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


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. 

Our featured Luxury Accommodation & Activity Packages

Matukituki Valley Wanaka
Wanaka Adventure

For those keen to experience some of Wanaka's best outdoor active adventures. The Siberia Experience, the Rob Roy Glacier hike (self-guided), and a half day guided kayaking on the Clutha river. Riverrun will liaise with operators, provide you with maps, directions, sustenance. A guided option for the Rob Roy Glacier hike is available. Four nights at Riverrun lodge including dinner for two at the lodge on one night of your stay. View Wanaka Experiences for individual activities.

NZ$2680 inclusive 4 night stay
- Cardrona room, 1-2 people

NZ$3120 inclusive 4 night stay
- Clutha Room, 1-2 people

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Mt Roy Hike Lake Wanaka
Wanaka Summer Explorer

Three nights accommodation and dinner for two on one night of your stay. Cruise from Wanaka township half-way up the lake to Mou Waho Island. Your guide will introduce you to island birdlife and take you on a walk up to the idyllic Arethusa Pool. Your second half-day excursion is a 4WD journey through a vast high country deer, sheep and cattle farm overlooking Lake Wanaka. Outstanding views and authentic experience of history, people and landscape. View Wanaka Experiences for full description.

NZ$2130 inclusive 3 night stay
- Cardrona Room, 1-2 people

NZ$2430 inclusive 3 night stay
- Clutha Room, 1-2 people

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Wanaka Winter Resort
Wanaka Winter Holiday

Wanaka has two of the best ski and snowboard resorts in the country, Treble Cone and Cardrona, as well as superb heli-skiing, ski touring and a beautifully uncrowded cross country ski area. National Geographic has called it one of the world's premier adventure towns and in the top 25 best ski towns. We will help you with advice on lessons, hire and resort options. Full range of winter options available from July to September on on our winter holiday page.

NZ$1500 inclusive 5 night stay
- Cardrona Room, 1-2 people

NZ$2450 inclusive 7 night stay
- Clutha Room, 1-2 people

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