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Waiorau Homestead

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2127B Cardrona Valley Rd | RD1, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fantastic Homestead, fantastic rooms, fantastic food, fantastic service! Being located in the Cardrona Valley the Homestead ticked all the boxes for our 2 night stay. A beautiful surrounding with a short trip up the mountain to the ski field, even has the added bonus of the historic Cardrona Hotel at its doorstep which is perfect for Après and a great... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 stayed at the Homestead along with friends (another family of 4) during August 10-16. We enjoyed an absolutely wonderful week at the Homestead. Ann and Blythe are the epitome of perfect hosts. The property, rooms, food and service was excellent. The rooms are large and well appointed. The 4 kids all stayed in one room (each... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at Waiorau for four nights recently. Upon reading the reviews on TripAdvisor it's fair to say we had high expectations and we definitely weren't disappointed! Ann and Blyth are exceptional hosts who make you feel like nothing is ever too much trouble and they made our short stay feel like a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband stayed at Waiorau Homestead back in April during a trip to Central Otago for our wedding anniversary. We came across it quite by accident and are so glad we did. The hospitality, location and food is amazing and we definitely recommend it. We will definitely like to stay again when we are back in the region.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi friends from Nelson, thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review - we appreciate the feedback we receive from our great guests. and look forward to seeing you for the next anniversary. Kind regards, A & B. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only praise for Ann and Blyth and their amazing hospitality during our recent stay to their beautiful homestead. Nothing was too much trouble and they were so knowledgeable on the area and what there was to do. Every evening we were spoilt with wine and cheese, open fire, warm spa after a day of skiing and the most beautiful room... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Bel, I trust you got home safe and sound and thank you so much for the wonderful review and so speedy - you must have done it the moment you got home! And thank you for coming to stay at Waiorau - we certainly hope we will see you again in the future for either a Winter or Summer... More 

Hong Kong Region, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed with ann and Blyth's for 7 days and did ski in cardrona. Its the closest accomodation to cardrona ski resort. Ann and blyth were very kind to drive us around for our daily activities. We had five dinner at their home and blyth were soooooo good in cooking. The fried chinese vegetable and thai soup were way... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Cathy, thank you for staying with us - you were very easy guests to accommodate and I am pleased you got some good skiing in. Blyth is pleased that you enjoyed his meals sooooo much. Take care. Regards.A&B More 

Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Accommodating. Friendly. Beautiful place. Great meal by Blyth. Great breakfasts. Cooked too! Free and fast access to wifi (not that we had time to use it, but good if that's what you are looking for). Hot tub outside while snowing was awesome.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Kate, Thank you very much for taking the time to do this review for us and it was our absolute pleasure to have you and family stay - pleased the children enjoyed their fire and marshmallows - its the sort of things children do remember. Kindest regards, A&B. More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had an amazing 6 night stay at Ann and Blyth's with our two young children - they are the most wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble. They went the extra distance, even lighting an outdoor fire so my daughters could toast marshmallows. The guest rooms are super-comfortable and luxurious, and the whole house is homely, welcoming and... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Bi Kate Thank you so much for taking the time to do this review for us and for your lovely comments and they are reciprocated as you were very easy guests to host. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and we look forward to seeing you here again in the not too distant future. Kindest regards, Ann... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We read early reviews and decided this was the place to go for our anniversary get-away. We were not disappointed! Waiorau Homestead was everything and more than expected. From the warm welcome, the beautiful decor, the serene location and the very warm, relaxed, friendly and accommodating hosts Ann & Blythe. Nothing was a problem! In the early evenings we enjoyed... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Maddie, We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and took advantage of some Waiorau hospitality. Thank you also for the wonderful review, it is much appreciated. Please come again anytime, we would love to see you. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Whitianga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

What a gorgeous place. Our hosts were so accommodating & friendly. Really felt part of the family. Their hospitality was wonderful. Would most certainly love to return. A bonus for us was the winter wonderland we were surrounded in. An early winter snowfall.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Errol, thank you for coming to stay with us and thank you for taking the time to post this review - it is very much appreciated. And we are so pleased we were able to get some snow to fall for you and expecting another big dump on Thursday - winter is well and truly here! Kind regards, Ann... More 

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