The lodge is set on an escarpment with spectacular views of New Zealand's Southern Alps from every room. Designed by a local architect, the reclaimed timber and beams used in the lodge construction give the guest accommodation and living areas a sense of warmth, intimacy and history. Richly polished jarrah floors extend throughout both lounges, historic wharf timbers and massive railway beams show century old adze work. Much of the furniture and metalwork is handcrafted and designed exclusively for the lodge.


Lodge facilities

  • two ground floor lounges each with roaring log fire and generous seating
  • deep verandahs, all rooms have panoramic mountain views
  • private outdoor cedar hot tub/spa
  • guest tea/coffee making room with well stocked guest fridge
  • complimentary refreshments, fresh fruit and home made cookies
  • complimentary wireless internet
  • extensive library of books, movies, music and magazines
  • equipment locker/drying room, mountain bikes and fishing rods
  • extensive local wine list, dinner prepared in-house (NZ$96 pp) by lodge chef
  • complimentary evening appetisers served daily
  • delicious breakfasts each morning with buffet and menu selection
  • Magnificent mountain and valley views from all rooms. Sumptuous bedding, comfortable and stylish room furnishing, spacious private ensuite bathrooms with fine soaps, shampoos and moisturizers, big wrap waffle robes and extra large bath towels. Wifi and apple tv.
    Clutha rooms
    NZ$480 per room per night
    for stays of 3 nights or more
    NZ$500 per night for 1-2 night stays
    Superking bed or twin beds, delicious breakfasts with buffet and menu selection evening appetisers complimentary refreshments, fresh fruit and home made cookies, delectable dark chocolates made locally, unlimited internet, apple tv and movie selection. Includes tax.

    Fish, hike, bike, read, enjoy the conversation of other guests in the evenings on the lodge verandahs or retreat and relax.
    Cardrona rooms
    NZ$380 per room per night
    for stays of 3 nights or more
    NZ$400 per night for 1-2 night stays
    Queen bed, delicious breakfasts with buffet and menu selection evening appetisers complimentary refreshments, fresh fruit and home made cookies, delectable dark chocolates made locally, unlimited internet, apple tv and movie selection. Includes tax.
    Food at the lodge is fresh, plentiful and local. Home baked cookies, sparkling water, fruit and fruit juices are always available for refreshment. Breakfasts can be light or indulgent and in the evening our chef Karen Marinkovic provides guests with some of Wanaka's best dining. Dinner at Riverrun is available Monday through Friday. The menu changes nightly and includes 3 courses and a sorbet. We recommend advance reservations at the lodge for dinner to avoid disappointment. Dinner at the lodge is NZ$96 per person.
    Our best stay in New Zealand so far. A fantasic dinner in great surroundings. Hope to be back sometime. UK
    We don't want to leave!! It's so beautiful, restive and friendly. Fantastic food, wonderful views. The Netherlands
    Contact us: int + 64 3 4439049 or adventure@riverrun.co.nz
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    The location assures you of calm and privacy and the atmosphere is unstuffy, combining professional service with engaging warmth and hospitality. We can advise you on an active or adventurous stay, a special celebration or idyllic romantic retreat, or simply enjoy your surroundings and explore Riverrun's 500 acres and the trails that lead down and along the river from the lodge.