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Cardrona Hotel

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2312 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8153
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2312 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed here for one night after leaving Fox Glacier heading for Queenstown. 20 years earlier we drove by this pub in very wintery conditions - and without chains (it snows in the winter) - and unfortunately were not able to stop for safety reasons....More

Thank JNZ69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cardrona Hotel is a historic NZ icon. It has been restored beautifully. It's like walking back in time. We stayed the night in the just as tastefully decorated hotel rooms and we weren't disappointed. At $195 a night, it sounds quite pricy, but the...More

Thank charlie572
Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned to have breakfast at Cardrona Hotel on our drive from Arrowtown to Wanaka. A very interesting drive before arriving at Cardrona. The hotel is iconic from the outside, but walk in the front door and wow!! What a great feel, inviting & you...More

Thank Brett S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had heard a lot about the Hotel. The photo's did not do it justice. The moment you walk inside you step back in time and feel very relaxed. A warm welcome, easy check in ( I was the only guest that night) and a walk...More

Thank Shane1303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly the most photographed pub in NZ.....and for good reason. Historic country charm with a glorious beer garden for the warmer weather. Plan your drive around a visit.

Thank Harry_Melbourne_Aus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Iconic, historic, and so full of character, you gotta stop in for a drink at some point on your travels through here. Decor inside is very authentically " settler/ hunter/ back saddle" cosy fire was blazing when we stopped by . Grab a drink, ,...More

Thank Trazak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The outside of this restaurant looks like it’s out of an old movie set complete with old fashioned gas pump. This is done on purpose to preserve its heritage. Inside there is a charming and cozy ambiance (including a lovely garden courtyard) and the meals...More

Thank SusanMike_740
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cardrona has been maintained, retained and kept something its extremely had to find, not just in NZ but in many parts of the tourist world. It’s original and everything from tables to chairs, photos architecture is in great taste and unspoilt, well done management...More

Thank drtcoBov
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for breaky on way through to Wanaka. Gorgeous character hotel over the Crown Range. Picturesque photo stop, warm open fires, great ambience. Lovely outside area for another open fire. Breaky menu was a bit limited, the classic/big breaky was good but hate to say...More

Thank 67TravelBug67
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you arrive, the Cardrona Hotel draws you in, from the quaint building to the vintage car out the front, we were hooked. The atmosphere is great, the staff are friendly, the food is fantastic and the beer garden is a parents dream!...More

Thank chumbles224
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2312 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 8153
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The Cardrona Hotel serves up a modern take on traditional pub fare. Fresh, fast and filling you'll find all your traditional favourites created from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Our wine list features top quality local drops from some of the region's best wineries, along with a great selection of both tap and bottled beers, ciders and a full range of spirits. In winter the apres ski is legendary, while the sunny beer garden is the perfect summertime spot for a long lunch.
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