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Waiorau Homestead

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2127B Cardrona Valley Road Rd1, Wanaka 9382 New Zealand
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#1 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
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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
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Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Hal E wrote a review May 2022
Greater Sydney, Australia31 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, Australia9 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 contributions67 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
Cambs38 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, Florida194 contributions76 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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KKofA wrote a review Feb 2020
Austin, Texas27 contributions19 helpful votes
We loved our stay in Wanaka, so much so that we extended our one night stay to 2 nights. Wanaka is a lovely town with breathtaking hikes and delicious food places, enhanced by our idyllic location staying at Waiorau Homestead on the outskirts of the town. Blyth’s vast experience in the hospitality industry is evident in the sumptuous meals we enjoyed in their beautifully decorated, comfortable home. He is also a wealth of knowledge about the areas in which he worked and lived. We were able to enjoy a glass of wine on their patio and in their beautiful, extensive garden after our busy days activities. Don’t miss an opportunity to have a Dinner cooked by Blyth which was further enhanced by Ann’s attentiveness throughout the meal and the beautifully set dining table.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lyn G wrote a review Feb 2020
New Almaden, California19 contributions2 helpful votes
Upon reflecting our 3-week tour of beautiful New Zealand, Waiorau was our absolute favorite. It is in a peaceful location, is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Ann and Blyth are the perfect hosts and offered us such a warm welcome to their fabulous home. After a long day of driving, sitting outside with a chilled glass of wine overlooking their acres of property, hearing the sheep bleating in the distance, was just heaven. After reading other reviews, we had requested dinner cooked by Blyth on our first night. Do not miss out on this opportunity! Blyth is a talented chef and after eating out every night at some fine restaurants during our vacation, we both feel that the meal at Waiorau was our favorite and most memorable. The spread at the breakfast table each morning was amazing and in addition Blyth offered a cooked breakfast. Ann went out of her way to be helpful in our daily planning and exudes warmth and friendliness - the perfect combination of host and hostess. You are number one in our opinion!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ann Lockhart, Owner at Waiorau Homestead
Responded 27 May 2020
Dear Lyn, thank you so very much for your wonderful review - we are delighted you enjoyed your time at our homestead and our hospitality. Please come back again when the time is right. All the best, Ann & Blyth
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Brian_R wrote a review Jan 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom2 contributions
A perfect place to relax in this wonderful homestead. The house is beautiful, the guest lounge with its log fire and superb views, a haven to enjoy a coffee or glass of wine. Ann and Blyth are wonderful attentive hosts. Breakfasts are delicious and dinner cooked by Blyth is very special - a top class chef. We loved our 3 night stay in the Cardrona Valley and hope to return some day.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Dear Brian Thank you for taking the time to do this lovely review for us and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Waiorau. And of course we too would love to see you return some day. All the best for 2020. Ann & Blyth
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PRICE RANGE
US$114 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionWanaka
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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.