Ian Cole, A Fly Fisher's Guide

Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand

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Wanaka fly fishing - Reflections



Wanaka, being a popular domestic and indeed international resort, has an abundance of accommodation on offer to cater to all visitor requirements. For detailed information please visit Lake Wanaka Tourism.

The following list of accommodations represent the majority of venues that clients have stayed in over the past 22 years of offering a guiding service. They all are unique in their own right and are among the best that Wanaka has to offer. All are run by superb hosts.

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Wanaka Homestead. Hosts Carol and Ed. Comfortable and tasteful.hunting style lodge almost within casting distance from lake! Short walk to town centre.


Riverrun Lodge. Hosted by Meg. – Big landscape views, sophisticated and very relaxed atmosphere offering optional gourmet evening meals. 2.5 kms from town centre

Whare Kea

Whare Kea Lodge – Hosted by Jaclyn Barbour, Wanaka’s ultimate in luxury. Superb views over Lake Wanaka. 2.5kms from town centre.

Te Wanaka

Te Wanaka Lodge Hosted by Mandy and Wayne. Warm, friendly and fun style lodge in central location. Really handy to shops and restaurants.

Wanaka Springs

Wanaka Springs Hosts John and Glynis. Boutique lodge in quiet central location. Handy to shops and restaurants.

Wanaka Springs

The Moorings. Hosted by Mandy and Blair Austin, and Jude and Gary Christie. Motel style with central location overlooking lake. Close to all amenities


Wanaka Springs



Buchanan Lodge

Luxury Self-Catering Accommodation in Wanaka


Silver Pine


Silverpine Lodge: luxury accommodation near Wanaka. Escape to Silverpine, an intimate luxury lodge set among formidable mountains with unforgettable vistas of the Southern Alps. At the gateway of Wanaka from the Haast Pass and Franz Josef/Fox Glaciers, Silverpine sits on a remarkable bluff bridging two of the South Island’s most beautiful lakes: Hawea and Wanaka.

Other accommodation venues I recommned:

Out of town: When on safaris, we use a number similar high-quality lodges in strategic fishing locations.

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