To stay in one of New Zealand’s luxury lodges is to experience the finest accommodation in the most comfortable surroundings, enjoying all the warmth and good humour of the famed Kiwi hospitality.
New Zealand’s luxury lodges are small and intimate. They range from 3 to 25 suites, and offer fine lodging and cuisine in unique surroundings. There are lodges overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in the heart of wine growing regions, high country estate, lake edge and adjoining national parks. Each lodge offers a unique experience, with individual value-added features such as personalized guides and access to exclusive recreational activities. The local knowledge of your hosts ensures you will enjoy the best of the beautiful New Zealand environment.
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Wanaka, South Island
Enjoy total privacy, unforgettable experiences and exquisite cuisine in a setting which spans over 550 square kilometres of majestic beauty – towering mountains, lush green valleys, native forest and meandering rivers.
Mahu Whenua will give you the feeling of rural seclusion and privacy on what is virtually your own private national park, less than 30 minutes drive from central Wanaka.
The five Ridgeline Suites are beautifully appointed with captivating lake, mountain or river views, and feature luxurious finishes befitting of the environment. The Homestead and Suites are also available on an exclusive- use basis for groups or families travelling together.
Mahu Whenua Homestead is the perfect base for you to explore the expansive property, which consists of four adjoining high country sheep stations, stretching from Wanaka through to Queenstown and offering some of the most iconic and dramatic natural alpine scenery in New Zealand.
What makes Mahu Whenua so very special is its magical story. The owner has introduced sustainable farming practices, as well as an extensive plant regeneration and native bird breeding programme. More than 90% of the land has been protected by covenants making it the largest conservation undertaking on private land in New Zealand’s history. The name Mahu Whenua aptly translates to “healing the land”.
This is your chance to experience a unique and unforgettable eco sanctuary and lodge holiday in New Zealand.