Mahu Whenua - Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary

Mahu Whenua offers total privacy, unforgettable experiences and exquisite food and wine in a setting which spans over 55,000 hectares of majestic beauty – towering mountains, lush green valleys, native bush, forests and meandering rivers.

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Located in New Zealand's South Island just 20 minutes drive from central Wanaka, 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 12 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 Wanaka 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.


Helicopter or private vehicle transfers available upon request.


Groups can enjoy exclusive use, offering complete privacy with accommodation for up to 12 people with use of all five Ridgeline Suites, as well as the bunk room (which sleeps an additional two people).

Physical Address

Motatapu Road, Glendhu Bay, Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand


$1850.00 to $15500.00

Price includes: all meals prepared by our in house chef, premium wine & beverages served with dinner, pre dinner canapés and wifi.

Facilities & Features
  • Breakfast
  • Children Welcome
  • Internet (Public Use)
  • Laundry
  • Licensed Bar
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
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