Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka

Oakridge Resort heated outdoor pool Lake Wanaka

Hotel Rating : 4 Star
Location Rating : 7/10
Location : Wanaka

Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka Overview

Oakridge Resort is a 4-star resort with amazing heated rock pools, as well as a day spa. The 9 pools are warm enough to use all year round. This is a great spot for families, as they have plenty of 2 bedroom apartments with kitchens and laundry facilities. There’s a restaurant on site, and a cafe over the road.

There’s plenty of choice of rooms from large well equipped 2 bedroom apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, studios as well as hotel style rooms. Standard king rooms start at a cosy 22 sqm, a studio is 47 sqm, a 1 bedroom 65 sqm and a two bedroom 90 sqm. The apartments are large enough for a family to stay a week without feeling to cramped.


Jacobs Grill is the onsite restaurant. This isn’t most guest favorite part of their stay but if you’re hungry it’s great to know it’s there. Wanaka has plenty of great restaurants to so you won’t go hungry.


Sanctuary day spa is independent from the hotel but located on the hotel grounds. They offer a wide range of spa treatments. The hotel also has a gym/fitness centre that must be one of the best hotel gyms in NZ. The highlight of Oakridge is the pool facilities. They have a lap pool which is not heated plus 9 heated rock pools of various sizes and temperatures.


It’s at the low end of 4-star so don’t expect it to be flash and you won’t be disappointed. But the pools are 5-star. They really are awesome, a real treat in winter.

There’s no air conditioning, and Wanaka can get pretty hot in summer so be aware if that’s a concern for you.

Address : 20 Studholme Road, Wanaka 9382

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