Mt Isthmus is a private-use luxury villa located on a spectacular peninsula between Lake Wanaka and Lake Hāwea on New Zealand’s South Island; the perfect getaway for groups or families


Mt Isthmus is a private-use premium villa located on a spectacular strip of land between Lake Wanaka and Lake Hāwea in New Zealand’s South Island. Four luxurious king suites, each with ensuite, feature premium furnishings and panoramic views over the landscape. The building itself was inspired by the surrounding mountains, visible in both the shape and orientation of the structure. With numerous spaces including a media room, large lounge with in-floor gas fire pyramid, and the outdoor spa pool, guests have plenty of opportunity to come together or seek solitude in this modern luxury villa. A private chef is on hand to prepare breakfast and dinner daily for your group, and guided experiences can be arranged. Mt Isthmus presents the perfect getaway for families, friends, or small corporate groups to connect in a very special and unique environment.

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What's Included
  • Personal chef prepared breakfast daily
  • Personal chef prepared 3 course dinner daily
  • Welcome bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne
  • Villa Concierge Services
  • Daily Housekeeping
3Location & Access
Location & Access

Located just 30 minutes from Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island. Access from Wanaka airport (30 minutes’ drive) or Queenstown airport (1.5 hour drive). Ground or heli transfers can be arranged for your group.

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What You Need to Know
Suitable For

Families, Private and Corporate groups

Best Nearby Park

Mt Aspiring National Park & Cardrona Ski Resort (in winter)

Best Food & Wine Experience

In-villa dinner prepared by a personal chef

Best Place for Relaxation

Soaking in the spa pool



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Family discovery while travelling New Zealand

On a recent family trip to New Zealand, Walk into Luxury’s founder and Managing Director Nikki King was pleasantly surprised to discover an ancestor with deep connections to the beginning of tourism in Wanaka on the South Island.