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Buchanan Lodge

Sitting on a beautiful peninsula jutting out into Lake Wanaka, Buchanan Lodge enjoys an enviable lakefront position, with access to three beaches and its own boat ramp. Also within walking distance is superb trout fishing at the mouth of the Matukituki River.

The lodge provides luxury self-catering accommodation for up to nine guests in a stunning homestead.


Pauline and Derek Hope


Buchanan Lodge

370 Buchanan Rise

West Wanaka


Contact details

Phone: +64 3 443 9039

Email: info@buchananlodge.co.nz

Web: www.buchananlodge.co.nz

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Fishing waters

Lake Wanaka

Matukituki River

Location Buchanan Lodge is marked on the Lake Wanaka map.  It is 20 minutes drive from Wanaka.
  • Lakefront position with access to three beaches through a gate at the end of the lawn
  • Boat ramp
  • Set on 60 acres where there is complete privacy and plenty of space for parking.
  • Built in traditional local style out of natural materials
  • Provides luxury self-catering accommodation for up to nine guests, with cleaners available
  • A contact is provided to answer any queries
  • Stunning views, with the snow-capped peaks of the Buchanan mountain range on one side and the shores of Lake Wanaka on the other,
  • Situated in the heart of the Southern Lakes, with many local attractions and activities easily accessible

Buchanan Lodge comprises:

  • One bedroom with queen-sized bed and ensuite shower room
  • One bedroom with queen-sized bed and ensuite bath/shower
  • Two twin bedrooms
  • One single bedroom
  • One family bathroom with shower, bath and toilet
  • A spacious living room with a large stone open fireplace and French doors to outdoor living areas on both sides of the house
  • Sky TV, DVD player, CD stereo
  • Dining room with seating for 8 and a double height ceiling up to the rafters
  • Large open-plan kitchen with freestanding range oven, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, dishwasher and fully equipped with all cutlery, glasses and utensils
  • Full length verandah with a gas BBQ, outdoor furniture, and a croquet set
  • Laundry room with extra fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Cloakroom/WC
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Telephone and WiFi broadband
  • Fully heated with underfloor heating downstairs and wall heaters and electric blankets upstairs
  • Garage
  • Outdoor freshwater hot tub
Local attractions and activities

Whether it be extreme sports or deep relaxation, Buchanan Lodge is perfectly located to enjoy the many attractions of the Central Otago region, including:

  • Skiing, heliskiing and snowboarding - Buchanan Lodge is the closest accommodation to Treble Cone ski field
  • Water skiing, windsurfing and jet boating on the lake
  • Adventure sports such as bungy jumping and paragliding
  • Golf
  • Wine tours
  • Tramping and hiking in nearby Mt Aspiring National Park
Indicative tariff
as at 1 April 2012
Rates for the entire property start from NZ$500 per night depending on the season and the length of stay. The lodge is available for short or long term rentals.
Payment methods Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer
(no credit cards )
Directions For a map, please see the Buchanan Lodge website


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