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17 Lakeside Road PO Box 368, Wanaka 9343 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Proof of vaccination required for guests
Updated 07/02/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#4 of 20 in Wanaka
Travellers' Choice
The Moorings, Lake Wanaka offers stylish quality self-catering motel and apartment accommodation for the discerning traveller. Whether travelling on your own, as a couple, or with friends and family, The Moorings offers space and comfort for all. Your hosts, Peter & Jenny Sutherland will be working hard to ensure your stay is as pleasant, relaxing and rewarding as possible. They can assist you in planning your trip, and have strong local knowledge of many varied activities available throughout the Lake Wanaka region.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Canoeing offsite
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Tauranga wrote a review Mar 2022
11 contributions7 helpful votes
Lovely stay. Beautiful lake view and the bed was super comfy. We had such a lovely time and the male receptionist who greeted us was very friendly and welcoming :) the only mention I could make is maybe installing heated towel rails as our towels didn’t have time to dry overnight but apart from that a very pleasant stay!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Cherie S wrote a review Nov 2021
Nelson, New Zealand200 contributions50 helpful votes
Very nice place to stay. Due for an update inside. Within walking distance to shops, restaurants and across the road from the lake. Great views from the balcony. Staff very friendly and helpful The was no room service due to COVID.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Amanda wrote a review Oct 2021
Richmond, New Zealand6 contributions
We stayed with another couple in a two bedroom two bathroom apartment. The location is fantastic, walking distance to town for coffee, breakfast, dinner and shopping, and right in the lake front for morning walks and runs. The apartment was clean, well set up and comfortable. It had a really homely feel to it and we enjoyed the kitchen facilities for having some meals in. Price was great too. Overall we highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Jacinda wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions
We checked in at the last minute tired Travellers, the moorings were very friendly and accomadating hosts. Great hospitality very clean and tidy room. Reasonably priced with a stunning view. Walk to dinner was no more than a 4 minute stroll great location.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
JTB wrote a review Aug 2021
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
We recently completed a family road trip around the South Island, staying at Maruia Springs, Franz Josef, Wanaka, and Hanmer. Our longest stay of the trip was 7 nights spent in Wanaka at The Moorings. At $430 per night the two bedroom two bathroom apartment was by far the most expensive accommodation of our trip. It was intended as a special treat after our holiday last year was cancelled due to Covid. The location was second to none but other than that it was disappointing and did not live up to expectations. One day into our stay Sky TV stopped working and when the technician came to repair it we found it replaced with smart TV apps that relied on subscriber services and high speed Internet. There were two All Black tests and a State of Origin game on during our stay that we wanted to catch so we were required to subscribe to SkySportNow. We did this only to discover that the advertised ‘high speed internet’ was not capable of reliably streaming the service. All games were glitchy to the point of being unwatchable. This was mentioned to management on our departure and we were informed they were aware of the issue and that fibre was being installed soon. No compensation was offered. Neither of the toilets flushed freely and required the user to flush up to three times after use. This was also mentioned on our departure. We booked a two bedroom family apartment. The large upstairs master bedroom with the views and ensuite, and was locked off on our arrival, had been converted to a queen plus single so we had to put the kids in there and stay downstairs in the much smaller guest room. The downstairs bedroom door had to be left slightly ajar or it rattled in the jam every time someone walked around upstairs. The downstairs bathroom had no lock on the door (which also would not close without slamming) and no facilities for sanitary products. My wife and both daughters had to resort to only using the upstairs ensuite bathroom. The bath was also in the downstairs bathroom, it would have been nice to be able to relax in the bath without worrying about someone accidentally walking in. The dining table was so wonky that you could not cut your food on it if someone had a drink on the table without causing the drink to spill. We had to go out and buy a carving knife, cheese knife, and tea strainer as none of these items were provided. The outdoor Bbq area was lovely but the lighting was broken so at night you could not see what you were doing and the stairs were very dangerous. The overall feel of the property was that it was a bit run down and badly setup. It was also very overpriced. We stayed in a beautiful two bedroom apartment in Hanmer that was bigger, more modern, better appointed, and only $285 per night. I would not stay at The Moorings again as the price was in no way reflected in the quality of the accommodation. There are better options available at that price point, or even for cheaper.
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Date of stay: July 2021
US$114 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Moorings
Which popular attractions are close to The Moorings?
Nearby attractions include Realm VR Wanaka (0.4 km), Gin and Raspberry Boutique Bar (0.4 km), and Lalaland Wanaka (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Moorings?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at The Moorings?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Moorings?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Moorings?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Moorings?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kika, Big Fig, and Burrito Craft.
Is The Moorings located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Wanaka.
Does The Moorings have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The Moorings accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.