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Reviewed 13 October 2012

Waiorau Homestead and it's hosts Ann and Blyth absolutely made our group holiday. The homestead was 5 star. More than a home away from home. Ann was amazing. With her contacts she managed to put us in touch with the best adventure tours from heli skiing to quad biking in the mountain tops. Her co host Blyth is also the chef and what a chef he is. 3 course meals you would be happy with in a top restaurant. I have no hesitation in recommending the homestead and confirming I'll be back with my family. Thank you Ann and Blyth for an amazing experience.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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1  Thank Johntbris69
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

Stop reading reviews now...you have found the place you want to stay!

A wonderful lodge, magnificent views, exceptional meals and two amazing hosts who, amongst other things, arranged a helicopter pick up on the front lawn to take us heli-skiing and arranged trout fishing with a great guide and were able to direct us to all the best wineries.

I cannot wait to come back!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank CamMBris01
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

A very comfortable three night stay at Waiorau homestead, in fact of the best among all the B&B that I have stayed so far! The house was tastefully decorated, from the cozy living area to the dedicated dinning area to the clean, warm rooms and not to mention the huge garden with the Mountain View. Ann, Blyth and the dogs (Bebe and Bazil) are such great hosts, providing us travel tips around Wanaka and even offered to cook us dinner of their local specialty. The home cooking was delicious and probably one of our fullest meal during the whole trip. Not to mention the daily breakfast was always a treat!

The homestead is just 25 minutes drive from both the Cardona Ski Resort and Snow Farm which we went for our ski lessons and snow bike adventure at the respective places. It is also 5 minutes drive from the historical Cardona Hotel where $50 dinner vouchers were offered per couple for our stay with Waiorau homestead. The food and ambience at Cardona Hotel was great too!

Thank you Ann and Blyth for being such magnificent hosts and we will definitely revisit gain for a longer stay the next time round!

Room Tip: All the rooms are fantastic!
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank vvsan
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

After spending a couple of nights in Waiorau Homestead my husband and I would have been happy to spend the rest of our NZ holiday here. We were the only couple staying at the time and it truly felt like we were at home. Whether it was the amazing breakfasts cooked by Blyth and Ann, sipping coffee by the open fire place or relaxing in the outdoor hot tub after a day of skiing this was a stay we will never forget.

Blyth and Ann have an eye for detail and this was reflected both in their home and service. Our every need was tended to without having to ask and their home was beautifully decorated. They were so helpful in assisting us plan our days and their local knowledge was definitely a great help.

The location was a short drive out of Wanaka, which was great to stay in the peace and beautiful surroundings of Cardrona. If you are into skiing the homestead is situated 2mins away from the base of the Cardrona ski fields.

We would also recommend the 3 course dinner cooked by Blyth. Ann and Blyth ensured it was very romantic and most importantly, delicious. We had the salmon with salsa verde and one of the best meals we have had in a long time.

Thank you for showing us what true hospitality is all about and welcoming us with open arms into your amazing home.

We hope to see you again.

Kristen & Steve

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Steven G
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

The homestead was lovely…. The views and the rooms. The hosts Ann and Blythe were wonderful. This was one of our favorite stops during our 3 weeks in New Zealand. It’s a great value… the breakfast had many excellent selections and the wine and cheese board which was offered to us each afternoon was an extra special touch. We stayed in the ‘blue’ room, which was perfect for us. It had great views and doors opening to the patio. Blythe will prepare a meal for you at the homestead. While we didn’t take advantage of this, we wished that we had.

Room Tip: The largest room which can accomodate three people has the bathroom located across the hall. The bathroom is ensuite in the other two rooms.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ashley W
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