Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet, Otago
|Mt Aspiring Road, Wanaka, Otago, NEW ZEALAND.|
Description: Whare Kea Lodge & ChaletHigh in New Zealand's Southern Alps, on the edge of the Mt Aspiring National Park, lies a unique alpine escape - Whare Kea Chalet - luxury where you would least expect to find it.
Make your way to the Chalet by helicopter. Enjoy a guided alpine walk followed by a gourmet picnic surrounded by the vista of high rocky mountains, glaciers, residual snow fields and alpine meadows.
Whare Kea Lodge is located on 60 acres of private farmland on the shore of Lake Wanaka. This inspiring building captures the full beauty and grandeur of its lake-side setting and alpine views, whilst providing the ultimate in sophisticated accommodation for guests.
Lake Wanaka celebrates four distinct seasons, with a variety of activities, attractions and unique wilderness areas. Centrally located in the Southern Lakes district travellers are well placed to access the Mount Aspiring, Fiordland, Mount Cook and Westland National Parks and the vast rural landscape that lies between. Whare Kea Lodge provides a relaxing base to absorb the ambience of this lake-side resort, and explore the surrounding region.
Whare Kea means 'house of the kea' in Maori. It is pronounced 'far-eh-kee-ah'. The Kea, the world's only alpine parrot, lives high above the snowline in the surrounding mountains.
Type of rooms: Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet2 Master Suites
4 Deluxe Rooms
Additional information: Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet
Bookings for the Chalet can only be made as part of a reservation booked at Whare Kea Lodge. The Chalet at Mt Aspiring has two bedrooms each with double bed. An additional two guests can be accommodated in a comfortable and spacious loft. The guests and staff share all facilities including bathroom.
The Chalet is located in the heart of the Southern Alps , therefore no guarantee can be given that the weather will be suitable for flying and/or gaining access to the Chalet. When it is not possible to stay in the Chalet, there will be refunds. However the guide charge will still apply, and he will be available for alternative activities.
The restaurant provides meals for guests only. SKY TV is available in the games room.
Transfers to and from Queenstown Airport by helicopter are available upon application.
Number of rooms: 6
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1996/2005.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: English.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club.
GPS Coordinates: 44° 40' 35.32'' S 169° 5' 9.38'' E
Nearest airport: Queenstown Airport - 1 hour drive