On the shores of the glacial Lake Wanaka, this luxury lodge seemingly floats on the water. Whether guests are looking to go on an adrenaline binge or just relax, the lodge is the perfect starting base for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, horse trekking, etc. Or maybe just laze the day away with a good book overlooking the lake, sipping champagne, or visiting the local vineyards. The owners expanded the lodge by adding the Whare Kea Chalet at an elevation of 5,741 ft. This modern chalet offers the amenities of a first-class hotel, an unusual feature at this elevation. The chalet can only be reached by helicopter, ensuring the upmost privacy.