Getting Here

The Dacha is located on a lakeside property 5 minutes drive (4 kms) from Wanaka township, just close enough to sample restaurants, shops and galleries, but far enough from town for peace and tranquillity in a beautiful setting.

Directions from Queenstown

From Queenstown Airport by road you have the choice of travelling to Wanaka via two different routes. The first is over the Crown Range, a stunning Alpine Pass, which is the highest main road in New Zealand reaching an altitude of 1,121 metres. The second is to follow the Kawarau River through to Cromwell and then follow the Clutha River through to Wanaka. Both routes are beautiful and offer iconic Central Otago scenery.  The trip is approximately one hour.

Click here for directions: Google Maps

Airports

Queenstown Airport is serviced daily from all major New Zealand airports and over 40 services a week fly in from Australia directly into this international airport.  There are up to 8 flights a day from Auckland International & Domestic airport. 

There are three international airports in close proximity to Wanaka serviced by a number of international airlines: 

  • Queenstown Airport – 1 hour drive
    • Domestic flights by Air New Zealand and Jetstar
    • International flights by Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Qantas 
  • Dunedin Airport – 3 hour drive
    • Domestic flights by Air New Zealand and Jetstar
    • International flights from Australia by Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia
  • Christchurch Airport – 5 hour drive
    • Domestic flights by Air New Zealand and Jetstar
    • International flights by Air New Zealand, Emirates, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines and Fiji Airways
    • Travelling by road from Christchurch to Wanaka is a classic New Zealand road trip – keeping the Southern Alps in your sights amidst idyllic rural scenes and surreal blue lakes and rivers.

Airport Transfers

We are more than happy to arrange airport transfers by car on your behalf.

Or you may wish to start your holiday with a stunning journey from Queenstown to Wanaka via helicopter enjoying some of the most picturesque and spectacular alpine and lake scenery in New Zealand.

These transfers will be priced on application.