Uniquely handcrafted accommodation & small luxury lodge, close by Lake Wanaka resort, set on 500 riverside acres with spectacular mountain views, individual design, fine food & wine & exceptional hospitality.

Lodge guests can enjoy spectacular and uninterrupted mountain and valley views surrounded by 500 acres of private land bordering New Zealand's largest river, the Clutha, with walks and running or bike trails.

With all the services of a small boutique hotel, Riverrun is a relaxed retreat for those wanting a tranquil rural setting with sublime views that is still conveniently close to town restaurants and activities. Nearby are two magnificent lakes, Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea, and the renowned wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park.

Clutha bedroom Riverrun Lodge

Our rooms

We have just five rooms, ensuring that we can take good care of our guests. Each room has uninterrupted mountain and valley views, supremely comfortable beds, well thought-out handcrafted design and spacious bathrooms. In the evening we serve delightful appetisers and a welcome glass of wine. Breakfasts are delicious and delightful, guests often linger to exchange experiences. Part of the charm of Riverrun is the good company.

Riverrun luxury design hotel

Our Place

Riverrun combines the private enjoyment and relaxed lifestyle of an extensive farm with a beautifully constructed, almost hand-carved, small lodge. The use of century old hand-adzed timber beams old railway beams, New Zealand Kauri doors and furniture and reclaimed hardwood flooring is exceptional. Private verandahs and sitting areas in the garden, river trails and escarpment outlooks mean guests find as much to explore at Riverrun as in Wanaka.

Hiking Siberia Valley Wanaka

Experiences

Wanaka is a truly special place, one of the world's last uncrowded beautiful places. Rich in experiences, both relaxing and adventurous, with a charming village-style town, it is a place that people come back to many times over. We know Wanaka well and love all it has to offer. It is a small town where almost anything is possible. Let us know your preferences and we'll put together a stay here that let's you experience the best.

Riverrun The Magic of Place

The Wanaka and Southern Lakes region is known for its unspoilt beauty and access to the outdoors; hiking, fishing, biking, kayaking, scenic flights, high country farm or winery tours, skiing and heliskiing. We have experienced most local activities personally and are happy to advise. 

Featured Luxury Accommodation & Activity Packages

Eco Wanaka Wandering Weka
Wanaka Explorer

Combine two of Wanaka's best active adventures. The Siberia Experience full-day fly-hike-jetboat experience in the heart of Mt Aspiring National Park and a superbly run half-day small boat guided trip across Lake Wanaka to Mou Waho Island bird sanctuary where a short walk takes you to the idyllic Arethusa Pool. Riverrun will liaise with operators, provide you with maps, directions, sustenance. Four nights at Riverrun lodge including dinner for two at the lodge on one night of your stay. See Wanaka Experiences for more detail.

NZ$1430 inclusive 4 night stay
per person double/twin share
- Cardrona room

NZ$1630 pp inclusive 4 night stay
per person double/twin share
- Clutha Room

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SAlps Air Milford Scenic Flights C
Aspiring to Milford

Three nights accommodation and dinner for two on one night of your stay. This package also includes a flight from Wanaka across the Southern Alps, past Mt Aspiring and down to Fiordland to join a 2 hour cruise on Milford Sound. You fly back via Glenorchy and the views from your plane are as spectacular as the Sound itself. View Wanaka Experiences for full description.

NZ$1155 inclusive 3 night stay
per person double/twin share
- Cardrona Room

NZ$1320 inclusive 3 night stay
per person double/twin share
- Clutha Room

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Matukituki Valley Wanaka
Active Summer Stay

Hiking, biking and kayaking over 3 days. The Rob Roy Glacier full day hike (this is unguided but ask us if you prefer a guided option) in Mt Aspiring National Park. A beautiful intermediate off-road bike ride from Riverrun on your second day of activity and the last day a guided kayak down the magnificent Clutha river. Riverrun will liaise with operators, provide you with maps, directions, sustenance. Also included is dinner on one night of your stay, and of course 4 nights accommodation at the lodge.

NZ$1030 inclusive 4 night stay
per person double/twin share
- Cardrona Room

NZ$1230 inclusive 4 night stay
per person double/twin share
- Clutha Room

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