Mahu Whenua

5 Bedroom - Sleeps 12
Wanaka, New Zealand

Mahu Whenua is a unique opportunity to experience life on your own eco-sanctuary.  Guests are given total privacy in this very special place, with over 136,000 acres of majestic natural beauty showcasing New Zealand’s finest landscapes – mighty mountains, beautiful green valleys, native bush, forests and meandering rivers.  

The Mahu Whenua Homestead offers uninterrupted and unbeatable views of Mt Aspiring National Park and Lake Wanaka and is styled in a rustic design with modern features. This beautiful home can accommodate up to twelve guests in four beautifully appointed Suites and a custom built bunk room, whilst the large open living room, glass-roofed dining room, farmhouse kitchen, and a games and media room provide endless spaces to unwind. The property is easily accessible by car from central Wanaka, and an on-site helipad is perfect for easy transfers or heli-based activities, with plenty of inspiring scenery to be enjoyed from above.

Your stay in this stunning villa will be fully hosted with a dedicated concierge team, experienced guides available for on-site adventures, and creative and innovative chefs to cater your stay with delicious cuisine. You will enjoy breakfasts, gourmet lunches and delightful dinners prepared by the in-house Chef team all included in your stay.

What makes this property so very magical is its conservation story. Over 90% of the land has been protected by covenants ensuring that the extensive plant regeneration and native bird breeding programmes undertaken by the owner shall continue in perpetuity.  This makes it the largest conservation undertaking on private land in New Zealand’s history.

The name “Mahu Whenua” is very fitting for this magical haven and translates to “healing the land” - to stay at this property is to experience part of it’s magical conservation story.


& Activities

Why stay at Mahu Whenua...

  • 136,000 acres of private land and New Zealand's largest private conservation project to explore

  • Exquisite stables and horse arena, and hundreds of kilometres of private riding trails throughout the property

  • Private hiking and biking trails  available exclusively to guests

  • Backcountry hut BBQ dining experiences available for an authentic taste of New Zealand high country 

  • On-site helipad with exclusive landing rights to locations throughout the Mototapu Valley and tailor made flight paths available to guests

  • On-site heli-skiing available

  • Private swimming pool and hot plunge pool with alpine views

  • All meals prepared by your private in-house chef

  • Outdoor entertaining area with fireplace and outdoor kitchen facilities

  • In-villa private massages, facials and bowen therapy available

  • Personal concierge available to guests to create tailor-made itineraries during guest stays.  Contact us to discuss your travel aspirations. ​


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