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From NZD 800.00

The River House - Riverside Venue

The River House offers privacy and peace in a charming river side location.


Sitting on the banks of the Hawea River, 'Release Wanaka - The River House' is a charming and unique holiday rental property which is perfect for intimate and special occasions. The extensive grounds are lush and established with secret sitting areas offering peace and tranquility. The River House provides a beautiful river side setting for hosting special events and weddings. 

As a venue, it is the perfect tranquil river side location for hosting your dream Wanaka wedding. The home sleeps 10 guests in 5 luxurious bedrooms. The open plan living area opens up to the beautiful gardens and the sounds of the river. With everything you need for a peaceful holiday, The River House offers a place to get away from it all and enjoy family time. Sleeps 10 people. Minimum stay is 4 nights.  Venue Fee - POA.

The River House

The River House interior

4 x Super King (split), 1 x Queen

  • Relaxed Rural Setting
  • Outdoor entertaining area and gardens
  • Large section with private areas
  • BBQ facilities
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Private secluded gardens
  • Dining & Living area
  • Sleeps 10
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Log Burner
  • Wedding venue
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Master Ensuite
  • River & Mountain Views
Rates and Inclusions


The River House (Self-Contained)
Price per night (inclusive of GST):

$NZ 800.00 - based on 1-6 guests

$NZ1000.00 - based on 7-10 guests

Minimum stay: 4 nights

Venue Fee: Price On Application

(Peak time rates & minimum night stays apply)

Warning: Water hazards exist at this property.


Welcome pack
Free wi-fi
Luxurious linens
Tea and coffee

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What our customers say

  • "I can't possibly say enough about the experience and support providing by Release Wanaka, which greatly exceeded our expectations. I spent almost 6 months researching and planning for this trip and without any prior knowledge about New Zealand. Andrea and anyone covering when she wasn't available, made us feel like visiting family, both during my endless emails and phone calls, as well as the arrival and during the visit. I really appreciated Andrea's patience with my endless questions and uncertainty about the activities initially thought to be well outside of our budget. From helping persuade me to convince my parents to enjoy their first helicopter ride, to restaurants recommendations, arrival gifts, home walk through, etc. We really appreciated the awesome celebration of my parent's 50th wedding anniversary After a brief negative experience in Queenstown. Our Wanaka adventures were truly the highlight of our 13 days away. The wine, bread, jam, and chocolates truly enhanced the short time we had to visit Wanaka, to the point my mother made a statement, "I'm ready to sell my car to be able to come back again!" Andrea surprised my parents, during afternoon shopping, while my brother & I were enjoying some Oxbow activities, providing a restaurant recommendation, which was our best dinner in Wanaka. After leaving Wanaka, we spent a night in a nice hotel in Auckland and 4 days in Sydney, at the Four Seasons, and really missed the Wanaka luxury home experience. Anyone asking about our trip will receive the highest recommendation to only talk to Release Wanaka when considering a visit."

    Mike, New Mexico

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