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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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One of our most enjoyable overnights in over a month in NZ with welcoming & hospitable hosts Blyth & Ann. The B&B is just up the road from the Cardrona Hotel, so you have the option of eating out at the pub or pre-arranging dinner cooked by Blyth in-house, as we did. We also enjoyed the comfortable and tastefully decorated...

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Dallas, Tx
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the homestead two nights. It felt like our home, thousands of miles away! We didn't get to meet Ann and Blythe - the owners and hosts - who were on vacation themselves; but their friend Leslie was a gracious and delightful hostess. This homestead, where three rooms are usually rented is a set on several picturesque acres...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Sanjay, on behalf of Leslee and ourselves thank you for taking the time to do this review for us. We were sorry to have missed you but we hear you are the most gracious and lovely guests. Hopefully we might see you on another trip in the future. In the meantime, kind regards, A & B

Eastbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly one of the best B & B's we stayed at in NZ - not cheap mind you. Facilities in the room and building were wonderful. We were lucky enough to have good weather which means we were able to take full advantage of the lovely grounds. It was a real pleasure to simply sit down with a drink, read,...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi English friends - thank you for your lovely review and we agree that while we have a fabulous local historic hotel - it will never be as old as a U.K pub! The chef appreciates your feedback as well. Kind regards. Ann & Blyth

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were delighted with our stay at Waiorau Homestead, which was a real favorite part of our trip to New Zealand. It was breathtaking to drive there from Queenstown over the Crown Ridge Road! Then we went through the tiny historic town of Cardrona to the bucolic setting of the Homestead itself. Our room was very handsome...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Christine, thank you for your lovely review - we do appreciate the time you have taken to do this for us . And of course we are pleased you enjoyed your time at Waiorau - please come again sometime in the future. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are not very big, but there is a large guestlounge which makes up for it. Fabulous breakfast, prepared by Blyth! He really is a great host! He makes you feel welcome, gives good advice about what to do or see and where to eat.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear guests, so pleased you enjoyed our hospitably and it was a pleasure to assist with recommendations - I hope you got to do some of those? Come and stay again sometime. Kind regards, Blyth & Ann

Reviewed 15 February 2017

For anyone visiting Wanaka/Cardrona area, Waiorau Homestead is THE place to stay and eat! From the first moment we arrived, we were captivated by the charm and beauty of Waiorau Homestead and the genuine warmth and impeccable hospitality of hosts, Ann and Blyth. Waiorau Homestead, with its beautifully furnished rooms, plethora of reading materials, picturesque gardens tucked in amongst the...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Mai - Wow - what can we say! Thank you so much for your very generous review - we are blown away and very grateful! And of course it takes 2 to tango as they say ( or in this case 3 with little Oscar!) so your fabulous company made it just as enjoyable for us. We are so...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It has nice rooms, garden and view towards Cardrona Valley. The hosts were very nice, offered good recommendation for us to explore the area. The breakfast prepared the next morning was fabulous, nice arrangement with hot breakfast served. We enjoyed our stay very much!

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Brendasun 8, Thank you very much for taking the time to do this review for us and of course we are delighted you enjoyed your time at Waiorau. We will hopefully see you here again sometime in the future. kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Petersfield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017

If you are travelling in New Zealand and anywhere near Queenstown or Wanaka you must try and stay with Ann and Blyth at Waiorau Homestead. They have made a beautiful home to stay in - stylish decorations and very comfortable beds - we stayed in the Harakeke room which had a king size and a single bed in the same...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Val, thank you so much for taking the time to do this lovely review for us and Blyth very much appreciates your compliments on the cooking. We hope we will see you in these parts again one day. Have a great 2017. A & B.

Nelson
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A well appointed upmarket B and B. We were very impressed with the location and the debit. We had our own private bathrooms and a warn and cosy lounge and dining to share with the other couples . Highly recommend

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are pleased you enjoyed some Waiorau hospitality and thank you for taking the time to do a lovely review for us. Please come and stay again. Kind regards, A & B

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We've already recommended Ann and Blyths beautiful home to friends Waiorou was the highlight of our generally fabulous accommodation across the southern island I'm glad we stayed two days and next time we'll stay longer Ann and Blyth are generous and welcoming hosts who genuinely helped us to feel at home except their breakfasts are much better than at our...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Ashrin We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your review - we appreciate you lovely comments. And yes , do stay longer next time! Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $243 - $329 (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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