Mahu Whenua

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    • Stunning luxury lodge on New Zealand's South Island
    • 5 beautiful suites can be booked individually or together
    • Spectacular views of mountains & Lake Wanaka
    • Fully hosted by a concierge team, guides & chefs
    • All meals, evening canapés & pre dinner drinks included
    • Outdoor swimming pool & helipad on the front lawn
    • Located just an hour drive from Queenstown


Set on 55,000 private hectares and surrounded by towering mountains, lush green valleys, native bush and meandering rivers, Mahu Whenua is a stunning luxury lodge and eco sanctuary in Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island. This country retreat is ideal for weddings & corporate events and consists of a homestead with three suites, a family bunk room, and two cottage suites. The five suites may be booked individually as well, making it perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway.

Mahu Whenua offers endless activities for you to enjoy, including horse trekking, hiking and biking, picnics beside alpine rivers, and fascinating conservation tours. You can also arrange to go skiing, fishing or hunting nearby. If you're a nature lover, a short helicopter ride can take you to the beautiful Fiordland National Park or Mt. Aspiring National Park. Or, you can choose to just spend the afternoon lounging beside the outdoor pool or at any of the other locations on the expansive property where you can simply relax and take in the incredible views.

One of the things that makes Mahu Whenua so special is its magical location. More than 90% of the 550 sq km property has been protected by covenants ensuring that extensive plant regeneration and native bird breeding programmes shall continue in perpetuity, making it the largest conservation undertaking on private land in New Zealand’s history.

This world class luxury lodge is fully hosted with a dedicated concierge team, experienced guides who are on hand for guided tours and activities, and in-house chefs that prepare sumptuous meals for you that can be enjoyed with premium wine or beer. All meals are included during your stay along with pre-dinner drinks and canapés each evening.

The Homestead boasts a rustic design with stone interior walls, polished timber floors, and large glass windows with breathtaking views of Mt. Aspiring National Park and Lake Wanaka. The house also has a large open plan living area with two open fireplaces, dining room, library, fully equipped farmhouse kitchen, and enough space for everyone to enjoy some alone time. Right outside on the front lawn is a helipad for easy transfers or heli-based activities.

Mahu Whenua can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. Two guests can sleep in each of the Homestead Suites, four in the Family Bunkroom, and two guests in each of the self-contained Cottage Suites nearby the homestead. If required, two additional people can be accommodated in a staff room that offers two single beds. 

Homestead Suites

Featuring picturesque views of Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountains, the two well-appointed suites inside the Homestead are each fitted with a king size bed and ensuite bathroom with an indulgent bath tub. The Master Tui Suite & the Kereru Suite can be booked individually, or together for an Exclusive Use booking of the entire property.

Cottage Suites

Nestled among native beech forest and overlooking the Motatapu River are two self-contained Cottage Suites. Located just a short walk from the main homestead, each suite is fitted with a king-split bed and ensuite bathroom with a bath tub boasting fabuous views. The Weca Cottage Suite & Pukeko Cottage Suite can be booked individually, or together for an Exclusive Use booking of the entire property.

Instant Booking Confirmation

Your full or partial payment will be processed by the operator directly according to their own terms & conditions.

Mahu Whenua may charge additional fees not shown above. Please see the information below for further details.

Accommodation Information

Type: Lodges & Hotels
Confirmation: Instant book
Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 11:00
Min. Nights: 2-3
Max. Guests: 12
Child Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Events: Yes - Conditions apply
Beds: All Suites: 1 King (or Twin on request). Bunk Room: 4 Single (Bunks). Staff Room: 2 Single (on request - additional fee applies)


Payment: Direct to operator
Currency: NZD
Fees: Up to $1,500 refundable bond (amount confirmed upon booking), 3.5% Visa/Mastercard, 4.5% Amex
Deposit Amount: 25% booking total
Payment Methods: Bank Transfer, Visa, Mastercard, Amex
Balance Due: 30 days prior to arrival (60 days in Peak Season)
Terms & Conditions: Your booking will be made directly with the operator according to their regular terms & conditions.


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Air Conditioning Kitchen Ceiling Fans
Games Laundry Facilities Microwave
Meeting Facilities Wood Fire Entertainment System
Television Bath Helipad
Outdoor Jacuzzi Internet Swimming Pool
Fridge Apple TV Library
Parking Tea & Coffee Facilities


Breakfast Concierge Service Lunch
Dinner Pre-Dinner Drinks Evening Canapés
Select Alcoholic Beverages

Optional Extras

In-house Catering Spa Treatments Private Chef
Local Tours Massage Treatments Food Provisioning
Helicopter Flight Cooking Class

Note: Accommodation facilities, inclusions, fees & payment information is subject to change without notice. If you find any incorrect information, please let us know.

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