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.
Recognised as a world class ski resort in winter, Cardrona Ski Resort also offers great summer activities, with dirt-carting and downhill mountain biking for all ages and abilities. For our winter guests, 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.
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. See what is happening in the area this summer.
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 2023 pricing and 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!”