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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

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 March 11, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

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 

Petaluma, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Blyth and Ann were tremendous hosts as we enjoyed the beauty and comforts of their lovely homestead. We were far from home, and they offered us a friendly face with every turn, as well as yummy food and invaluable help with all of our questions. They even booked an excursion for us that we were having trouble making ourselves. They... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Mary, thank you for taking the time to do this review for us and it was no trouble to help with your itinerary and we hope the trip to the sounds went well. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and we do hope you will return again. All the best , A&B More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Ann and Blyth were consummate hosts, anticipating our every need and then some and introducing us to the other guests. We even got to watch NZ beat Australia in cricket with NZ cricket fans--truly a win-win!

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Meg, thank you for your lovely review and yes we were very impressed with our U.S. guests picking up the complexities of cricket for first timers! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we hope the rest of the trip went well. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We loved Waiorau Homestead. Ann and Blythe made us feel at home straight away. They are very kind and helpful. Nice breakfast and the evening meal cooked with fresh ingredients, tasty and a feast for the eyes. Lovely house and gardens. We will definitely be back.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Marty, thank you very much for coming to stay with us and also for taking the time to do this review for us. As you are not to far away, it would be lovely to have you visit us again in the not too distant future. All the best, Blyth & Ann More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Waiorau Homestead, (Ann & Blythe) are magic! Both are sincere, generous, and will do anything to make sure your stay is a memorable one. Blythe's cooking is just unbelievable!! to say the very least. The property is just beautiful and has charm & character with lovely scenery. If you are staying in the area this is a must stay, please... More 

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Hi D & A, thank you so much for your review and most of all - thank you for coming to stay with us. You were great company as was witnessed by our other guests who enjoyed a few drinks on the deck with your company. We look forward to seeing you again for a longer visit next time. Hope... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed one night with Ann and Blythe after two nights in Queenstown. Due to an issue with my driver's license, we were unable to get a rental car as planned and had to come by bus. Ann and Blythe were kind enough to pick us up from the bus drop-off point by the roadside and later drove us to... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Huey, it was our pleasure to help you out with the transport issue and we are pleased you managed to come and stay with us. Your family and friends were lovely guests as well. Hope the rest of the trip around he South Island went well. Kind regards, Blyth &Ann More 

Bridgeport, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Only stayed one night, but it was amazing! A nice relaxing stop on very fast paced trip, only Blyth was there but he was a great host making sure any of my needs were tended to, not to mention the great breakfast he cooked in the morning. If you are looking for a nice quiet place with amazing scenery, this... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Nick Thank you very much for taking the time to do this review for us and hopefully you will have the chance to stay a bit longer next time. We hope the rest of your travel around New Zealand was great. Kinds regards, Blyth & Ann More 

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