Welcome to the Ranch
Spectacular and Stunning…
– a 7 ha haven in Wanaka, Central Otago, the Adventure Playground of New Zealand,
with everything on the property for you to have fun and relax with a group of family or friends……..

– The Ranch Wanaka –

Spectacular and stunning- a 7 ha haven in Wanaka, Central Otago.
There is everything on the property for you to kick back and relax, wander the gently rolling slopes and take in the spectacular views, or have fun with any number of pastimes… golf, tennis, swimming, petanque or an impromptu game of cricket or baseball….all without leaving the gate!!

Vintage Charm -

Rustic 20th century charm

You will find the Ranch a comfortable, relaxed place, where you can wander barefoot, put your feet up and kick back. You can read a book by the pool, go for a bike ride or get active and have a game of golf (join the Ranch Royale Golf Club!), tennis, petanque or a swim….. In winter there is a logburner to keep warm, a sauna, large ski drying room, singsong round the grand piano….. whatever takes your fancy.

Perfect for 4 or 14 -

But with privacy for all

The Ranch has 5 large double bedrooms, each with a spacious ensuite, some with spa baths. Four of the bedrooms have queen beds and one has twin singles. All bedrooms ( except the master bedroom upstairs) open out on to the swimming pool deck area.  The master bedroom opens out onto it’s own deck overlooking everything! In addition, there is a games room downstairs with pool table and 4 beds, also with it’s own bathroom and the sauna. (Sleeps 14 max in total)

- Modern Amenities -

Stay Connected. If you must

We are hoping that you can unplug while you are at the Ranch, but if you must stay tuned, we have free unlimited WIFI,  as well as 3 new large screen TVs, complete with full Sky for news and sports, and 2 decoders.

- Wait, there's more!! -

The whole of Wanaka and Central Otago

Even if you tire of everything at the Ranch, ( and we can’t believe you will!!) there is all of Wanaka and Central to explore…. Puzzling World right next door, 4 min drive to town ( 10 min walk) fantastic restaurants, every adventure sport you can think of, vineyards, the famous Cardrona skifield and pub…. the list never ends……

- We get the little details right -

Some more good stuff

We have some other nice little details that we thought of, for our guests’ comfort and safety….good quality linen and towels, 3 hairdryers in the 5 bedrooms, amenities in the bathrooms (soaps shampoo etc) important things for your safety like smoke detectors,  first aid kit, lots of extra sports equipment (bikes, cricket, baseball etc)  and a gift basket on arrival of local goodies… Enjoy!!!

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– Celebrating your wedding in Wanaka?? –

Whether it is large and spectacular or small and intimate, the Ranch can help.

If you are having a large wedding in Wanaka, the Ranch is perfect for a group of guests to stay together for the celebration. With 5 double bedrooms, 6 and a half bathrooms, and oodles of space, it is perfect for the bride and her assistants and family to prepare for the big moment. Or the groom, best man and all the lads might prefer to stay at the Ranch and have a round of golf to calm the nerves before heading off to the ceremony. Or it’s just perfect for a group of friends who have made the journey to Wanaka to help you celebrate your special day.

If your wedding is going to be small and intimate, Why not have it at the Ranch? We have acres of space to set up a marquee, plenty of room for the caterers, spectacular views for the photos and you can have it all without leaving the property. Don’t forget the traditional next day gathering… we can do that as well!!!

If you are planning a wedding in Wanaka please contact us to see how we can help make your event memorable.

– Got a Group?? –

If you are planning to spend some time away… why not come to Wanaka with your group  of golfing buddies? Play at home on the 9 hole Ranch Royale course and become a member of the Ranch Royale Golf Club, before taking on any number of championship courses within an easy drive…. Wanaka, Millbrook, Arrowtown, Jacks Point to name just a few.

Or get a group of your ledgendary tennis friends together and run a fun tournament at the Ranch… all without leaving the property….

As a ski lodge, the Ranch rocks!!! Just 20 mins or so to Cardrona and Treble Cone. A huge ski drying room to get all your gear ready for the next day, a sauna to rest the weary bones and a logburner to sit around while sipping mulled wine and looking at the magnificent view.

Bring a team down for a week’s intensive training… tennis, golf, skiing, petanque… you name it!!! While you are here, enjoy all the other delights Wanaka and Central Otago have to offer.

Gallery – photos and more photos!!

A wonderful stay for a competitive price. You’ll find The Ranch good value

High Season


1 Dec to 31 Mar and 1 Sept to 30 Sept (plus Public Holidays: Easter, Queen’s Birthday Weekend, Labour Weekend)

$595 per night for 2-4 guests, each additional guest $60 per night.


High Season (Winter)


1 July to 31 Aug (Small increase in price to cover additional power during winter –  to keep you warm and tostie!)  

$645 per night for 2-4 guests, each additional guest $60 per night.


Shoulder Season

(All other times)

$495 per night for 2-4 guests, each additional guest $60 per night.

Reduced rates…. WOW!!:
10% discount for 7 days or more.
If you are staying in Wanaka for a longer period, feel free to contact us about long term rates.

All good quality linen, towels etc included for your stay. For longer stays (over 5 days) we can arrange extra cleaning, linen changes for a small fee.

Cleaning fee:
$150 on all bookings.

Woof! Meow!
Your well behaved cat or dog is welcome at the Ranch – no extra charge!

Contact us – we’d love to hear from you!