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Edgewater has location like no other

Located directly on the shores of Lake Wanaka, Edgewater has been the preferred accommodation of choice for visitors to Wanaka during its 33 year history.  

There is no other Wanaka accommodation property that has such a prime location; directly on the edge of New Zealand’s fourth largest lake.

Lake Edge Location

Edgewater is situated on land that once belonged to Wanaka Station which was still farmed until 1980.  
The spectacular location and surrounding views were recognised by developers Richmond Paynter and Roger Milsom, who commenced development on the site in April 1985.

Edgewater was officially opened by the Rt. Hon. Mike Moore on 11 July 1986.

New Zealand Ownership & Marketing

Ownership is vested in 65 unit owners, the majority of whom are South Island based investors.  “Our owners are regular visitors to the hotel throughout the year and take a keen interest in enhancements at the hotel”, comments General Manager, Catherine Bone.

Edgewater has proudly retained its independence over the years so management are directly responsible for marketing.  This has included membership of organisation such as TECNZ and Tourism Industry Aotearoa. 

“We’ve had tremendous support from the travel trade over the years which has resulted in 75% of the guest nights from international markets”, says Trish May, Business Development Representative.   Edgewater has international market representation in North America and UK/Europe.

The hotel holds a 4.5 star Qualmark grading and has over the years been successful in a number of industry awards.

Guest Experience

Without doubt guests are amazed at the scenic beauty that surrounds them.   
All 103 guest rooms open out onto manicured lawns leading down to the lake edge or, if on the first floor, onto a balcony.

With three different room types available, Edgewater appeals to different customer segments – from couples visiting for a shorter stays to families holidaying for longer. 

At the heart of the hotel is the central reception, along with the lobby, lounge bar, restaurant and café.

“Our guest services teams are renowned for their warm Southern hospitality which is clearly evident in these areas”, comments Catherine. 

“We often see guests relaxing on the leather sofas in the Wineglass Café, admiring the lake-view and enjoying an award winning local Pinot Noir wine”, she adds.

On-site guests can enjoy the two all-weather tennis courts, mountain bikes, sauna, day spa and petanque area.  Or they can be whisked away by helicopter to the nearby Mount Aspiring National Park.

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