Located in New Zealand’s South Island just twenty minutes drive from central Wānaka, the Ridgeline Homestead and Cottages at Mahu Whenua are easily accessible while giving you the feeling of seclusion and privacy on what is virtually your own private national park.
Mahu Whenua has five individual Ridgeline Suites (three Homestead Suites and two Cottage Suites) and is also available on an exclusive-use basis for up to twelve guests. One of the Ridgeline Suites can also accommodate two children in an adjoining bunk room – perfect for families looking to add a touch of luxury to their Wanaka holiday.
The property consists of four adjoining high country sheep stations – Motatapu, Mt Soho, Glencoe and Coronet Peak – which, combined, stretch from Glendhu Bay in Wānaka all the way through to Arrowtown in Queenstown and host some of the most iconic and dramatic natural alpine scenery in New Zealand.
What makes Mahu Whenua so very special is its magical story. From the start, the owner’s vision has been to regenerate the land on the stations. In addition to introducing sustainable farming practices, he has started an extensive plant regeneration and native bird breeding programme which has been an enormous success.
To ensure that the owner’s conservation initiatives continue, more than 90% of the land has been protected by covenants (Queen Elizabeth II National Trust), 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 an unforgettable eco-sanctuary and lodge holiday in New Zealand.