Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary

Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary is a luxury lodge in the heart of the southern lakes. One of New Zealand's most picturesque landscapes, the opulent farmhouse is a home away from home, with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained.

Wanaka, Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand
Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead Eco Sanctuary
  • Mahu Whenua is an adventurous retreat, perfect for special occasions with family and friends

  • Just 20-minutes from Wanaka, makes the property easily accessible

  • Extending over 500 square km, enjoy unspoilt landscapes all to yourself

  • The Ridgeline Suites have a luxurious farmhouse feel with beautiful interiors, open fireplaces and outstanding views over Lake Wanaka

Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary is a heavenly property which sits across 500 square kilometres of outstanding natural beauty, all protected by the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust. Maori for 'healing the land', this is far more than your average eco-lodge, and, located just 20-minutes away from Wanaka, it could not be easier to get to.

One of the southern lakes most opulent retreats, Mahu Whenua is made up of four luxurious suites, as well as offering the possibility to be hired exclusively for special occasions (sleeping up to 12). Inside, expect big open fireplaces, Wanaka schist stone walls mixed with recycled woods and a rustic yet opulent farmhouse feel. Each suite features plush beds adorned with cosy throws where you can sit and admire the views from your window. With outdoor seating and bathroom views to die for, it'll be hard to leave.

With the owner's focus on sustainable farming practices and protecting the land, Mahu Whenua is one of the largest privately owned conservation in New Zealand. Spend endless time exploring the different areas of this beautiful region, your concierge can advise you on how to make the most of your time.

After a day exploring Central Otago and the Southern Lakes by foot, 4x4 or even plane, return for some delicious lodge-style cuisine. An afternoon with a cup of warming tea and a piece of cake, cheese platters on the terrace with some wine or pre-dinner canapés by the fire, the team of chefs can cater to your every whim. Each stay includes breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as morning and afternoon teas, canapés, any refreshments including wine and other beverages. Guests can also request picnics which can be served up during their time exploring the great outdoors.

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Head down to the stables located within Mahu Whenua for a private lesson or enjoy a hack out on one of their beautiful horses.

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Wanaka, Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand

Mahu Whenua is located near Wanaka in the Southern Lakes of the South Island of New Zealand. Although set within a glacial setting with mountains, lakes and rivers, it is also just a 20-minute drive from Wanaka.

Fly into Queenstown Airport. From there, Mahu Whenua is approximately a 2-hour drive away or alternatively, arrive by helicopter in just 20-minutes from Queenstown.

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