Mahu Whenua Homestead near Wanaka is an all-inclusive high country lodge offering alpine and valley views with 55,000 hectares of private trails to explore


Mahu Whenua Homestead is a fully hosted exclusive-use alpine lodge accommodating up to twelve guests. Located just 30 minutes from Wanaka, surrounded by mountains, lakes, meandering rivers and winding valleys, the Homestead and its ridgeline suites sit on 55,000 hectares of private land boasting captivating views of Lake Wanaka. Ideal for private groups and families seeking secluded luxury, guests have access to the Homestead facilities including a library, two open fireplaces, a large open living area with expansive views and a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen. Outside are several spots to unwind - two dining areas, a spa pool (hot tub), a sheltered swimming pool and a large decking area to make the most of the incredible views and location. Accommodation includes all meals prepared by an onsite chef and a local host who will ensure your stay is exceptional.

Mahu Whenua Tui Suite
Mahu Whenua, Luxury Lodge, Wanaka
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What's Included
  • Fresh flowers and cheeseboard on arrival
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by an on-site chef and sous chef (lunch is not included on arrival and departure days)
  • Beverages including premium house wines and beers, soft drinks and tea and coffee
  • Access to the seasonally heated swimming pool, hot spa pool and on-site hiking trails
  • Dedicated on-site host
3Location & Access
Location & Access

Mahu Whenua is located on a private alpine station 30 minutes from Wanaka. Access from Queenstown (1 hour drive) or Wanaka. Heli transfers direct to the property are also available.

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What You Need to Know
Best Room

Tui Suite for its copper bath tub with a view

Suitable For

Private groups and families (exclusive use only)

Best Nearby Walk

Rob Roy Glacier Walk

Best Nearby Park

Mt Aspiring National Park (hiking) and Cardrona (skiing)

Best Food & Wine Experience

Alpine picnic lunch on a back-country hike on the Station's private land

Best Place for Relaxation

In the hot tub or by the fire in the Homestead



Note: From June 2024 Mahu Whenua will operate as an exclusive-use property only.

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