Wanaka, South Island

Archway Motels Wanaka 1

Archway Motels, Chalets and Apartments

Welcome to Archway Motels, Chalets and Apartments in Wanaka

Enjoy the perfect combination of peaceful, secluded grounds and garden, with a central location!   Our sunny, parklike setting is ideal for families as there's plenty of outside space to relax or play in, including a playground.
There's also room for toys so if you're bringing the boat and trailer, make Archway your base!
We offer plenty of choice of accommodation to suit your tribe, from studios with kitchen to chalets or one, two or three bedroom family apartments.
All have a lovely garden setting, outdoor covered seating areas and easy parking.
Other reasons to choose Archway for your Wanaka family holiday?   How about our FREE UNLIMITED WIFI, large screen smart TVs, Netflix (in majority of rooms), our ecofriendly environment, fully equipped kitchens, great mountain and garden views, and did we mention our awesome, super-friendly staff?!


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Twin Studio ~ sleeps up to 3 with Queen and single bed
Renovated  ground floor studio. Features include an ensuite bathroom with shower, kitchenette, heated towel rail, hairdryer and WiFi. This studio overlooks the garden, trees and reserve.

Superior Chalet Studio ~ sleeps up to 3 with King and single bed
This extra-large studio is set back from the main complex, and has a log-cabin feel.  Features include comfortable lounge chairs, a spacious kitchen with oven and microwave, breakfast bar, WiFi and utensils. There is a BBQ right outside the door.

Superior Access Studio ~ sleeps up to 4 with King and 2 single beds
Purpose built accessible version of our Superior chalet studios, set back from main complex with the same rustic wood feel & bed configuration as our other chalets. Features include a full kitchen with cooktop, fridge and microwave, a private bathroom with access features, wide doorways and an easy-access ramp into the unit.

Two bedroom Family Apartment ~ sleeps up to 5 with Queen and 3 single beds
Large, spacious ground floor two bedroom unit. Features include a full kitchen with oven, cooktop and microwave, dual heating, a Smart TV with SKY and Netflix, private bathroom and lounge furniture. The unit looks out to the gardens and mountains.

Three bedroom Family Apartment  ~ sleeps up to 6 with King and 4 single beds
Extra spacious two bedroom family unit. Features include a large kitchen area with stovetop, microwave and fridge, a Smart TV with SKY and Netflix, dual heating, a private bathroom, free Wi-Fi and lounge furniture.

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All units have amenities and services including ground floor, smoke-free units, car park at your door, outdoor covered seating areas, free WiFi, large screen smart TVs, 4Sky, all triple bedding and linens, iron/board, hairdryer, dual heating, clothes drying rack, radio/alarm and cooking facilities. We also pride ourselves on supporting a smoke-free and ecofriendly environment.

Other Guest Facilities

  • Ski storage/drying/tuning/waxing room (including heated lockers, ski tuning, waxing tools and materials available)
  • Large grounds that include playground, trampoline, swings, BBQs with gazebo, picnic tables and umbrellas
  • Guest laundry/clothes horse/fridge/freezer/car washing facilities
  • Porta cot/linen available (fee may apply)
  • Boat/trailer/van parking (large parking area)
  • Cooking utensils
  • DVD Players (free DVD library)
  • Recycling areas and bins
  • Photocopier
  • Information service for future accommodation and free activity booking service
  • Bike lock-up storage, close to specialist bike tracks/safe cycleways (maps available)
  • Continental/cooked breakfasts, newspaper by request (charges apply)
  • Cedar Hot Tubs (hilltop and panoramic views) (a fee applies and pre-bookings are recommended) 5 day stay + -one free session included
  • Free Netflix Majority of Rooms - (listed in accommodation)


Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Bay of Islands
  • Whangarei
  • Tauranga
  • Central Plateau
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Kapati
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Invercargill
  • Stewart Island
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.