Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary
Mahu Whenua – “healing the land”
Enjoy total privacy on over 55,000 hectares (550sq km or 200sq miles) of majestic beauty – towering mountains, lush green valleys, native bush, forests and meandering rivers.
Mahu Whenua consists of four adjoining high country sheep stations (Motatapu, Mt Soho, Glencoe and Coronet Peak) which stretch from Wanaka through to Queenstown. Easily accessible, the Ridgeline Homestead at Mahu Whenua is only 20 minutes drive from Wanaka, 60 minutes drive from Queenstown or a 10 minute helicopter transfer from Queenstown Airport.
The Homestead boasts uninterrupted views of Mt Aspiring National Park and Lake Wanaka and has a rustic design with modern features to ensure easy living. A sprawling farmhouse kitchen, large open living room, dining room, and a media and games room provide endless spaces to unwind. Numerous outdoor locations will allow you to simply sit and absorb the view, dine or lounge beside the pool and watch friends and family enjoy croquet or pentaque. The helipad on the front lawn is perfect for easy transfers or heli-based activities.
Exclusive-use of the Homestead sleeps up to 12 people. The Homestead itself sleeps eight guests – two in each of the Homestead Suites which feature king or king-split beds with ensuite and bath, and four in the Family Bunkroom. There is also a staff room in the Homestead which can sleep two in two single beds if required. A very short walk from the Homestead and nestled amongst native beech forests are the self-contained Cottage Suites which look out over the Motatapu River and stables. Each Cottage Suite can accommodate 2 guests with king-split beds and ensuite with bath.
The four individual Suites may be booked out individually as well – please click here for more information.
Your stay will be fully hosted with a dedicated concierge team, experienced guides on hand for guided activities, and creative and innovative chefs to cater exceptional cuisine and premium wines and beers. You’ll enjoy gourmet breakfasts, lunches and dinners prepared by the in-house Chef included in your stay.
What makes Mahu Whenua so very special is its magical story. More than 90% of the land 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.
There are endless activities to enjoy on the property including horse trekking, heli-excursions (including heli-skiing in winter), hiking, mountain biking, picnics beside alpine rivers, mountain top lunches, 4WD adventures, conservation tours, feeding the native birds and so much more. You can also access Fiordland National Park and Mt Aspiring National Park by a short helicopter ride or go hunting, fishing or skiing nearby.
Be a part of this conversation wonder and stay on what is virtually your own private national park!
Bedroom 1: 1 x King bed with En-Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 x King bed with En-Suite
Bedroom 3: 1 x King bed with En-Suite
Bedroom 4: 1 x King bed with En-Suite
Bedroom 5: 4 x Bunk beds