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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.