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Waiorau Homestead

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Mike J
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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Thank timmo_brown
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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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank evak_bonn
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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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Central Coast of California
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for two nights and wish we could have stayed longer, but they were booked. Ann and Blyth are outstanding hosts. Right from our arrival, they took great care of us with appetizers and other treats. If Blyth is available to prepare dinner for you, don't miss the opportunity. He's a gourmet chef and not... More 

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Thank HopeAbounds
WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear HopeAbounds, it was our absolute pleasure to host you and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Good work on catching the trout too and so pleased you enjoyed you dinner including the trout of course! Please come again and stay with us any time. Kind regards, A&B More 

Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

In April 2016, my wife and I stayed at the Waiorau Homestead on our way to Queenstown. It's halfway between Wanaka and Queenstown on about 10 acres. Very comfortable rooms and beds. Blyth was our host and he made a wonderful breakfast. Would highly recommend if you're looking for a quiet place surrounded by open space. Don't forget to check... More 

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Thank Eric R
WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Eric, so pleased you enjoyed your time at Waiorau including the bra fence! Thank you for taking the time to do the review for us - it is much appreciated and hopefully we will see you in these parts again. kind regards, Blyth More 

Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

It is a beautiful property very well maintained with an amazing orchard as well which is loaded with apples and pears. The trees there are almost 100 years old. We stayed here for 2 nights. There is a sheep farm nearby and orchard has lots of rabbit burrows as well along with two dogs in the house. To top of... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Chandrika, it was my pleasure to have you and family stay with us at Waiorau and yes our orchard has a lot of fruit for sure! Thank you for taking the time to do this review and hopefully you will come and stay with us again sometime. Kind regards, Blyth More 

Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night (no where near enough) and really enjoyed our stay. Blythe, is an excellent host and he prepared and cooked an amazingly good breakfast. The house is decorated to a very high standard, the bedrooms are very comfortable and stylish whilst the garden and grounds are great for kids. There's loads of animals around the... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear guests, thank you very much for kind review and we are pleased you enjoyed your short time at our homestead - you will need to stay longer next time! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around the South. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth 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 Rd | RD1, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $174 - $259 (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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