Enveloped in 500 acres of riverside land surrounded by soaring mountain peaks River Run is actually only a few minute's drive from the lakeside town of Wanaka, but it feels like a million miles away. The land borders the mighty Clutha River, New Zealand's largest and you can expect beautiful walking trails and spectacular views from the hillside location.
Wanaka is the heart of the Southern Lakes region and sits at somewhat of a crossroads between the east and west coasts of New Zealand, renowned for magnificent alpine peaks and sparkling lakes the region is a playground for adventure and nature lovers alike. Lakes Wanaka and Hawea provide scenic walks and water based activities, whilst the big rivers offer those after the adrenalin rush countless white water rafting opportunities. Wanaka also sits on the edge of one of New Zealand's most outstanding and beautiful wilderness regions, the exceptional Mt. Aspiring National Park.
River Run is built on an escarpment and there are breathtaking views from every angle. Reclaimed timber and beams reflect the history of the region and give the lodge a real sense of warmth and a very welcoming feel. There are two guest lounges with comfy seating and roaring log fires, spacious verandahs and all guest rooms have fabulous views. Mountain bikes and fishing rods are available for guests and there is a private outdoor cedar hot tub/spa - perfect for star gazing. Breakfast is included along with pre-dinner drinks and canapés, evening meals are by prior arrangement.
Opportunities for exploration are really only limited by the time you have. For the active the Rob Roy Glacier hike is one of the finest one day walks in the country. Following a trail through Mt. Aspiring National Park this walk follows the Rob Roy stream through beech forest and past tumbling waterfalls until you emerge above the tree line to be rewarded with a mountain landscape of hanging glaciers. The Siberia Experience combines a scenic flight with mountain hiking and an exhilarating jet boat experience deep in the national park. More gentle activities include lakeshore walks, wine tastings and scenic riverside cycling trails.
Location Lake Wanaka, South Island
Season All year
Rooms 5 Rooms
Activities Hiking, heli tours, wildlife, rafting, wine touring, cycling.
Suitable for Best suited to couples and independent travellers.
Prices may vary according to season, room type & special offers. Please contact us for details.