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Waiorau Homestead

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2127B Cardrona Valley Rd | RD1, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 56 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great rural escape from Queenstown. Peaceful and very comfortable. The stars were incredible in the pitch-black environment. Blyth is a master chef - we dined in on a 3-course feast that was far better than we have had in Queenstown restaurants and 100% better than dinner at the Cardrona Hotel - wish we had eaten-in both nights! Location-wise this got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location and lovely lodge. Had all you would need, with lovely room and lounge plus spa, pool and petanque area. Great platter and pre diner drinks with great local Pinot Noir on the courtyard. Close to Cardrona Hotel so would recommend going there as dinner lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled New Zealand from North to South and spent the most wonderful and luxurious 5 days with Ann and Blythe. Our stay was nothing less than perfect, all situated in the most stunning and beautiful surroundings. I don't often feel so compelled to write reviews but this truly was the highlight of all of our travels. We stayed in... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Ellen, thank you so very much for your amazing review - yes we are ideally located between Wanaka & Queenstown and you have covered so many things which all our guests can experience at Waiorau Homestead. We really enjoyed having you both stay with us and look forward to having you back one day - and hopefully sooner rather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just returned from a month long honeymoon adventure in NZ and were lucky enough to spend a few days at the Waiorau Homestead. Ann and Blythe have a lovely appointed, airy, and open home perfect for hosting several guests while still feeling private and quaint. The location is just a short drive outside of Wanaka and... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi K & G, we are so pleased you enjoyed a few days of your honeymoon with us and thank you for taking the time to do this lovely review. We wish you every happiness and hope you will come back to see us for an anniversary perhaps? Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we drove through the desert south of Wanaka in search of W... Homestead, we wondered what we would find within the narrow green strip of valley surrounded by dust dessert. What we did find was an extraordinary oasis of green lawns, nearby sheep paddocks, elegant terraces, high and comfortable design, and noteworthily gracious hospitality. Our host, Lee, immediately made... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi guys, thank you so much for your wonderful review - this is high praise coming from a senior reviewer such as yourself and we really appreciate it. We always want our guests have a positive & unique experience and thank you again for your feedback. Kind regards More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a couple of nights in March 2015, and had the most amazing time. Ann & Blythe are such great hosts! The hospitality was amazing, the food so delicious, the setting was beautiful, and the bed! - So cozy! We couldn't have had a better time - thank you!

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Jenna Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. Reviews such as yours assist us in maintaining our high standard of service, so appreciate your comments. Please come and stay again. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted something quiet and rural close to interesting places, with good quality service and accommodation and Waiorau Hoemstead ticks all the boxes. Pleased we discovered Waiorau Homestead and will certainly be back sometime in the future. Highly recommended. Great location, Wonderful hosts 5 Star justified. Thanks again Anne and Blyth. Els and Andy Kramer Howick, NZ

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Hi Andy, thank you so much for staying with us and we appreciate your taking the time to do this kind review. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the Cardrona valley,not far from Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand South Island. We stayed for 3 nights at the homestaed as a treat. And it really was a treat. Lovely setting, room, facilities, food, wine, people. Relaxing and comfortable. Just what we needed. Thoroughly recommended. I only hope we have the chance to return some day

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Margaret, thank you for coming to stay with us - we really enjoyed your company and had some laughs. I hope the rest of your trip want well in the pink & green - look forward to seeing you again when you come south. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights in February 2015. Accommodation is superb, tasteful decor, immaculately clean and maintained. All details were covered. Blyth and Anne are fantastic hosts and the BBQ Blyth prepared was one of the best we've had. Thoroughly recommended. Rob Clarke

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Rob, Lovely to have you come and stay with us and thank you for taking the time to do the review. We enjoyed your company very much and look forward to seeing you in these parts again. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I had a fabulous one night stay at the Waiorau Homestead. Ann & Blyth were perfect hosts, making us feel as though we were family friends come to stay. The house is perfect, with wonderfully comfy beds and beautiful bathrooms and lounge area. We ate at the Cardona hotel the night we stayed as we had been... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Will, thank you very much for your kind review and yes we wished you could have stayed longer as well - it is always the way - just too much to see & do! Hopefully we will see you back some other time in the future. Kind regards, A&B More 

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