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San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We stayed at Waiorau Homestead for the last two nights of our honeymoon and are so glad we did. Ann and Blyth are such warm and thoughtful hosts. Blyth's cooking is out of this world; the atmosphere is welcoming and the space is just beautiful, like something out of a design magazine -- everything thoughtfully chosen -- airy, bright, homey,... More 

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Thank Carolyn F
WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn, it was our absolute pleasure to host you both at the end of your honeymoon here at Waiorau Homestead and so pleased you enjoyed our hospitality. Have a great 2015 and we look forward to seeing you here for an anniversary perhaps in the future? Kind regards, Ann & Blyth. More 

Cardrona, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 February 2015

We have to write a review of 200 signs but you don`t need that much to say something about this homestead. It`s the most perfect place to stay in New Zealand. It`s such a wonderful place with yhe very nice Ann & Blyth. When you come to NZ. it`s a must to stay at least a couple of days in... More 

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Thank Jan J
WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi guests from Netherlands - thank you so much for your lovely review - we enjoyed your company and lovely presence in the house. It looked as though you were getting the best out of every day of your trip to NZ and we hope the rest of it goes very well for you as well. Kind regards, Ann &... More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2015

A relaxing and beautiful stay. This is a stunning part of the country. The service and friendly owners complemented the atmosphere to make the stay memorable. I would strongly recommend that you allow time to explore the area.

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Thank starkers007
WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Susan, we were delighted to have you stay with us and thank you for your wonderful review and yes I agree Blyth is the best cook! Please come and stay again anytime. kindest regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. This is the first time we have stayed in a B&B so were not really sure what to expect. We were met and made very welcome by Blyth.The room was 5 star. In fact the whole house was. Straight away we felt comfortable. The breakfasts are not something you will forget in a hurry.... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Sue, thank you very much for taking the time to post this review - we very much enjoyed having you to stay and a pity you missed Ann. I hope you are B&B converts now! Kind regards, Blyth & Ann More 

United States
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Reviewed 31 January 2015

My husband is staying at Waiorau after a very long and arduous journey from the States to the New Zealand. The staff has been incredible and have met his every need, even picking him up from Wanaka when his bus accidentally passed by Waiorau. They have quickly responded to each of my emails and have proven how much they really... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Jenevieve, thank you so much for your very prompt and lovely review. Yes, we understand there were some issues with the journey over but we were very happy to take care of your husband once he arrived and we look forward to meeting you both next time - our kindest regards, Ann & Blyth. More 

Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 31 January 2015

We stayed at the Waiorau Homestead for a week during summer and were totally impressed with it in every way possible. The accommodation is set in the most picturesque and tranquil valley, with a breathtaking view of the mountains and pristine lawns and outdoor areas to relax in. The decor of the home is first class, rooms are spacious and... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Karen & family, it was our absolute pleasure to have you to stay and of course we enjoyed the birthday dinner very much and think our birthday girl thought the same! We hope the rest of your trip went well and we definitely look forward to having you all to stay again. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2015

This was my second trip to Wairorau and I would crown it my favourite place in the south of the South Island. It's in a drop dead gorgeous location looking out on the Cardrona Valley and mountains. We stayed in the Harakeki Room, which was beautifully appointed, with doors opening out on to the verandah and onto the lawn. Pool,... More 

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Thank Angela G
WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Angela, Thank you so much for taking the time to do this lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Please come back for a 3rd visit! Hope you have a great 2015. Kindest regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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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 More 

Laguna Beach, California
1 review
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... More 

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Thank Craig D
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 More 

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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,... More 

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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... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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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: $249 - $339 (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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