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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic place to stay, perfectly relaxing, close to the snow and wonderful hosts, couldn't recommend highly enough!!! Special mention to the chef who prepared so much amazing food, the week wouldn't have been the same without it!!!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying with hosts Ann and Blyth has been a wonderfull relaxing experience. The Homestead was a base for a few days of skiing, and some time out from a hectic schedule.My room was warm ,comfortable and beautifully appointed . Awaking to an overnight snowfall around the homestead was magical indeed! And returning in the evening to a blazing fire and... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Roseanne, thank you so much for taking the time to do this review for us and it was great to have you stay with us again and so pleased we could organise the snow especially! We enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you back for your next ski holiday. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Waiorau Homestead recently We both loved the peace and serenity, A little gem! Both Ann and Blyth made us feel very welcome. Blyth's culinary skills are amazing ! we stayed for three nights and enjoyed Blyth's cooking for two of these . The three course meals were fantastic! We would happily stay there again... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Edi & Wendi, thank you so much for coming to stay and for your lovely review. We very much appreciate it and are pleased you enjoyed your time with us and got some relaxation time in. And hope the rest of your trip went well? We would love to see you here again. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anne and Blythe make your stay at their homestead extra special in every way. This was our second visit here and we will not hesitate to return. A luxurious home away from home. At breakfast be careful not to eat too much of the buffet items because shortly after your have stuffed yourself with cereal, cold cuts, toast and fruit... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Alex, of course we were delighted to have you and the team back to stay with us - it was a pleasure as always and pleased you enjoyed the black pudding and the tattie scones. And thank you so much for Blyth's special gift - he is very grateful! See you next visit and have a great year. Kind... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

From the moment we arrived, we felt very much at home. The log fire was in full swing, afternoon tea was available, and dinner requirements were discussed with plans put in place. Ann is a wealth of knowledge regarding the area and activities available and Blyth provided a tasty cooked breakfast for us every morning, as well as 2 gourmet... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Claire, you were most welcome and we were pleased to be able to help celebrate the birthday in a small way. Thank you so much for taking the time to do the review for us - it is very much appreciated and we hope we will see you here again - either summer or winter for more skiing? In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Absolutely wonderful stay! The homestead is located in a valley surrounded by picturesque mountains and forrest. The property is beautiful with incredible views of the mountains. The owners are friendly, caring, and deeply accommodating. The rooms are immaculate and comfortable. Recommend asking for a home cooked meal. Blyth and Ann are gourmet chef's who will blow you away with great... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you very much Mike for your extensive review - we are delighted you enjoyed your Waiorau hospitality and we enjoyed having you to stay as well. Would be great to see you back sometime soon. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

My wife and I stayed at Waiorau Homestead for two nights. We enjoyed the peaceful country location and were made to feel completely at home by our wonderful hosts. Wanaka is an easy drive, and the Cardrona Hotel is very close, so we had plenty of options for eating out as well as activities.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Tim, Thank you for staying with us an also for taking the time to do this review for us - it is very much appreciated. And of course we look forward to having you to stay some time again in the future, All the best, Ann & Blyth More 

Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Excellent bed&breakfast half way between Wanaka and Queenstown, wonderful remote location in the middle of a small wood, beautiful house and gardens, modern rooms with nice design, friendly hosts, delicious fresh and homemade breakfast. We would definitely stay there again.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Evak, thank you for your kind review - it is guests such as yourself which makes our hosting so enjoyable - we hope the rest of your trip went well? Kind regards, Ann & Byth More 

Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

What a gorgeous setting for this modern, luxurious homestead. Our room was spacious, very comfortable and quiet. Blyth and Ann provided a yummy breakfast (cooked available) and lots of the delicious French press coffee we have come to love here. Our bathroom was very large and included a jet tub as well as a shower. The olde Cardrona Hotel was... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear guests, thank you so much for your extensive review, we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and had time for some Waiorau hospitality. And yes, we are lucky to have the iconic Cardrona Hotel just down the road from us, to compliment our own offering. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to NZ and... More 

W. Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We loved our stay at Waiorau Homestead (albeit way too short!). The bedroom and bath were very well appointed (best linens of our entire trip) and the inside living area was super-comfy and inviting with a nice warm fireplace. Blythe was amazing in the kitchen and was an overall great host. Next time, we will try to book when we... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Kevin, thank you for your lovely review - we really appreciate you taking the time and yes please do come and stay longer next time! Kind regards. A & B More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waiorau Luxury Homestead offers the ultimate in luxury Cardona Valley, Wanaka Accommodation – comfort, style and hospitality. Waiorau Homestead is within two minutes drive to the access roads of Cardrona, Snow Farm & Snow Park - from bed to first run - 20 minutes! With a large number of nearby attractions and activities, Waiorau Homestead is the perfect haven for unwinding at the end of the day. Nestled at the heart of Central Otago and ideally situated between Queenstown and Wanaka, there are a numerous outdoor activites, wineries and walks to be enjoyed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waiorau Homestead

Address: 2127B Cardrona Valley Road | RD1, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $173 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Waiorau Homestead 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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