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5.0 / 5Exceptional
37 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Cardrona Adventure Park
    9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Whitestar Express Quad Chair
    23 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Captain's Express Quad Chair
    24 min drive
  • Airport
    Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.)
    38 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, Mountain View (Kahurangi Room - Queen)

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Superior Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom, Garden View (Harakeke - King & Single)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Superior Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, Garden View (Hukapapa Room - Queen)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Waiorau Homestead is located in Cardrona. Cardrona Adventure Park is a local attraction and if an activity is on the agenda, Cardrona Alpine Resort and Crown Range are worth checking out. Our guests appreciate the bed & breakfast's quiet location.

Visit our Cardrona travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cardrona Adventure Park - 9 min walk
  • Whitestar Express Quad Chair - 23 min drive
  • Captain's Express Quad Chair - 24 min drive
  • MacDougals Quad Chair - 25 min drive
  • Cardrona Alpine Resort - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 38 min drive

About this property

Waiorau Homestead

Luxury bed & breakfast with free breakfast and outdoor pool
Along with an outdoor pool, this bed & breakfast has a spa tub and coffee/tea in a common area. Free cooked-to-order breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free manager's reception. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a library and tour/ticket assistance. All 3 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. TVs with digital channels and DVD players provide a bit of entertainment, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers.
Waiorau Homestead offers 3 forms of accommodation with washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters and premium bedding. Premium digital televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries.
This Cardrona bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include safes; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Return airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request
Local area shuttle (surcharge) up to 30 km
Ski shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–9 AM
Free daily reception
Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

Outdoor pool
Hot tub

Family friendly

DVD player
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Soundproofed rooms



Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Ski storage
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Designated smoking areas
TV in reception

Room amenities


Blackout drapes/curtains
Down comforter
Egyptian cotton sheets
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Pillow-top mattress
Premium bedding


Designer toiletries


digital channels
DVD player
premium channels

Food and drink

Dining room
Free bottled water

Outdoor space

Furnished balcony or patio


Free local calls
Free long-distance calls
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Separate living room
Separate sitting area
Washer and dryer



Check-in between 3:30 PM - 8 PM


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • Airport shuttle service is available upon request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 50.0 per night.
  • Cots (infant beds) are available for NZD 20.0 per day.

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 35 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 20.00 (one-way), (from 5 to 12 years old)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 20.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 50.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

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.

Property is also known as

  • Waiorau Homestead B&B Cardrona
  • Waiorau Homestead Cardrona
  • Waiorau Homestead


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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.

Stayed 8 nights in Nov. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Absolutely beautifully furnished and comfortable home. Such a delightful stay.

Stayed 1 night in Jul. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Apr. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Countryside B&B that can’t be beat

Absolutely beautiful property with gracious hosts. Definitely a hidden gem. Stay here if you can!

Stayed 2 nights in Mar. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Quiet, intimate setting located on a beautifully kept property. Lovely proprietors who know how to make there guests feel welcome.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb. 2019

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