Garden Visitors

Californian Quail chicks at nesting in autumn leaves at Maple Lodge Wanaka

Spring and early summer bring a host of garden birds including Californian Quail to Maple Lodge Wanaka. These wonderful quirky birds run around the garden and this year they have had a family of a dozen or more super cute chicks. If you are staying at Maple Lodge watch out for them over the next month or so.  #gigatownwanaka   … [Read more...]

Fasten your seatbelts for 2014 Warbirds Over Wanaka

Chocks Away!

Wanaka stages one of the best Warbirds Airshows in the world so fasten your seatbelts for the next Warbirds over Wanaka airshow taking place 18-20 April 2014. Over 80 aircraft are set to take part including old favourites the Kittyhawk, Corsair and Catalina. You will also be able to see some of the famous Warbirds that helped defend freedom during four world conflicts from the Classic fighters … [Read more...]

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2013 Tripadvisor winner

  Maple Lodge boutique luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Wanaka is pleased to receive a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is awarded annually to the top performing 10% of all hotels worldwide, and is given to establishments that consistently earn high ratings from members of TripAdvisor. is currently one of the … [Read more...]

Skiing & Snowboarding in Wanaka New Zealand

Thinking of hitting the slopes in  New Zealand? You’re not the only one. It pays to be prepared, know where to go and book ahead. Bus companies run shuttles to the ski fields and accommodation will vary depending on your budget and what you’re looking for. Late April is a good time to book ahead for the winter season which runs between June and September. So why not check out our brilliant Winter S … [Read more...]

Weddings in Wanaka Expo

Maple Lodge Wanaka - Our stand at the first Weddings in Wanaka Expo.

We had a great day out at the Weddings in Wanaka Expo on 7 January 2013. The 20 or so stands looked fabulous and it was fantastic to be able to offer couples the opportunity to see as many Wanaka wedding suppliers all together in one place. Jenny & Claire did a great job of organising it all. Thank you to all of you who stopped by our stand, it was lovely to be able to discuss your wedding … [Read more...]