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Luxury Winter Getaways

Wanaka is an all year round destination but Winter is definitely a strong contender for being the most popular and why wouldn’t it be with 3 x local ski-fields, some of the best heli skiing in the Southern Hemisphere and amazing apres-ski!

If you are planning a ski holiday in Wanaka we would probably recommend August as the best month. The weather is more settled the slopes are quieter and the nights are drawing out, perfect for sunset photography!

Here are our Top 5 properties for a luxury Winter getaway in Wanaka which are still available this August. So, if you like the look of any of these properties get in quick before someone else has the holiday of a lifetime in the property of your choice.


If you are looking for jaw dropping views of Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps, then this property is for you. Sleeping 6 guests in 3 bedrooms, 2 with ensuite, this home is like a movie theatre as you watch the sunset over the snow capped peaks. It is definitely a place to curl up on the sofa with a glass of local Pinot Noir and watch the ever changing scenery especially in the Winter when the snow is falling.

Features at Aurum include: Privacy & Seclusion, Large Entertaining Deck, Outdoor Fire, Luxurious Furnishings, Walk To The Lake, Close To Lake Track

River Ridge

If you picture yourself in a grand living room, in front of a fire, sipping on a wee dram, then River Ridge is the ideal backdrop. This unique home is made from Canadian Western Red Cedar and oozes luxury with its stunning interiors. The log home features 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, several sitting areas and an amazing Billiards Room. This is the perfect place to relax, sipping on a cocktail while a private chef cooks you and your family and friends a gourmet meal.

Features at River Ridge include: Set On Several Acres, Mountain & River Views, Walk To The Clutha River, Amazing Fly Fishing Nearby

Three Peaks House

Relax at Three Peaks House in front of the roaring outdoor fire while admiring the lake and mountain views. This newly completed home is stunning both inside and outside. It is warm and inviting and offers accommodation for up to 10 guests. A great place for the whole family to come back to after a days skiing and prepare a feast in the huge kitchen.

Features at Three Peaks House include: Luxurious Interiors & Stunning Architecture, Great Location Close To Lake Wanaka, Stunning Views

Te Pakeke

This couples retreat is an architectural delight and offers the perfect getaway to spend time with your one and only. Light the fire and relax on the huge sofa while you look out to the lake and mountains and chat the night away with some excellent wine and delicious nibbles. An ideal winter getaway with the soft lighting and the large log burner.

Features at Te Pakeke include: Easy walk To Lake Wanaka, Unique Design, Private & Secluded

Thirty Seven

Sitting high above Lake Wanaka this property has stupendous panoramic views. This brand new home has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, perfect for either families of 8-10 or 3 couples. The property has several areas to relax during those Winter months, a large open plan living area for everyone, a cosy snug for the late night drinkers, an outdoor sitting area with fire and a spa pool with fabulous views.

Features at Thirty Seven include: Spa Pool, Amazing Views, Outdoor Fire, Views Of The Southern Alps, Only 5 Minutes To Wanaka Township

If any of these properties take your fancy then get in touch with our team at Release Wanaka. Andrea and Kirsty are here to answer any questions you may have about the properties, skiing or other Winter activities and basically anything to do with Wanaka!

Contact Andrea and Kirsty at stay@releasenz.com