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Our Environment

At Release Wanaka we are passionate about our home town and sharing it with our guests - but most importantly; preserving and improving it for the future.

We are continuously looking at ways to improve the way we do business, interact and engage our guests with our environment in mind. Setting the right example from the start. Here are just a few of things we are working on:



We endeavour to run where possible a paperless office. We always consider the environment before printing!


Natural and Organic Products

All our luxury holiday homes, villas and residence offer guests only 100% natural and Organic products for use during their stays. We use large format bottles which are refillable as opposed to small hotel style mini bottles which create unnecessary waste.

Release Wanaka proudly supports the use of products made by New Zealand companies in all areas - kitchen, bathroom and laundry.


Property Heating

Release Wanaka encourages and facilities the use of Online Heating APPs for as many of the luxury properties in our portfolio as possible.

We can control the central heating systems remotely and ensure they are functioning efficiently. It also reduces the man (and woman) hours, fuel etc to visit each property to manually control the heating systems.

By having access to properties heating via an Online APP, we simply switch on/off the heating only when needed. No wastage.


Rubbish and Recycling

Landfills around the world are being filled with items that should be Recycled.

We ask our guests to recycle as much of the items they consume and we provide recycle bins at our our properties along with guidelines on what to recycle.


Linen & Water

Although we are situated on a vast and beautiful lake it is essential that we continuously strive to conserve water.

We offer complimentary Linen changes only for those guests staying longer than 7 nights.


Community & Local Events

The Release team are all locals who are all very community-minded. We all love to participate in any activities that we can which look to improve our town for those who live here but also for those who visit.

As a business, Release Wanaka contributes to our community sponsoring various and varied events throughout the year which involve our environment and the people in it.

Recently and currently we have been involved in sponsorship of the following:

• Sponsored: Local Wanaka Theatre Show - Tall Tales & True, August 2018

• Volunteered: Beach Clean Up, October 2018

• Sponsored: Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust - enviro/community

• Sponsored: Million Metres - enviro/community


Wanaka boasts an impressive array of events including an ironman distance triathlon, mountain bike races, multi-sport events, art, film or music festivals and an international air show.

Wanaka Guide

With breathtaking lakes and mountains, Wanaka, New Zealand, is a year-round destination set against the pristine alpine backdrop of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring National Park World Heritage Area.

Weather & Seasons

Each season brings its own distinct pleasures from long summer days to winter wonderland. Autumn colours have to be seen to be believed, and in spring the region bursts to life as the snows retreat.

What our customers say

  • "We are also very proud to have had the Dacha recognized as a winner in the recent Southern Architecture Awards. As reported: Views don't come any better than this – and you could get to enjoy it yourself. The Dacha House, a lodge designed by Wanaka architect Eliska Lewis was one of the winners in the Housing category of the NZIA Southern Architecture Awards announced on Friday, June 9 2017. In announcing the awards, the jury described it as "a generous house designed to take full advantage of an amazing view". "The Wanaka house captures the magnificent landscape from every room, and throughout the architect has handled scale thoughtfully and with careful attention to details and materiality.""

    Architecture Awards, Wanaka

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