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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Our two days at Waiorau Homestead were an absolute treat - rooms, scenery, food and hospitality were beyond our expectation. It was a wonderful stopover on our travels from Christchurch to Queenstown. Cute and friendly beagles were an added bonus.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Mark & Chris, wonderful to have you both stay and I hope the golf went well and you enjoyed the rest of you holiday. Thank you for your kind review and we enjoyed having you here very much and look forward to meeting you again some time in the future. Have a good year. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Details and more details. A wedding here will leave family and friends with life long memories.What an exceptional weekend. From the setting to the service. I couldn't imagine a better location for a country wedding. It was a real pleasure to meet Blythe and Ann our hosts who really define hospitality. Thank you Waiorau Homestead for the most amazing few...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Craig - it was wonderful to meet you and extended family and thank you for taking the time to post this complimentary review. It was our pleasure to host you all and we are delighted you all had such a great time in the Cardrona Valley. Have a great 2015. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Reviewed 18 January 2015

We had the misfortune of a lost bag on the flight from Christchurch. I don't think we could have stayed with hosts who could have made the situation more comfortable. We arrived late after dealing with air New Zealand and asked if there was a store we could pick up some snacks. Ann promptly had a plate of cheese, pate,...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Guys Thank you so much for your very kind review and of course it was no trouble to look after some slightly stressed travelers without luggage but I think it was found eventually? We were pleased you enjoyed your time with us and had a chance to have a little relax. All the best and please do stay again...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 January 2015

We visited & stayed at this amazing property as part of a Wedding party (with kids in tow) and we are definitely coming back. Nestled in the heart of the Cardrona Valley. For us being away from the chaos of central Wanaka & Queenstown (as it was during peak season) Blyth & Ann's property provided an absolute oasis of comfort,...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi guys, thank you so much for taking the time to post this review - the wedding was amazing, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and your little ones were so well behaved. We are pleased you enjoyed the Waiorau experience. Kindest regards, Ann & Blyth

Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

The most amazing place, accommodations and atmosphere. Perfect setting for a wedding or special occasion. Ann and Blythe... Cheers to you. The most amazing place, accommodations and atmosphere. Perfect setting for a wedding or special occasion. Ann and Blythe... Cheers to you.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear John & Lisa, it was so lovely to meet you both along with extended family. We had an amazing time with you all. Yes, we do have an ideal location for weddings and this particular wedding was 'one out of the bag'! Would love to see you in these parts again and we may well see you in the...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 January 2015

The Waiorau Homestead was one of our favorite places during our honeymoon in New Zealand. The B&B is lovely and incredibly comfortable. After settling in, we were greeted with a delicious cheese plate and wine in the beautiful living room. We opted for dinner in house and it did not disappoint. Blyth is an amazing chef! He accommodated the fact...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Dukie - thank you so much for taking the time to post this review. We are so glad you enjoyed part of you honeymoon here and we ere able to relax. Of course we would dove to have you come and stay longer next time. Best wishes and hope all is great for you in 2015. Kind regards, Ann...

London
Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights with ann and blythe and they were warm hosts and made us feel very welcome. The homestead is well equipped and you are made to feel very much a part of the extended home which is nice. One small tip is you would need a car to go into town as its around a 20minute...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi guys - thank you very much for taking the time to review Waiorau Homestead and thank you for your kind comments. We really enjoyed having you to stay and hope that you do return one day for a longer stay next time. Best wishes for 2015 - we hope it is a successful year for you. Kind regards, Ann...

Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

Nice homestead. Luxurious but way too expensive without a groupon voucher. Otherwise a good short retreat . Hosts friendly but seemed preoccupied with other things. Blyth was amazing though. Something of concern: false advertising. The room i booked stated it had a private dining area.also the pool and spa were covered up.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Shami - thank you for taking the time to place such a prompt review and apologies for the covers on the tub and pool as we can (and do) take them off at any time - they are there to maintain the heat, especially for the hot tub. We enjoyed meeting you and your mum and hope your last...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 December 2014

Can't say enough good things about Waiorau Homestead. My Fiance and I recently enjoyed a fantastic 2 nights stay at this cozy B&B just outside of Wanaka. Blythe and Ann are incredibly gracious hosts and Blythe made us feel right at home the minute we walked in the door. We were hoping to find a B&B where the owners were...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Scott, thank you so much for taking the time to make such a detailed review of our property and services - it is very much appreciated. It was lovely to met you both and we are pleased you enjoyed our tranquil surroundings so much. We hope the rest of your trip went well and we look forward to hopefully...

Brisbane
Reviewed 16 October 2014

We loved the location, it gave us the peace and quietness we needed at the beginning of our holiday. We were then spoilt with everything - delicious food, comfortable room and company and conversation if we wanted it. Nothing was too much trouble! Thank you Ann and Blyth for a memorable stay.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Sue Thank you very much for taking the time and your kind review of Waiorau Homestead. We really appreciate it and it was lovely to have you stay with us and please spread the word - have a very happy Christmas & New Year. Kindest regard, Ann & Blyth

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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 

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: $235 - $351 (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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