Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet
Surrounded by the splendor of the Southern Alps, and off the glistening shore of Lake Wanaka in New Zealand, find the picturesque Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet. Whether an adventurer or a foodie, a heli-skier or a wine buff, you will experience your personal paradise staying at this intimate yet luxurious Relais & Châteaux lodge. Expect a friendly staff ready to anticipate your every need and there to inspire your next adventure, a beautiful spa to unwind in after enjoying your favorite outdoors activity or visit to a local winery, and a restaurant featuring uniquely local fare created by award winning chef James Stapley, made often with ingredients grown in his organic garden located on site.
Additionally, this property boasts a one-of-a-kind 2 bedroom mountaintop chalet, reachable by a short 20-minute helicopter ride, offering incredible panoramic views and access to some of the area’s best hiking and tramping. The Chalet received the 2004 Environmental Award from the prestigious Relais & Châteaux group evidencing the property’s commitment to protect this special place and the wildlife that calls it home, namely the endangered Kea, a bird unique to the area and the only alpine parrot in the world!