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Reviewed 13 April 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...

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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

Hoi An, Vietnam
Reviewed 6 April 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

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Great location, wonderful old homestead that has been beautifully refurbished - and Anne and Blyth are great hosts. We had a relaxed stay which is what we needed, the amazing guest lounge with the super warm fire and the views out over the valley were perfect. Blyth's yummy cooking and the chance to sit and chat to othere guests made...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Mad Traveller, thank you for coming to stay and thank you for your lovely review - you were very easy and relaxed guests to host and as Dunedin is not too far away, we ill be expecting to see you return soon. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Great rural escape from Queenstown. Peaceful and very comfortable. The stars were incredible in the pitch-black environment. Blyth is a master chef - we dined in on a 3-course feast that was far better than we have had in Queenstown restaurants and 100% better than dinner at the Cardrona Hotel - wish we had eaten-in both nights! Location-wise this got...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi John Thank you for your complimentary review - especially regarding Blyth's culinary skills - he is very chuffed about that! And thank you for coming to stay with us, it was pleasure to have you here and we look forward to your return visit. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Great location and lovely lodge. Had all you would need, with lovely room and lounge plus spa, pool and petanque area. Great platter and pre diner drinks with great local Pinot Noir on the courtyard. Close to Cardrona Hotel so would recommend going there as dinner lovely.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi guys Thank you very much for taking the time to do this review for us - we appreciate feedback from our guests and are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Waiorau Homestead. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth.

Auckland
Reviewed 28 March 2015

A beautiful homestead in a tranquil setting with brilliant hosts - nothing was any trouble for them. The rooms were immaculately presented, with comfortable beds and wifi available. We actually stayed in 2 different rooms (Harakeke and Hukapapa) due to availability and they were both brilliant.The outdoors were also well presented and we enjoyed sitting outdoors and enjoying the countryside...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Auckland crew, thank you for your well thought out review and of course we would LOVE to see you back at ski time - season starts 12 June this year and first snow expected tonight. Come on down! Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

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Reviewed 28 March 2015

We travelled New Zealand from North to South and spent the most wonderful and luxurious 5 days with Ann and Blythe. Our stay was nothing less than perfect, all situated in the most stunning and beautiful surroundings. I don't often feel so compelled to write reviews but this truly was the highlight of all of our travels. We stayed in...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Ellen, thank you so very much for your amazing review - yes we are ideally located between Wanaka & Queenstown and you have covered so many things which all our guests can experience at Waiorau Homestead. We really enjoyed having you both stay with us and look forward to having you back one day - and hopefully sooner rather...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 March 2015

This is a great place to stay if you like warm hospitality, great hosts and a beautifully designed homestead stay. The setting is stunning and they have worked hard to make sure your experience is special. The personal touch is exceptional and we had some great conversations with Ann and Blyth, but they also left us alone when we needed...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Zulane, Thank you for your interesting company as well - we learn't lots from you both! And thank you also for taking the time to do this review for us - we are most appreciative. Please come and stay again. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 25 March 2015

My husband and I just returned from a month long honeymoon adventure in NZ and were lucky enough to spend a few days at the Waiorau Homestead. Ann and Blythe have a lovely appointed, airy, and open home perfect for hosting several guests while still feeling private and quaint. The location is just a short drive outside of Wanaka and...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi K & G, we are so pleased you enjoyed a few days of your honeymoon with us and thank you for taking the time to do this lovely review. We wish you every happiness and hope you will come back to see us for an anniversary perhaps? Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Carcassonne, France
Reviewed 23 March 2015

As we drove through the desert south of Wanaka in search of W... Homestead, we wondered what we would find within the narrow green strip of valley surrounded by dust dessert. What we did find was an extraordinary oasis of green lawns, nearby sheep paddocks, elegant terraces, high and comfortable design, and noteworthily gracious hospitality. Our host, Lee, immediately made...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi guys, thank you so much for your wonderful review - this is high praise coming from a senior reviewer such as yourself and we really appreciate it. We always want our guests have a positive & unique experience and thank you again for your feedback. Kind regards

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

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Address: 2127B Cardrona Valley Road | RD1, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $235 - $347 (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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