We welcome you to
Criffel Bluffs Cottage, Wanaka. Hosted Accommodation &
Art experience

Forget the world around you – ‘escape’ and be surrounded by some of the most picturesque scenery in the world. 

The Criffel Range is your backdrop, displaying amazing geographical features and providing elevated views to Lake Wanaka and the mountains beyond.

Forget the world around you – ‘escape’ and be surrounded by some of the most picturesque scenery in the world. 

The Criffel Range is your backdrop, displaying amazing geographical features and providing elevated views to Lake Wanaka and the mountains beyond.

Relax in your own private cottage and breathe in the million dollar view.

Lounge on the patio in your deck chair and connect with nature. Listen to the birds in your own private garden or stroll the extensive established grounds complete with an on-site professional artist’s studio.

Awaken your senses at this peaceful escape.

Enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains, lake and terrain. Tap into an array of summer and winter activities. There is something for everyone. Adrenaline junkie or wine lover, you will be spoilt for choice

SO! Pack your bags and get ready for a stress free and wonderful stay.

We welcome you and invite you to share Wanaka with us.

Let your creative juices flow with an optional Art BnB experience.

Enjoy a fun & unique experience – SIP & Create or simply view  the studio.

Lesley is a working professional artist, having taught art at Mt Aspiring College in Wanaka.

Choose from either:

Sip & Create

Bring yourself and get ready to paint, relax and enjoy, sipping on local wine.

  • all materials are provided
  • step-by-step instructions
  • Paint one of the feature pieces or Lesley can customise for you

Sip & View

Bring yourself and get ready to view Lesley’s artworks, relax and enjoy, sipping on local wine.

Your personalised, individual programme & costs for both experiences can be discussed on-site.

Location

Criffel Bluffs Cottage, situated a ten minute drive from Wanaka township, is your base to enjoy a wide variety of activities both in and around Wanaka and further afield.

Wanaka is uniquely positioned as the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park and the Southern Alps. Lake Hawea is only 20 minutes away and enroute to the West Coast glaciers.
Cardrona is located to the south and offers an alpine route to the ski fields, Queenstown and Milford Sound.

We are only minutes away from the vibrant fields of the Lavender Farm, archery, mini golf, and more at Crossfire. For scenic flights, skydiving and the National Transport and Toy museum visit Wanaka Airport, situated at the end of Mt Barker Road.

Come and explore our world.

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Whether you are:

  • a photographer
  • a nature lover
  • wanting a base to explore from
  • on your honeymoon
  • wishing to view and acquire original art
  • wanting a romantic location for a private wedding
  • celebrating an anniversary
 
 

Or just seeking peace, privacy and relaxed luxury…

Come and explore our world - you won't want to leave!

“Wherever you go, go with your heart”.

Confucius