Why not live the ultimate dream and relax in this stunningly beautiful corner of the South Island of New Zealand. Situated on 60 acres of land designated as an area of "outstanding natural beauty", Buchanan Lodge provides a boutique lodge that is in a class of its own. Whether for a family holiday, a break with friends, an intimate wedding ceremony or a romantic honeymoon, Buchanan Lodge is the perfect spot.
It has the snow-capped peaks of the Buchanan mountain range on one side and the shores of Lake Wanaka on the other, so in whichever direction you look you are assured of a stunning view. The town of Wanaka is within easy reach (20 mins) and for keen skiers, the lodge offers the closest accommodation to Treble Cone ski area (10 mins).
On a snowy winters night, after a full day on the slopes, why not curl up with a book in front of the log fire; or in summer take a picnic down to one of the many private beaches and take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the lake.
Buchanan Lodge sleeps 9 people (2 doubles, 2 twins and 1 single), has 3 modern bathrooms (2 ensuite) and has a wonderful open-plan living area with state-of-the-art facilities. This opens onto a full-length veranda and a beautiful garden. The lawn stretches towards the lake - perfect for enjoying a glass of local Central Otago Pinot Noir and watching the sunset. It has 3 accessible private beaches (through a gate at the end of the lawn) and its own boat ramp.
Wanaka is situated in the heart of the Southern Lakes. For the active spirits, there is skiing, heli-skiing, snow boarding, water skiing, windsurfing, jet boating, mountain biking and much more right on the doorstep. Alternatively, there is golf, fishing, tramping and wine tours all within easy reach.
Local airports are Wanaka (35 mins); Queenstown (1hr 30mins); Dunedin (4 hrs) and Christchurch (6 hrs).