Waiorau Homestead

Star Rating
4.5 out of 5
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5.0 / 5Exceptional
36 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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Book online or call:

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

    Room Amenities

    • 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, Mountain View (Kahurangi Room - Queen)

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • 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.

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
  • Popular Location
    MacDougals Quad Chair - 25 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Cardrona Alpine Resort - 25 min drive

Getting around

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

About this property

Waiorau Homestead

An outdoor pool, a spa tub and coffee/tea in a common area are available at this bed & breakfast. 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 find comforts such as Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters.



Check-in between 3:30 PM - 8 PM

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.


Check-out before 10:30 AM

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.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 20.0 per day.


  • Pets not allowed

Payment types at the property


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

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
  • Washer/dryer


  • Library

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • 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


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • digital channels
  • DVD player
  • premium channels
  • TV

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)
  • Safe
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Washer and dryer

Nearby things to do


  • Cross-country skiing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Ecotours
  • Golf lessons
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Ski equipment hire
  • Skiing lessons
  • Skydiving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing


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

5/5 Excellent

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

Stayed 1 night in Jul. 2019

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Apr. 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

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

5/5 Excellent

This boutique hotel makes you feel like you are dear friends who have come to visit. The setting is spectacular and the property is set on a cozy rise overlooking pastures and across to the mountains of the Cardrona ski area. The food is first rate. Blythe and Ann provide for your every need. Hiking is available right from the front door. Riding facilities are nearby, and a wonderful distillery is just two pasture gates away if you want a delightful tour. Queenstown and Wanaka are within a twenty minute drive and the historic Cardrona Hotel, with awesome beer garden is a mere two minutes from the property. Splendid accommodations, excellent food, good location, and charming proprietors make Waiorau a terrific choice to stay.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan. 2019

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