcoming and Comfortable

The host was friendly and informative. Everything was really clean and well maintained. The room was large and warm. The kitchen had everything you could need. Our first experience of this style of shared facilities accommodation and it was great. We would definitely stay again.


Nicki B, Queensland, Australia, on Trip Advisor June 2023

Good Place to Stay in Wanaka

Very hearty welcome. Though shared bathrooms, everything very clean and good. Nice general use sitting room and good kitchen. Possibility to do use washing machine and dryer. Very friendly and helpful to supply information.

Johan, Netherlands, Booking.com, June 2023

Highly Recommend, Warm, Clean & Tidy, Friendly Staff

Excellent accommodation, very clean & tidy, warm, comfortable bed, excellent kitchen facilities with labelled personal storage in cupboards & fridge, plenty of pots & pans & utensils. Has recently had a ‘freshen-up’ and I am pleased to confirm that the internet connection is EXCELLENT !!  Basically, I couldn’t have asked for better, and the price is very reasonable. Highly recommended.

Alan D on Trip Advisor March 2023.


This has to be the best “hostel” we have ever encountered. All areas were spotless. Large open eating and lounge areas. The kitchen was stocked with all dishes cookware and cutlery you could need. Separate refrigerator shelves for each room. Bathrooms with individual stalls. Friendly, welcoming staff. It was all good and well worth the price.”

Mark, Expedia, March 2023

Absolutely Loved Our Stay at Altamont Wanaka.

“Will definitely stay again and
recommend to friends. Thank you for the clean rooms and super friendly staff.
We enjoyed the hot tub so much!”

Diana Zhang, New Zealand, Lodge Feedback Form, March 2023.

Best Budget Accommodation in Wanaka.

A great place to stay.  Warm welcome, very well organized especially the kitchen – each room has spaces to store things including in the fridge.  The lounge is comfortable, nice outdoor area, and the shared areas are clean and well equipped. Parking places in front of the main entrance.  Rooms was comfortable and the bed  was relaxing.  Lots of labels so you know how to find everything.  Lots of info and docs about treks and sightseeing.  We really appreciated the place and the way you organize and manage it.  A real pleasure.

Nathalie and Philippe, France, Lodge Feedback Form, March 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 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


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 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

Garden & BBQ area at Altamont Lodge 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.