we stayed here for 6 nights over the christmas and new year period. wanaka was very busy with the hustle and bustle of tourists so the fact that the hayloft was just out of town was a big bonus. the views from this place are amazing and the self contained loft apartment has everything you need for a comfortable stay. we saved money on eating out and used the kitchenette for breakfast and making lunch when we were around, then splurged on eating out or getting takeaway in the evening. julie and john are lovely people who made us feel very welcome and gave us some good tips for activities/eating out etc. the property was well insulated so it was nice and cool during the day but warm at night. this was our favourite place to stay during our two week trip around the south island.…
This was by far the best place we stayed on our honeymoon on South Island. It far exceeded all our expectations. The biggest problem we had with the Hayloft is we did not stay long enough! If you stay here (and you should) stay for as long as you can to get the benifit of a super place. It has balconies front and rear and we sat with a takeaway(cheating!) and a bottle of fizz and watched the sun go down. It was such a relaxing and tranquil setting it ticked all our boxes and we would love to go back one day. Keep up the good work!
We spent 8 nights at the Hayloft and enjoyed every moment. Will definitely be back. The setting is wonderfully rural and tranquil and yet only a few minutes drive from Wanaka... the building itself is a delight and the owners welcoming and friendly. What more could you ask?
We stayed in some nice places on our NZ trip but so many were based on the same perfect beige formula. Not the Hayloft, this place had real character and still had all the modern conveniences and little personal touches. Loved the thick, uneven colourful walls and the recycled timbers. Best of all was sitting on the balcony enjoying a glass of the local pinot we’d bought, admiring the stunning scenery and watching the sun go down, priceless!
This was by far the best place we stayed during our trip to the South Island, with a well stocked kitchen, very comfortable bedroom and spacious lounge and bathroom areas. Not at all far from the centre of town but far enough away to have peace and quiet. Skylights provide natural light (and starlight!) and the whole place is extremely cosy. Fantastic views of the hills. John and Julie were very knowledgeable and helpful, providing good advice on places to visit and eat at on our way back to Queenstown