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Waiorau Homestead

2127B Cardrona Valley Road Rd1, Wanaka 9382 New Zealand
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Waiorau Luxury Homestead offers the ultimate in luxury Cardona Valley, Wanaka Accommodation – comfort, style and hospitality. Waiorau Homestead is within two minutes drive to the access roads of Cardrona, Snow Farm & Snow Park - from bed to first run - 20 minutes! With a large number of nearby attractions and activities, Waiorau Homestead is the perfect haven for unwinding at the end of the day. Nestled at the heart of Central Otago and ideally situated between Queenstown and Wanaka, there are a numerous outdoor activites, wineries and walks to be enjoyed.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Wifi
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Skiing
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
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Tom B wrote a review Mar 2023
Minneapolis, MN64 contributions12 helpful votes
My wife and I and another couple spent three weeks on the South Island and spent three nights here - we loved it! It is located south of Wanaka with beautiful views of the Cardrona valley. One day we hiked on the Meg Hut Pack Track which provided beautiful views of the valley and surrounding hills. We ventured into Wanaka one day and took a guided boat trip to Ruby Island. One evening we had dinner at the local Cardrona Restaurant. Ann and Blythe are great hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed a meal prepared by Blythe - it set the standard for all meals on our trip. We also enjoyed our chats with them about New Zealand and current events. We highly recommend Waiorau Homestead and hope to return some day.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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SomersetTrucker2 wrote a review Jan 2023
Murcia, Spain119 contributions29 helpful votes
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Although the homestead is a bit remote it is worth staying here for the tranquility and beautiful views The host goes the extra mile to ensure you stay is comfortable and pleasant There are so many little extras here that makes it just that Great room and comfortable bed Perfect breakfast and a terrace to relax on in the evenings Wouldn’t hesitate to stay again, should we travel this way again
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sarahl wrote a review Nov 2022
Clayton, North Carolina9 contributions2 helpful votes
The property is beautiful, and the home is well appointed. The host is a chef, and breakfast was extensive. Our bathroom, although across the hall, was private, spacious, stocked with plenty of towels, and included both a large shower plus a Jacuzzi bathtub. Additionally, outside was a hot tub for the guests to use, and in the appropriate weather, the pool would be available. The proprietor thought of so many details to make stay more comfortable such as water and chocolate in our rooms, and in the common area coffee and tea and cookies available 24/7 in addition to a nice bottle of red wine for the guests to partake. It was by far the nicest place we stayed touring the South Island of New Zealand and the nicest bed and breakfast I have been in any of my travels.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Hal E wrote a review May 2022
Greater Sydney, Australia39 contributions
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An attractive home set on lovely acreage which manages to incorporate a forest entry, a stream, an orchard, extensive lawns and magnificent deciduous trees. We were blessed with blue sky and striking autumn leaves for a picture-postcard scene during our brief stay. Our room (Kahurangi Room) was very nice with mountain view and seperate access available via a sunny patio. The lounge-room with it’s glowing fire was a special treat. Blyth was a genial host (wife Anne was away) and the breakfast spread was top-notch Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lauren P wrote a review Aug 2021
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The most gorgeous, relaxing stay was had at this property. The hosts, Anne and Blyth, could not be more accommodating. Breakfast was excellent and I highly recommend having dinner here - one of the best meals we had in Wanaka and Queenstown (thank you Blyth!). The homestead is tastefully decorated and kept impeccably clean. It feels like you're staying in your own house in the middle of wine country with a bit of snowboarding thrown in for good measure. I'm a travel agent and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to clients. It would be perfect to book the whole house for a group of friends or large family. Excellent value for money and conveniently located at the base of Cardrona. Thank you Ann and Blyth.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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vixcm wrote a review May 2021
Newtown, Australia10 contributions7 helpful votes
We loved our stay here. The homestead is so comfortable and Ann and Blyth both so welcoming and such thoughtful hosts. We loved the warm fire and a cold glass of wine when we arrived. The room was lovely, the bathroom beautiful and the views just heavenly. We loved our walk down the track to the Cardrona Pub for dinner (delicious). The gardens are so pretty, even on a frosty morning. This place is just as the reviewers have described. We look forward to coming back one day.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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MMIH wrote a review Aug 2020
Nelson, New Zealand29 contributions68 helpful votes
We loved our time here. Beautiful accomodation, friendly and caring hosts, delicious and generous breakfast. A few mins away from the Cardrona Skifield lower car park. Awesome spa after skiing! We can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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millymollymandy800 wrote a review Jul 2020
Shanghai, China21 contributions
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My husband, 9 year old son and I recently enjoyed the most wonderful stay at Waiorau Homestead. We initially booked for a few nights and decided to extend due to it’s perfect location and the hosts, Anne and Blyth. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they certainly went out of their way to accommodate our needs on more than one occasion. We stayed in both the self-contained Studio and guest rooms inside the house, which were spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. We particularly enjoyed sitting by the fireplace with a lovely glass of Cardrona Pinot Noir in the living room and around the fire pit outside, toasting marshmallows. The Homestead is situated quite literally at the bottom of Cardrona, seconds from the road up the mountain for skiing. There is a gorgeous pub and general store two minutes drive up the road and lots of trails. We highly recommend it and feel it suitable for all travellers. We will definitely be returning!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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spinaltrip wrote a review Apr 2020
Cambs42 contributions34 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights in February with friends and absolutely loved it. The location is just as other reviewers have described - very peaceful with lovely views all around, and especially from the terrace. The rooms are very comfortable and Ann and Blyth made us feel most welcome in their beautiful home. They looked after us in an attentive but understated way. Blyth's cooking was fabulous - we had dinners on both nights as we didn't want to drive into Wanaka - and were very glad that we did. A great area for walking, which was much needed to work off at least some of the food and wine consumed. Enjoyed meeting other guests too. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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srjh wrote a review Apr 2020
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida202 contributions96 helpful votes
Ann and Blyth were such gracious hosts and their home is beautiful and relaxing. It's a ways out of Wanaka, but i think that's one of it's advantages. It's maybe 15-20 minutes if you want to drive into town, and by being out in the valley you get to experience peacefulness. We were lucky enough that our one night there was on a clear night and we were able to get out and see the Milky Way, something we don't get that many chances to do. Blyth's dinner was beautifully prepared, and he went out of his way to make sure that we had meals that we enjoyed. Breakfast was awesome and the local honey he served was scrumptious. We also enjoyed our interactions with the other guests.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waiorau Homestead
Which popular attractions are close to Waiorau Homestead?
Nearby attractions include Snow Farm NZ (6.0 km), Cardrona Alpine Resort (5.6 km), and Back Country Saddles (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waiorau Homestead?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Waiorau Homestead?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Waiorau Homestead?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waiorau Homestead?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cardrona Hotel, Cardrona Valley General Store, and Cardona Food Truck Village.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waiorau Homestead?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Waiorau Homestead?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Macetown (14.6 km).
Does Waiorau Homestead have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.