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Waiorau Homestead

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4.5 of 5
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2127B Cardrona Valley Rd | RD1, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 56 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a beautiful special home we were blessed to share. Lovely friendly hosts and Blyth is a wonderful chef (5 star breakfasts - yum). It was a real treat to stay in their home. Beautifully decorated, luxury at it's best. Our own lounge and fire place was lovely. Great location for skiing and Snow Farm and very handy to Cadrona... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The setting is lovely, very peaceful, the house is beautifully furnished, the bed was very cosy. It is very convenient to both Wanaka and Queenstown, and the lovely Cardrona Inn is just a short-distance away, where great food is available. Our host Blyth was very attentive and is an excellent chef! Breakfast was great, no chance of leaving the table... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was an ideal time to visit the Homestead. The autumn colours were outstanding, and the weather perfect. The rooms were immaculate and beautifully decorated. The views from the bedroom and the lounge were outstanding, with the mountains and the trees framed perfectly. A highlight of our stay was the meal prepared for us on Friday night. It was worthy... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here pre and post our wedding and it was just perfect, Ann and Blyth were so accommodating and made the lead up to our wedding so much less stressful, they cooked up delicious meals, constantly had a warm fire roaring for us and made us feel completely at home. I couldn't fault it, absolutely perfect.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Alina, well you were the most chilled out bride, so it was not trouble at all to look after you pre and post wedding - everything appeared to go very well. And next time you come back for an anniversary perhaps, you can go to the Race to the Sky at the same time. All the best for married... More 

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

After a memorablel trip to New Zealand's south Island, I am writing my first review. I couldn't wait to write about Waiorau Homestead because I have so many wonderful things to say! The only negative about our stay at Waiorau was that it was too short (just one night!). Waiorau Homestead is in the very idyllic and charming Cardrona township.... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Mamainpyjamas, thank you very much for your very comprehensive review and point noted about the private (but separate) bathroom. - we will change that on the website directly. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Waiorau and had time to look around the area. We very much look forward to seeing you here again sometime in the future.... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wonderful hospitality, perfect location, magnificent views and generally wonderful atmosphere. Very welcoming and helpful, wit amazing breakfasts! We had a fantastic 3 nights and would definitely go again.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Bonnie, We are so pleased you enjoyed your few days of honeymoon here and were able to relax. And as it is not too far to come for a repeat visit, we will definitely be looking forward to your next stay. Have a good year. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Ann and Blyth were perfect hosts - very friendly, interesting and hospitable. The homestead is beautifullyrenovated with a lovely garden with views and two gorgeous beagles. We played badminton and petanque and then sat drinking wine in front of the fireplace listening to the hosts regale tales. Comfy beds and pillows, and booking dinner cooked by Blyth is definitely recommended.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi ZiggyPippa, lovely of you to write this review for us - we really appreciate it and are pleased you enjoyed our company - you will hopefully take another trip here sometime. We love having repeat guests. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was probably the best place I have stayed at! It was absolutely stunning, the views of the New Zealand landscapes were beautiful. The property was large, the home was spacious, spa was amazing, the lounge area was very relaxing with the fire on. Full gourmet breakfast was a nice start to the day. It really felt like home. Ann... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Nai T, Thank you very much for your very kind review and thank you of course for coming to stay with us. We enjoyed your company and would love to see you here again. Don't make it too long! Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A beautiful home and amazing hosts who went more then out of their way to make you welcome and feel right at home . Especially. Blythe who helped my husband with Model. A. Car. Even gave up his garage . And loaned us his car to drive down to Cardrona Hotel for dinner . Everything about this homestead was amazing... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you very much our Model A friends for taking the time to do this lovely review. And of course Blyth did enjoy sending time sorting out the car and we hope the rest of your trip around the south went well. Kindest regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wairoa homestead. The ambiance was lovely, the hospitality above and beyond, the setting is spectacular. Anne and Blyth are sensational hosts. We will definitely stay there again.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Bigmick, thank you very much for taking the time to complete this review for us - we appreciate it and indeed look forward to your return some time again in the future. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

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