Award Winning Cardrona Accommodation

Waiorau Homestead, award-winning Cardrona accommodation, is located in a picturesque rural setting in Cardrona Valley, close to Wanaka. The Homestead has stunning views over the mountains and is settled in 10 acres of beautiful stream boundary grounds. Take some time out and relax in our beautiful garden and grounds.

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

Nestled in the Cardrona Valley is the Cardrona township, close to both Wanaka (20 minutes drive) and Queenstown (40minutes drive) and home to the world-class Cardrona Distillery, and the iconic Cardrona Hotel, one of New Zealand’s oldest hotels. These unique venues are only 2 minutes drive from Waiorau Homestead.

The homestead is the closest accommodation to the Cardrona Alpine Resort ski field with a short 5 minute drive to the complimentary shuttle service and 30 minutes to Treble Cone ski field.

There are also a number of local activities including mountain biking, horse-riding, quad biking, hiking and walks, all of which are on our doorstep.

Five international golf courses are within 45 minutes drive, and for the wine buffs, there are more than 30 world class vineyards within a short drive in the Central Otago region.

See here for Winter 2024 pricing and ski specials.

We offer a delicious 3-course dinner prepared by our resident chef, on request.

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 ambience of our homestead lodge and warmest hospitality.

Absolutely outstanding property and hospitality. Everything was 5 star plus!

“The homestead and hospitality is outstanding. It is by far the best service we’ve experienced in NZ. Ann and Blyth are remarkable hosts. The most beautiful fresh breakfast is served every morning complete with silverware. If you book in for a dinner experience you won’t be disappointed. The property is beautiful with lovely walks near by. Cardrona Distillery is a 2 minute drive away, Cardrona Hotel a 5 minute drive (worth a meal here). Everything about this place is well thought through. Beautifully presented and unpretentious. We loved everything!”

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 (Summer)
  • Petanque Court

Our hospitality includes…

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

and facilities include…

  • Games & Book Library
  • Ski storage & drying room

Lovely stay at Waiorau Homestead

We loved our stay here. The homestead is so comfortable and Ann and Blyth both so welcoming and such thoughtful hosts. We loved the warm fire and a cold glass of wine when we arrived. The room was lovely, the bathroom beautiful and the views just heavenly. We loved our walk down the track to the Cardrona Pub for dinner (delicious). The gardens are so pretty, even on a frosty morning. This place is just as the reviewers have described. We look forward to coming back one day.

Waiorau Homestead9.7RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE 2021