Welcome to the relaxed luxury and homely charm that is Wanaka Homestead. Privately owned and welcoming just 21 guests, the hospitality is warm & attentive, yet discreet.
Situated next to the resplendent Wanaka Station Park on the shores of Lake Wanaka, Wanaka Homestead offers the choice of boutique bed & breakfast accommodation in the Homestead Lodge or self-catering in the family-friendly Ruby Cottage and Lismore Cottage. Wanaka Homestead also warmly welcomes groups that wish to have full use of Wanaka Homestead.
Superbly located, Wanaka Homestead is a stone???s throw from Lake Wanaka and the infamous Wanaka Tree, an easy stroll to the vibrant Wanaka township and a splendid short drive to awe-inspiring vistas and adrenaline-inducing landscapes.
In Wanaka Station Park ??? our ???front yard??? ??? you will find a beautiful, hidden, green park space with a small children???s playground, giant sequoias, Himalayan cedars, a large walnut tree and an enormous rhododendron hedge along with the Station???s surviving orchard, with pears and apples free for picking. Towering redwoods and a rose arbor featuring heirloom roses popular in the early 1900s will lead you down to the shores of Wanaka Lake ??? and the Wanaka Tree ??? and to the start of seemingly endless stunningly beautiful walking tracks.
Map & Directions
1 Homestead Close, Wanaka
Directions to Property
By Road - Wanaka is 5 hours* driving time from Christchurch, 1.5 hours from Haast on the West Coast, 38 minutes from Cromwell and 3.5 hours from Dunedin. Bus services also run daily from Christchurch (6 hours), Dunedin (4 hours) and Queenstown (1 hour via Queenstown airport). Click here for full and current information on bus services.
* Travel times assume reasonable driving conditions and the most direct route.
By Air - The Wanaka Connexions shuttle bus meets flights into and out of Queenstown airport and provides a ???door to door??? service (about 1 hour travel time). Click here for current information on getting to Wanaka by air.
Directions (if arriving by car):
If arriving from Christchurch, the West Coast, Cromwell or Dunedin, stay on the main road keeping Lake Wanaka on your right hand side. You will see Wanaka Homestead on your right 1.5km (just under a mile) after passing Wanaka town's information centre.
If arriving from Queenstown via the Crown Range (Cardrona Valley Road), the road will end at a T junction with Lake Wanaka directly in front of you. Turn left at the T junction and proceed for 900m (984 yards). Wanaka Homestead is on the right-hand side, with the car park off Mount Aspiring Road - turn into our driveway just under our large hanging sign.
Cancellation Policy to the end of December 2021 due to Covid-19:
In the event of booking cancellation Wanaka Homestead will apply the following fees:
Within reason and outside the 7-day window cancellation will be free free & free.
*And then within 7 days of the booking if the New Zealand Government & Ministry of Health closes your lovely city/country off from us and makes it impossible for you to access us ??? we understand. We will work with you to move or change your booking where able ??? if unable to move it please be assured that we will not take your money if the cancellation is covid restriction related. If not covid related cancelled within the 7 day booking window or a no show 100% of the booking cost will be taken.
In the case of Exclusive Use Bookings of the Homestead:
We will work with you to move your booking to a shiny new date that follows all Government & Ministry of Health advice of when we are able to.
*Please note: to secure an Exclusive Booking a 20% non-refundable deposit is required. Should you need to move your booking this same deposit will just move with you into your new booking.