The Lodge

Set on a ten-acre estate just outside Lake Wanaka, Lime Tree Lodge offers luxury boutique accommodation in a relaxed, country setting, with stunning 360 degree, uninterrupted mountain views.

An avenue of 'tilea cordata' lime trees lend the Lodge its unique name and character. The rustic Central Otago exterior, featuring local schist stone, opens up into a modern and stylish interior, with no expense spared on making the surroundings comfortable for guests.

The Lodge offers four well-appointed en-suite guestrooms and two private suites, each with their own French doors that open out to an expansive gardens. An on-site helipad provides direct access to the region's spectacular ski fields, glaciers and sounds, while a petanque court, croquet lawn, swimming pool and spa pool provide plenty of opportunity for on-site relaxation.

A wide range of attractions and adventure sports are all within easy reach of Wanaka. Take a scenic cruise on the Lake, sample locally made wines, or fish at one of the easily accessible lakeside spots. Alternatively, venture into the hills and mountains surrounding Wanaka. Mountain biking, hiking and climbing are all available in this area. Wanaka is also one of New Zealand's top ski destinations, with three ski and snowboarding areas nearby, Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Farm.

Lime Tree Lodge is renowned for its attentive service with local hosts, providing special touches to make your stay in this great region of New Zealand relaxed and memorable.

Enjoy their hospitality in front of the roaring fire on a winter's day or soak up the warm Central Otago sun by the pool in summer months.

Renowned for its attentive service and the engaging personality of its hosts, Lime Tree Lodge is the perfect place to base yourself for a culinary journey down south. From gourmet breakfasts and complimentary aperitifs to dinners featuring the best of Central Otago produce, we have everything covered for you. Our love of good food and wine is evident as you are treated to delicious home baking, pickles and preserves, served with carefully selected regional delicacies.

Whether you decide to revive in the luxury of the lodge, take a tour of the nearby world-famous wineries Rippon, Maude, Archangel or enjoy the region’s wealth of outdoor activities, you will find it hard to leave Lime Tree Lodge.

Lodge Gardens

Lime Tree Lodge takes its name from the many 'tilea cordata' lime trees which line the estate’s entrance. Over 50 roses surround the Lodge verandas, complementing the mixture of native grasses, camellias, rhododendrons, hostas, peonies and various perennials which are planted throughout the 10-acre property.

Six acres of lawn is dominated by Douglas firs, oaks, copper beech and assorted conifers.

Three acres of paddocks graze a flock of sheep, while a small orchard and vegetable and herb gardens supply fresh produce for the Lodge.


Complimentary evening canapés and aperitifs, freshly ground plunger or espresso coffee and the finest Harney & Sons Fine Teas, delicious home-baking, fresh fruit & chocolates and sparkling mineral water are available for guests to enjoy throughout their stay.

Dining in

If the lure of complimentary aperitifs proves too tempting, guests can 'order in' from a wide selection of delicious menus and have their meal delivered to the front door!

For something more memorable, a three-course dinner, featuring a seasonal menu and fine Central Otago wines, is available at the Lodge. Dinner is not included in the overnight tariff and is available by prior arrangement only. The cost is NZ$100.00 per person.

Restaurant & activity bookings

A full reservations service is provided for local restaurants and activities, including heli-sightseeing, heli-skiing and guided heli-hunting tours (for deer, chamois and tahr) from the lodge’s on-site helipad, scenic flights to Mt Aspiring and Milford Sound, guided fly-fishing for trout or salmon, hiking, 4WD excursions, jet boating the Matukituki, Clutha or Wilkin rivers, lake cruises or wine tasting at local vineyards.

Child-minding can be arranged (with prior notice).

Wireless internet access is available throughout the lodge for guests with their own laptop or mobile device.

A full laundry service is also available on request.