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Mahu Whenua

With captivating views of Lake Wanaka & surrounding mountains Manu Whenua provides a total privacy in unforgettable surroundings


Located in New Zealand's South Island just 20 minutes drive from central Wanaka or 10 minutes helicopter transfer from Queenstown Airport, the Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead and Eco Sanctuary is easily accessible while giving you the feeling of seclusion and privacy on what is virtually your own private national park.

Inside the Homestead you’ll find a large living area multiple open fires and panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and the mountains. A sprawling farmhouse kitchen, cosy dining room, and media and games room complete the main lodge. Outside guests may unwind in privacy beside the outdoor fireplace or in the heated swimming pool or spa pool.


Five luxurious Ridgeline Suites offer incredible views and supreme privacy. Sleeping up to two people each they feature a king or king-split bed and ensuite with bath, and are equipped with WiFi, television and a telephone. The Komako Family Suite also has an adjoining bunk room which can accommodate 2 additional children <16 years old.

With each suite stay you’ll have access to all of the Homestead facilities including two open fireplaces, a large open living area with expansive views and a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen. Inside the Homestead you’ll also enjoy two dining areas, library, as well as plenty of storage.


The cuisine at Mahu Whenua will be an integral and memorable part of your stay. A creative and innovative Mahu Whenua chef will tailor the menu to your specific requirements and source the freshest local produce (some having been produced at Mahu Whenua itself).

To ensure your stay is as relaxing as possible, all meals are included - breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon teas, refreshments and picnics.

Pre-dinner canapés are also included, as well as a complimentary premium wine or beverage of your choice served with canapés.


Mahu Whenua consists of four high country sheep stations - Motatapu, Mt Soho, Glencoe and Coronet Peak - stretching between Wanaka and Queenstown over 55,000 hectares of some of the most iconic and dramatic natural alpine scenery in New Zealand.

As a Mahu Whenua guest you have a myriad of exclusive high quality activities on your doorstep, both passive and adventurous, all easily accessible and set amongst spectacular scenery.

The Mahu Whenua Experience

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