Wanaka lies at a crossroads, close up against the Southern Alps and between the east and west coasts of New Zealand. It is a region long known to New Zealanders for its warm, dry summers. The geography is impressive, with two lakes (Lake Wanaka and Hawea, a backdrop of mountains (the Southern Alps, including Mt Aspiring) and big rivers (The Clutha, Hawea, Makarora and Matukituki). The town is on the edge of one of New Zealand's largest wilderness regions, Mt Aspiring National Park. The lodge is on a 500 acre riverside property 5 minutes drive (5 kms) from Wanaka township. The property has outstanding views of the Southern Alps, riverside walks, privacy, peace and luxurious accommodation, yet very close to town.

Directions for Riverrun
Please note that if you are using GPS navigation it is important to input the full address - 86 Halliday Road, Wanaka 9382.
LAT -44.691172 LONG 169.194002

Coming from QUEENSTOWN or CHRISTCHURCH on SH6
Watch out for Wanaka airport (small) on your right, and 2-3 minutes drive-time later (or 3-4 kms), also on your RIGHT, you will come to Halliday Road, an unsealed road off SH6. Drive to the end of Halliday Road, in through the stone gates, past the farm buildings and on up to the lodge which is set up on the hillside. Christchurch is 5 - 5 1/2 hours drive, Queenstown by this route is 1 hr 30 mins.

Driving from QUEENSTOWN via highway 89 (the Crown Range), the trip is slightly shorter (1 hour). The road is a high switch-back and more exposed, with magnificent views, all the way is now sealed asphelt. This road takes you in to Wanaka township and to reach us you need to drive out the other side onto SH6 - pass (but do not take) the turn-off to the West Coast, continue on SH6 and turn left down Halliday Road, continue as above. If you reach the airport you have driven too far.

Arriving from the WEST COAST you will cross the Clutha River and shortly after arrive at a T intersection - 2 mins to your right is Wanaka, but turn left onto SH6 continue 1-2 mins (1 km) until you reach Halliday Road, also on your left. Drive to the end of Halliday Road, in through the stone gates, past the farm buildings and on up to the lodge which is set up on the hillside. From Franz Josef to Wanaka is 4-5 hours, but the trip is a spectacular one and you should allow plenty of time.

Seasons
Spring: October-November
Summer: December - March
Autumn: April-May
Winter: June-September
Distances
Lake Wanaka Resort - 5kms / 5 minutes
Queenstown - 1 hour via Crown Range
Fox/Franz Josef Glaciers - 4-4 1/2 hours
Te Anau/Manapouri - 4 hours
Mt Cook - 2 hours
Dunedin - 3.5 hours
Christchurch (via Tekapo) - 5 hours

Airports
Christchurch international airport
Queenstown domestic airport
Wanaka domestic airport
RIVERRUN LOCATION

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