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What we love

  • Situated on 55,000 hectares of land
  • Local helipad for transfers and activities

The area of 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 property at Mahu Whenua is only 20 minutes drive from Wanaka, 60 minutes drive from Queenstown or a 10 minute helicopter transfer from Queenstown Airport to the local helipad.

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. This is the largest conservation undertaking on private land in New Zealand’s history.

The estate 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 petanque.

The local helipad is perfect for easy transfers or heli-based activities.

Exclusive-use of the property sleeps up to 12 people. The Homestead itself sleeps eight guests – two in each of the 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.

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  • Helipad
  • Private Pool
  • Home Cinema
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool Table
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • TV
  • Family Friendly
  • Estate

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In-Depth Villa Details


2 x Homestead Suites with king or twin king bed and ensuite bathrooms with bathtub

1 x Komako Family Bunkroom with 4 x bunk beds

2 x Cottage Suites (self-contained) with twin king beds and ensuite bathrooms with bathtub



Living area

Dining area

Fully equipped kitchen


Satellite TV

Games room

Pool table

Billiards table

Media room

Drying room


Laundry facilities



Private swimming pool

Hot tub

Sun loungers



Alfresco dining area

Outside fireplace


Mountain views




All meals prepared by in-house Mahu Whenua Chef (breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon teas, refreshments and picnics)

Mahu Whenua staff 

Pre-dinner canapés

Cocktails served with pre-dinner canapés (including wine and beer)



Wedding venue

On-site activities

Security deposit is equivalent to one night's stay