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Riverrun Lodge

Riverrun is a small luxury lodge offering stylish and private accommodation with a magnificent mountain outlook bordering the Clutha River and not far from the magnificent lakes Wanaka and Hawea.

Riverrun has experienced local guides to take you river fishing or on chartered boat lake fishing trips. And Riverrun's chef will smoke your catch on your return.


Meg Taylor


86 Halliday Road

Wanaka 9382

Contact details

Phone: +64 3 443 9049
Fax: +64 3 443 8454

Email: adventure@riverrun.co.nz

Web: www.riverrun.co.nz

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Local fishing waters

Clutha River

Hawea River

Matukituki River
Hunter and Dingle Rivers
Makarora River

Lake Wanaka

Lake Hawea


Riverrun Lodge is marked on the upper Clutha River map. It is a 5-6 minutes drive from Wanaka township.


Riverrun Lodge is set on an escarpment on a 500 acre riverside property which borders New Zealand’s largest river, the Clutha. It is the edge of one of New Zealand’s largest wilderness regions, Mt Aspiring National Park, with walks and running trails, and spectacular and uninterrupted mountain views of the the Southern Alps.



Designed by a leading local architect using recycled local materials and handcrafted furniture, the living areas and accommodation have a sense of warmth, intimacy and permanancy as well as excellent facilities.

The Lodge

The lodge provides:

  • Two guest lounges with roaring log fires and generous seating
  • Dining and breakfast room
  • Wide verandahs with views of the Southern Alps
  • Guest tea/coffee making room with guest fridge
  • Complimentary coffee/tea, sparkling water and local fruit juice
  • Complimentary evening appetisers
  • Book/CD/video library
  • Guest laptop, complimentary highspeed internet
  • Wireless internet throughout the lodge
  • Outdoor 8 person cedar hot tub with mountain views
  • Guest mountain bikes, drying/equipment storage
  • Laundry service

The Rooms

Guest accommodation at Riverrun lodge is uncluttered, spacious, comfortable and relaxing, with carefully chosen touches of luxury. Riverrun's accommodation offers the following:

  • Clutha rooms are larger with either super-king bed or twin single beds
  • Cardrona rooms have a queen size bed and open directly onto a verandah
  • All rooms are luxuriously equipped with fine linen, wool duvets, feather throws, fluffy towels and robes
  • Wireless internet, satellite TV or TV/DVD, phone and clock/radio
  • Every room has an unobstructed view of New Zealand's Southern Alps
  • All rooms have sumptuous bathrooms with heated towel rails, toiletries and hairdryer
  • Magazines, books, chocolates, fresh fruit, nuts and complimentary refreshments ensure guests feel both indulged and at home

Food and Wine

A sumptuous breakfast is provided for all guests at Riverrun, which includes:

  • Wanaka roasted coffee, tea and herbal teas, a buffet of local preserves, fresh orchard fruits and fruit juices, home-made muesli and other cereals, hand crafted breads
  • A selection from the lengthy breakfast menu that ranges from decadent to fresh and piquant
  • Relaxed hours, guests may breakfast anywhere between 7.30am and 10.30am
  • Evening appetisers are served nightly at 7pm and offer a chance to exchange experiences with other guests and enjoy wines from the lodge list of Central Otago pinot noir, pinot gris, riesling and sauvignon blanc
  • Dinner at the lodge features the best of local ingredients, local meats, vegetables and herbs from the property and wonderful cherries, plums, apricots and peaches (in season) from local orchards
  • The lodge provides professional service in a relaxed atmosphere. Dinner reservations must be made in advance
Tariff and Booking

Please email us to make an enquiry, or check availability on our online reservation form.
Tariff includes accommodation, delicious breakfasts, evening appetisers and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, as well as 15% sales tax.

  • Cardrona rooms NZ$380-$400 per night
  • Clutha rooms NZ$480-$500 per night
  • Please enquire for fly fishing and accommodation packages
  • Dinner: NZ$90 per person (must be booked in advance)
  • A number of other activity packages are also available (for details, please see the Riverrun website)
  • Reservations can be made with AMEX, VISA or MC credit cards
  • Reservations are not given final confirmation without credit card details
  • These details will only be used in the event of a cancellation fee, details of our policy are listed on our website
Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel, advise Riverrun Lodge as soon as possible as cancellations can significantly affect Riverrun because of it is a small lodge. When you make a reservation, you agree to the following cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance attract a charge of 30% of total booking,
  • Cancellations made less than 5 days in advance attract a 100% fee
Guided fishing options

Guided flyfishing

  • For fly fishers, Riverrun coordinates full day guided trips with access on foot, by 4WD, boat or helicopter
  • We use experienced and professional guides, who should be booked as far ahead as possible
  • Equipment will be provided
  • One day introduction to fly fishing and three and five day intensive improvement programmes
  • The rivers accessed range from forested alpine rivers to small streams and remote valleys in the dry country further east
  • On the Clutha river, which is a high volume river, a good option is fly fishing from a raft that will give you easy access to the most fishable sections
  • Moderate fitness is advisable
Guided fly fishing:
indicative prices 2011-2012

Guided flyfishing

  • NZ$600- NZ$750 for a full day of guided fishing for one or two anglers

Lake fishing

  • NZ$100 per hour boat charter
  • Two hours minimum
Wanaka Activities

Your hostess has lived in the region for 15 years and is happy to advise and arrange for activities during your stay here. Wanaka is renowned as an outdoor enthusiasts paradise with stunning scenery and many outdoor sports and activities on offer. Both guided and unguided options are available for the following;

  • Fly fishing, lake fishing and drift fishing
  • Intensive fly fishing improvement programs
  • Hiking, day walks and lakeside strolls
  • Extensive range of river and lakeside mountain bike trails
  • Wild life and eco tours, island and lake excursions
  • River rafting or jetboating
  • Horse-trekking
  • Scenic flights and helicopter tours
  • Wine tours or guided history and goldmining tours
  • Rock climbing, canyoning, paragliding
  • Skiing, heliskiing and boarding
  • Golf

Approaching Wanaka from Dunedin, the Lindis Pass/Mt Cook/Tekapo or from Queenstown via the Kawarau gorge:

  • After you pass the airport, drive 2-3 minutes further then turn right down Halliday Road. (The turn-off to the West Coast/Haast is a little further on.)
  • Drive to the very end of Halliday Road, turn in through the large stone gates, past the farm buildings and on up to the lodge set on the hillside.

Approaching from the West Coast:

  • As you approach Wanaka you come to a T intersection. Turn left onto SH6 (towards Cromwell and Queenstown).
  • Continue for 1-2 minutes and turn left again down Halliday Road.
  • Drive to the very end, turn in through the large stone gates, past the farm buildings and on up to the lodge set on the hillside.

Approaching from Wanaka (or Queenstown via the Crown Range Rd, SH 89, unsealed):

  • Take State Highway 6 out of town and continue past the turnoff to the West Coast and Haast (do not take this road).
  • 1-2 minutes after this junction you will find Halliday Rd on your left.
  • Drive to the very end, turn in through the large stone gates, past the farm buildings and on up to the lodge set on the hillside.






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