Rated the Number One Bed & Breakfast in Wanaka and Cardrona – TripAdvisor

and rated #5 in New Zealand and #8 in the South Pacific

Award Winning Cardrona Accommodation


May – October 2017

Award winning Waiorau Homestead is located in a stunning rural setting in the Cardrona Valley, close to Wanaka.  The Homestead has stunning views over the mountains and is settled in 10 acres of beautiful stream boundary grounds.

The closest accommodation to Cardrona Ski Resort (link), Snow Farm Nordic Ski (link) and Southern Hemisphere Proving Ground (link), Waiorau is your ideal place for a winter ski break. 5 minutes drive to the access road to Cardrona and 30-40 minutes drive to Treble Cone, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski fields.

Cardrona also offers a multitude of activities including mountain biking, horse-riding, quad biking, hiking and walks which are all on our doorstep. The world class Cardrona Distillery is 2 minutes drive as is the iconic Cardrona Hotel, New Zealand’s oldest hotel. For the wine buffs, there are more than 30 world class vineyards within a short drive.

The Homestead  has three beautifully appointed bedrooms to choose from, a private guest lounge and dining room, outdoor spa and fireplace, petanque and many other guest services and amenities to make your stay a memorable one.

 We promise to make your stay one to remember – which our Visitor Book affirms – and we invite you to join us and enjoy the wonderful ambiance of our homestead lodge and warmest hospitality.

Amenities and guest services:

  • Luxuriously appointed bedrooms
  • Beautifully furnished & spacious guest areas
  • Private guest lounge with log fire
  • Outdoor hot tub and outdoor fireplace
  • Swimming pool
  • Petanque Court

Our hospitality includes…

  • Full gourmet breakfast
  • All day tea and coffee
  • Dinners prepared by resident chef on request

and facilities include…

  • Complimentary wireless internet access throughout all guest areas
  • Guest CD, DVD, Games & Book Library
  • Laundry facilities and ski storage & drying room
  • Mountain bikes & helmets