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4.7 out of 5

"Hotel is an easy walk to town centre. Beautiful view. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 27 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

The Moorings places you steps from Lake Wanaka and within a short 5-minute stroll of Gallery Thirty Three. Highlights at this ski motel include in-room free WiFi and balconies.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 24 rooms, and you can enjoy DVD players, coffee/tea makers and fans. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges, microwaves and hobs. Additionally, hairdryers, phones and irons/ironing boards are available.

This motel offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecues and free newspapers in the lobby. Plus you'll find laundry facilities and luggage storage. Continental breakfast is available daily between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this Wanaka motel, you'll be 17.4 km (10.8 mi) from Lake Hawea.


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$158* Per night/room 20 Oct. - 21 Oct.

Three Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Studio Twin

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Two Bedroom / Two Bathroom Apartment

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

One Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Lakeview Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Moorings ratings based on 66 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Moorings

Everyone (25) Couples (35) Family (5)
5 out of 5
Location and view, very warm, clean and comfortable and able to relax looking at the lake.

Posted by on 8 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Sep. 2019 by Rob

Thankyou for your comments. Happy to hear of your experience. Safe travels.

5 out of 5
I loved everything about my stay! The area is nice and close walking distance to everything, lovely spacious room with a very comfortable bed

Posted by on 14 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
Lake views were stunning. Short walking distance to town. Rooms were quiet! Pillows and Bed were very comfy!

Posted by , from Christchurch on 14 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Fantastic views from our balcony, we had a studio room no. 10. Rooms lovely and warm. Great shower, and clean bathroom. Wished we had stayed longer. Heaps of meal options within walking distance.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 14 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very close walk to lake and shops . Nice deck and fabulous views of lake and mountain. Staff all very friendly. Would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.

Posted by on 6 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
close proximity to restaurnats and bars - very friendly at reception

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
Not a big room, but adequate for a family of three. Handily located and a great view of the lake from the balcony.

Posted by on 26 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Jan. 2019

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Property Features

As a guest of The Moorings, you'll find a BBQ, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Wanaka motel.

  • 24 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) (63.6 km / 39.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Moorings offers 24 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Wanaka motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and fans. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 15.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 13.00 for adults and NZD 13 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Moorings Motel
  • Moorings Motel Wanaka
  • Moorings Wanaka
  • Moorings Hotel Wanaka
  • The Moorings Hotel Wanaka
  • Moorings Hotel Wanaka
  • The Moorings Motel
  • The Moorings Wanaka
  • The Moorings Motel Wanaka

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.