For anyone visiting Wanaka/Cardrona area, Waiorau Homestead is THE place to stay and eat!
From the first moment we arrived, we were captivated by the charm and beauty of Waiorau Homestead and the genuine warmth and impeccable hospitality of hosts, Ann and Blyth. Waiorau Homestead, with its beautifully furnished rooms, plethora of reading materials, picturesque gardens tucked in amongst the giant conifers, and magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, provided the perfect ending to a near perfect vacation. My husband, 14 month old son, Oska, and I spent three wonderful nights there. Oska had so much fun, playing with Ann's collection of eggs, flipping through the magazines, running around on the sprawling lawns, playing ball, swinging on the tree swing and eating ripe plums straight off the plum trees! Ann and Blyth were absolutely wonderful with Oska and made sure we had everything we needed (from highchair to portacot to fresh blueberries for the bub) during our time there. We decided to dine in on our second night and were so impressed by the food that we booked dinner for our third and last evening there. Blyth is a culinary maestro in the kitchen and served up a very generous 3 course dinner that was one of the best meals we've had in New Zealand! I'm still salivating over the white bait, beef fillet, NZ green lipped mussels, salmon, lemon curd, almond tart and fresh veggies you whipped up! Breakfast was fresh and plentiful and although Blyth offered us a cooked breakfast, we stuck to the continental spread (having eaten so much of the wonderful dinner the night before!). The cosy setting of Waiorau Homestead provided us with a wonderful opportunity to meet the other guests and yet, there was more than enough space to enjoy a bit of time out.
Thank you Ann & Blyth for your scintillating conversations and for sharing the magic of Waiorau Homestead with us! It's no surprise that you're rated number 1 B&B in Wanaka/Cardrona! We will most definitely be back!
Lots of love, Arnt, Mai Chi and Oska!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waiorau Luxury Homestead offers the ultimate in luxury Cardona Valley, Wanaka Accommodation – comfort, style and hospitality. Waiorau Homestead is within two minutes drive to the access roads of Cardrona, Snow Farm & Snow Park - from bed to first run - 20 minutes! With a large number of nearby attractions and activities, Waiorau Homestead is the perfect haven for unwinding at the end of the day. Nestled at the heart of Central Otago and ideally situated between Queenstown and Wanaka, there are a numerous outdoor activites, wineries and walks to be enjoyed. ... more less
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