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Set on a tranquil rural estate, Waiorau Homestead features free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a hot tub. Each room offers stylish country-style furnishings and garden or mountain views.

Enjoy free bike hire and explore the local countryside by day. Warm yourself next to the large outdoor fireplace during the evening. BBQ facilities and petanque court are available.

Each room provides heating and features a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Some rooms include a spa bath.

Waiorau B&B is a 17-minute drive from Wanaka town center. The Cardrona Alpine Resort access road is 2 minutes' away. Rippon Vineyard and Winery is a 20-minute drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Waiorau Homestead has been welcoming guests since Mar 12, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Max adults: 2
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Max adults: 3
Twin or Double Room with Spa Bath
  • 1 twin bed and
  • 1 king bed
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Max adults: 2
Queen Studio
  • 1 full bed
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Hosted by Ann Lockhart and Blyth Adams

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Ann Lockhart and Blyth Adams
Beautiful rural property, set on 10 acres with mature tress and stream boundary. All season accommodation. 3 luxury rooms and self contanined studio. Guest lounge and guest dining room ( Homestead guests only). Dinners on request from resident chef. Hot tob, petanque courst, outside fire, swimming pool (summer only).
Ann & Blyth have been in the hospitality business for a number of years and run the award winning Waiorau Homestead Luxury B&B on the premises. Dinners are available on request from resident chef, Blyth. We have hosted some thousands of guests since 2008 and have been awarded Trip Advisors' top 3 places in Wanaka for over 12 years.
Winter - Waiorau Homestead is the closest accomodation to Cardrona Ski Resort and Snow Farm cross country skiing. It is 20 mins to Treble Cone ski area (Wanaka) and 40 mins to the 2 Queenstown ski fields - The Remarkables & Coronet Peak. Spring/ Summer - access to hiking tracks, inclding the Meg Pack Track - Cardrona to Roaring Meg - 7 hours walk. Meg Hut - 1.5 hours from Homestead. World renowned Cardrona Distillery, horse riding and quad bikes, all adjacent to the property. Iconic Cardrona Hotel - 2kms from Homestead. Numerous wineries, water activites and biking tracks - 20 munites drive to Wanaka. Historic Arrowtown - 30 minutes drive.
Language spoken: English
What's nearby
  • Valley View Quad
    2.5 miles
  • Captains Express
    2.8 miles
  • Whitestar Express
    2.8 miles
  • Cardrona
    3 miles
  • McDougall’s Express
    3.2 miles
  • Cardrona
    3.2 miles
  • Waiorau Snow Farm
    7.3 miles
  • The Korora Trading Company
    9.9 miles
  • Kawarau Suspension Bridge
    11 miles
  • AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping - Kawarau Bridge
    11 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Cardrona Hotel
    1.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Cardrona Hotel
    1.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Cardrona Ski Resort
    1.2 miles
  • Lake Wanaka
    12.4 miles
  • River Cardrona
    0.3 miles
Ski lifts
  • Cardrona Ski Resort
    2.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Queenstown Airport
    16.9 miles
How to get to Waiorau Homestead from Queenstown Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Waiorau Homestead
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • High chair
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski storage
  • Badminton equipment
  • Racquetball
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Skiing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Hot tub
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Video
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Child safety socket covers
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Executive lounge access
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • English
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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM


7:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
3+ years
Extra bed by request
NZD 50 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Waiorau Homestead accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Waiorau Homestead in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that Waiorau Homestead does not accept payments with American Express credit card.

FAQs about Waiorau Homestead

  • Guests staying at Waiorau Homestead can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • À la carte

  • Waiorau Homestead offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Racquetball
    • Badminton equipment
    • Horseback riding

  • Check-in at Waiorau Homestead is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Waiorau Homestead by:

    • Car 40min

  • The prices at Waiorau Homestead may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Waiorau Homestead (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Waiorau Homestead on this page.

  • Waiorau Homestead is 1 miles from the center of Cardrona.

  • Room options at Waiorau Homestead include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Studio