The Lodge

Makarora River Ranch includes self-contained lodge-style accommodation equipped for a relaxing self-catering holiday with cooking facilities, a BBQ on reques, ample car parking and landscaped for privacy. Makarora has two cafes which between them provide breakfast, lunch and evening meals. They also have bar and fuel facilities available. Both are within only a few minutes drive from the ranch.

The closest supermarket is located in Wanaka, so we do recommend you stock up on whatever you may need for your stay before coming to Makarora.

Our accommodation can be booked separately or book all three to enjoy exclusive use of Makarora River Ranch. Please contact us for group rates and availability.

The lodge, originally built as accommodation for travelling sheep shearing crews in the early 1900s, is now fully modernised and offers luxurious accommodation for travellers. This spacious lodge is ideal for families and groups. Relax in comfortable and homely surroundings after a day's fishing or hunting or simply relax and soak up the view.

Contact Us

Craig & Eileen Ferris

+64 22 315 1439


5766 State Highway 6, Makarora 9382, New Zealand

Postal Address
Private Bag 9009, Wanaka 9343


  • Two double bedrooms with en suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 1 contains 2 queen beds and ensuite with shower
  • Bedroom 2 contains 2 queen beds and ensuite with bath and shower
  • Fireplaces in main room and bedroom 1 with energy efficient electric heating in each bedroom also.
  • Open plan kitchen and dining room
  • Full-length veranda with outdoor furniture, ideal for dining, relaxing or enjoying the sunset
  • Laundry area
  • Barbecue on request
  • TV
  • Internet