After looking far and wide for that special place to celebrate my 50th Birthday, we booked the lodge and brought over from australia a group of family and friends. It is too hard to describe the amazing experience of location, food, wine, activities ( including a birthday cake and champagne celebration in the chalet courtesy of the the helicopters, a white water canoeing experience and a breathtaking walk through the alps).
The nightly five course meal was like having a different melbourne three hat restaurant come to dinner each night. We matched each couse with different wines with a focus on the amazing central ortago region. If the perfect matching wine was not in the extensive cellar, then the sommlier just procured it.
The service was out of the ordinary. we were a diverse group ranging from eleven years old to sixty years old. we had walkers and non walkers, fly fishermen, shoppers, helicopter enthusaists and those with a fear of flying. All needs were brilliantly catered for including the masseuse for those who needed to release a bit of muscle tension.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sitting above the shores of Lake Wanaka, Whare Kea is the perfect luxury accommodation for families or groups of friends wishing to soak up the splendour of the area a private location. Our superbly comfortable lakeside lodge offers an ideal combination of shared and also private spaces well suited to accommodate small groups of up to 12 guest whether you prefer rest & relaxation or want to experience Wanaka's myriad of outdoor pursuits. Our fully equipped kitchen at Whare Kea allows guests to self-cater whilst looking out at the stunning vistas over Lake Wanaka. Alternatively, catering can be arranged. Additional Services to compliment your stay are extensive & unlimited with our property manager available to tailor make your exclusive retreat. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Whare Kea Hotel