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Overview of Waiorau Homestead

Waiorau Homestead

4.5 star property
Cardrona ski B&B with ski shuttle and ski storage

10.0/10 Exceptional

44 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Laundry facilities
2127B Cardrona Valley Rd, Wanaka, Cardrona, Central Otago, 9382

Guests rated this location 9.2/10 - Wonderful

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Ski storage
  • Spa tub
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Ski shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Separate bedroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Wanaka (WKA) - 30 min drive
  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 38 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Waiorau Homestead

Waiorau Homestead features a ski shuttle and puts you near winter activities such as downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. The hot tub makes for a relaxing end to the day, and there's more money for fun in the snow with free perks such as WiFi, self-parking and cooked-to-order breakfast daily. An outdoor pool, a terrace and a garden are other highlights at this luxurious bed & breakfast. Ski storage is also available. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and nice bathrooms.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 3:30 PM until 8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; access will be through a private entrance
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available at scheduled times)*


  • Area shuttle within 30 km*
  • Ski shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Free daily reception

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Ski storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1928
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Bike parking
  • Hot tub


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)


  • English


  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ski storage
  • Ski lifts nearby
  • Ski runs nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Skiing lessons nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Ski hire shops
  • Snowmobiling nearby

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Television
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Washer and dryer

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance and local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • High chair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 35 per person (one way)
  • Local area shuttle and ski shuttle services are offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 20.00 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 50.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 5 and 12 costs NZD 20.00 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Waiorau Homestead
Waiorau Homestead Cardrona
Waiorau Homestead B&B Wanaka
Waiorau Homestead Wanaka
Waiorau Homestead B&B Cardrona
Waiorau Homestead Cardrona
Waiorau Homestead Bed & breakfast
Waiorau Homestead Bed & breakfast Cardrona

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Waiorau Homestead?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Waiorau Homestead?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Waiorau Homestead?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Waiorau Homestead?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Waiorau Homestead?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 35 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Waiorau Homestead?
You can check in from 3:30 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Waiorau Homestead and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities such as cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling, and in warmer months, enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Waiorau Homestead also has a picnic area and a garden.
Does Waiorau Homestead have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Waiorau Homestead like?
Waiorau Homestead is located a short 11-minute walk from Cardrona Distillery. Travellers recommend the bed & breakfast for its quiet location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Really lovely property, environment, room, and breakfast! Generous and warm hosts, friendly without being overbearing. Perfect night!
Leisa, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Mengfu, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had the most wonderful stay here and really couldn’t recommend it enough! Absolutely wonderful, welcoming hosts, a 10/10 breakfast and a lovely hot tub all to ourselves. One of the best stays we’ve had in NZ!!
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful Accommodation, friendly and very accommodating hosts! We will be back!
Nicky&Robbie, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best place we stayed in our lives
Before arriving we where all over the lower island of New Zealand for 2 weeks already. This was our last night there and the only mistake we made was not booking this homestead for the full 2 weeks. It was the best place we’ve stayed in our trip, much less our entire life. Highly recommend. It was so amazing! From the pool to the hospitality and the owners are so friendly and make you feel so at home. It was gorgeous as outside as in.
Leah, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Clear representations
The place was addressed as 2127b Cadrona Valley Road, Wanaka Cardrona, We assumed that it was in Wanaka. It turned out that it is located 20 minutes drive from Wanaka near a village call Cadrona. We received no email directions to find the place which is tucked in a small turnoff off the main road. On our way there we called twice and was greeted with a message offering us 2 mobile phone numbers to call. The message was delivered so quickly that it was impossible to get the numbers,. Messages that we left was not responded to, Finally when we arrived, we were shown to our room. We found to our dismay that our bathroom wax located across the hall, it was not a room with en-suite as we expected, We wanted to watch the test cricket but found that the television does not work, By then we realised that we can’t be bothered with complaining to the hosts. The positives are that the environment is beautiful and the breakfast we had was well cooked, We believe that clear representation should be made about any property as expectations varies with different guests. Visitors need bet what they expect and pay for
William, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We stayed at Waiorau Homestead for eight nights while we explored and hiked around the surrounding region, and we thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay. First, the location and setting were just what we were after -- quiet, private, far enough away from the crowds of Wanaka but still an easy drive to get to anything you might want to do. The grounds are secluded and well kept, and the inn is clean, cozy, and tastefully decorated with lots of character and style. The owners are wonderful--friendly and welcoming--and they work hard to make your stay a pleasant one at every turn. They are experienced pros who know how to provide great hospitality, with just the right balance between attentiveness and respectful privacy. Great attention is paid to all the right details, large and small. The breakfasts are fantastic, abundant and varied, all fresh and flavorful ingredients. Blyth is an excellent chef, and if you stay here, you should definitely opt to have him cook you one of his 3-course dinners. You won't be disappointed. It might be one of the best meals you have on your trip and will definitely surpass anything you'll find in Wanaka. If you're looking for a small, personalized, and unique place to stay, I would highly recommend Waiorau Homestead. We'll be back again the next time we visit the Cardrona area.
DarrenA, 8-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely beautifully furnished and comfortable home. Such a delightful stay.
Sarah, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review