Cosy barn with spectacular mountain views

Chalet | Wanaka | #26056

9.8/10 (45 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Uninterrupted views of the Wilkin valley, Mt Aspiring National Park
  • Short walk to river and close to boat ramp at the head of Lake Wanaka
  • Restful wilderness escape.

The Wild Earth Barn is a cosy chalet in a magnificent mountain setting, with uninterrupted views of the Wilkin Valley, Mt Aeolus glacier and the Mt Aspiring National Park. It's a particularly restful place to stay. The Barn is a self contained dwelling as part of our lodge. Wild Earth Lodge is a rammed earth home where we live and offer guests a unique wilderness experience. The property sits between two high country sheep stations in the Wilkin Valley, Makarora.

Makarora is a small township with a cafe, authentic local pub and DOC centre.

The Barn has easy access to the rivers and is 5 minutes from the boat ramp at the head of Lake Wanaka. The drive to Haast takes 1 hour and we are 40 minutes from Wanaka township.

The fishing is great here and the rivers are open for reel or fly fishing between November and April. A heli guided fishing trip is an incredible day!

The Mt Aspiring National Park has many beautiful walks and great hut facilities. Day walks to 4 day overnight tramps are all on our doorstep.

In winter Cardrona and Treble Cone Ski fields are 70 minute drive from our gate to the car parks.

We are happy to help you plan any activities or adventures such as jet boating, heli sightseeing, guided fishing or hunting, even a ride in a classic Shelby Cobra!

There are two other rooms available in the lodge (1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed) each with a bathroom if you require more room.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Pets allowed with prior approval.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Trampoline
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk room

    2 x Bunk bed
    1 x Double bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High season tariff
08-Dec-16 to 30-Apr-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;
Low season tariff
01-May-17 to 30-Sep-17
$120+/night $120+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;
High season tariff
01-Oct-17 to 08-Mar-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (45)

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  • Excellent place to stay, hosts are awesome

    Excellent place to stay, hosts are awesome . The view from the cabin is brilliant with snow capped mountains, lake, and grass plains on your doorstep.

    JonF7783 100%|5x Nov 2016

  • Great location and comfortable property

    Great location and comfortable property

    ClaRo15 100%|16x Nov 2016

  • Awesome location

    Awesome location. Bach was warm and comfortable. We are definitely planning an other stay here!

    MichaelBe22 100%|6x Oct 2016

  • Awesome location!

    Awesome location!

    jackjack 0%|1x Sep 2016

  • 10/10 on location, hospitality, value for money, everything! Their property is stunning,...

    10/10 on location, hospitality, value for money, everything! Their property is stunning, the photos of the accommodation don't do it justice. They had all the essentials for us as well as freshly baked cookies from Janine. Highly recommend and would love to come back! Thank you

    DanielaDobrota 100%|2x Sep 2016

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