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.

Waiorau Homestead is the closest accommodation to the Cardrona Ski Resort with 2 minute drive to the access road and the Snow Farm Cross Country Ski Area. Treble Cone ski field is a 20 minute drive away with The Remarkables & Coronet Ski fields 40 minutes drive away.

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.

Nestled in the Cardrona Valley is the Cardrona township, home to the world-class Cardrona Distillery, as is the iconic Cardrona Hotel, one of New Zealand’s oldest hotels, both of which are only 2 minutes drive from the Waiorau Homestead

For the wine buffs, there are more than 30 world class vineyards within a short drive.

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.

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.

Lovely stay at Waiorau Homestead – July 2021

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.

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…

  • Complimentary wireless internet access throughout all guest areas
  • Games & Book Library
  • Ski storage & drying room

Waiorau Homestead9.7RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE 2021