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MAHU WHENUA HOMESTEAD & ECO SANCTUARY

Mahu Whenua (“healing the land”) consists of four high country sheep stations. Motatapu, Mt Soho, Glencoe & Coronet Peak – stretching between Wanaka & Queenstown over 55,000 hectares of some of the most iconic & dramatic natural alpine scenery in New Zealand. DJets is the private jet charter company that gets you there in style. As a Mahu Whenua guest you will have a myriad of exclusive high quality activities on your doorstep, both passive & adventurous, all easily accessible & set amongst spectacular scenery.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning/afternoon tea, pre-dinner canapés, refreshments, picnics & complimentary premium wine or beverage are included.

5 Ridgeline Suites each with →

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Communal Pool

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From NZ$1950 per night
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Extra beds: available on request

ACTIVITIES
  • Helicopter Adventures
  • Horse Riding
  • Station Orientation Farm Tour
  • Hiking / Heli-Hiking
  • Mountain Biking / Heli-Biking
  • Central Otago Wine Tour
  • Wellness
  • Winter Sports
  • Rock Climbing
    (Via Ferrata)
  • Fly or Spin Fishing
  • Art & Photography Workshop
  • Water Sports
ACTIVITIES
  • Helicopter Adventures
  • Horse Riding
  • Station Orientation Farm Tour
  • Hiking / Heli-Hiking
  • Mountain Biking / Heli-Biking
  • Central Otago Wine Tour
  • Wellness
  • Winter Sports
  • Rock Climbing
    (Via Ferrata)
  • Fly or Spin Fishing
  • Art & Photography Workshop
  • Water Sports
HELICOPTER ADVENTURES

With such an expansive area to yourself, helicopter charter flights are the absolute best way to get to know the Mahu Whenua landscape and the nearby regions of Fiordland National Park, Mt Aspiring National Park and Milford Sound.

HELICOPTER ADVENTURES

With such an expansive area to yourself, helicopter is the absolute best way to get to know the Mahu Whenua landscape and the nearby regions of Fiordland National Park, Mt Aspiring National Park and Milford Sound.

HORSE RIDING

With the impressive stables just a short walk from the Homestead, it is hard not to get involved with the beautiful horses. If you have little experience with horses, you may wish to just pat them at the stables or be led around the grounds. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, there are plenty of trails designed for horse trekking taking you through river crossings, native beech forest, over rolling hills, up valleys and more.

STATION ORIENTATION FARM TOUR

Mahu Whenua stretches all the way from Wanaka to Arrowtown, Queenstown, so there is a lot of land to explore! Whether you’d like to take an introductory immersive 4WD tour or to delve deeper into Mahu Whenua country, there are options for everyone – spend a half-day exploring the old roads, shepherds’ huts and the working farm, or a full-day excursion where you can travel deep into the heart of the valley, with multiple stops along the way.

HIKING / HELI-HIKING

There are endless trails for hiking around Mahu Whenua. Wander down to the stables for a short walk, down to the gorge to go swimming, or to the river to pan for gold. For a bigger adventure, get picked up by helicopter on the front lawn of the lodge and spend a half or full day exploring one of the many beautiful corners of the property. Your chef can provide a picnic to enjoy mountain top, or beside a meandering river on your journey.

MOUNTAIN BIKING / HELI-BIKING

Explore Wanaka by mountain bike or, for a more unique experience, have a helicopter pick you, your guide and your bikes up from the on-site helipad and drop you atop a mountain. Enjoy the fun trails as you descend while taking in the incredible scenery. Guided helibiking can be tailored to your skill and confidence level.

CENTRAL OTAGO WINE TOUR

This is the ultimate tour for wine aficionados encompassing the iconic Gibbston Valley, Bannockburn and Lowburn wine making regions.

WELLNESS

You may feel like a massage after exploring Mahu Whenua or a spa day with a group. The terrace in front of the Homestead is the perfect place for a morning vinyasa flow or pilates practice. There are several different treatments that can be arranged for you at your Mahu Whenua haven.

WINTER SPORTS

Come winter you are snug in the middle of New Zealand’s Southern Alps with winter activities right at your doorstep. Treble Cone and Cardrona ski fields are within driving distance for skiing and snowboarding. Or you may wish to go guided backcountry ski touring or split boarding, cat skiing or heli-skiing. If going downhill at speed isn’t your thing, other options include cross country skiing, snow shoeing and snowmobiling.

ROCK CLIMBING
(VIA FERRATA)

The Via Ferrata rock climbing tours are located close to Mahu Whenua and are perfect for beginners and families.

FLY OR SPIN FISHING

Why not design a fly or spin fishing trip? There are some fantastic fishing spots nearby where you can fly or drive in with your guide. Enjoy a delicious packed lunch prepared by your Mahu Whenua chef as you break on the river’s edge.

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Mahu Whenua is the epitome of dramatic New Zealand alpine scenery. Whether you think you have artistic flare or not, our guided photography tours and art classes are a great opportunity to relax amongst beautiful landscapes and learn something new – maybe even take away your own creation in memory of this special place.

WATER SPORTS

With Mahu Whenua located in the Queenstown Lakes region of Central Otago, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of ‘on water’ options nearby. Options include guided kayaking and paddle boarding on Lake Wanaka and jet boating.

HORSE RIDING

With the impressive stables just a short walk from the Homestead, it is hard not to get involved with the beautiful horses. If you have little experience with horses, you may wish to just pat them at the stables or be led around the grounds. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, there are plenty of trails designed for horse trekking taking you through river crossings, native beech forest, over rolling hills, up valleys and more.

STATION ORIENTATION FARM TOUR

Mahu Whenua stretches all the way from Wanaka to Arrowtown, Queenstown, so there is a lot of land to explore! Whether you’d like to take an introductory immersive 4WD tour or to delve deeper into Mahu Whenua country, there are options for everyone – spend a half-day exploring the old roads, shepherds’ huts and the working farm, or a full-day excursion where you can travel deep into the heart of the valley, with multiple stops along the way.

HIKING / HELI-HIKING

There are endless trails for hiking around Mahu Whenua. Wander down to the stables for a short walk, down to the gorge to go swimming, or to the river to pan for gold. For a bigger adventure, get picked up by helicopter on the front lawn of the lodge and spend a half or full day exploring one of the many beautiful corners of the property. Your chef can provide a picnic to enjoy mountain top, or beside a meandering river on your journey.

MOUNTAIN BIKING / HELI-BIKING

Explore Wanaka by mountain bike or, for a more unique experience, have a helicopter pick you, your guide and your bikes up from the on-site helipad and drop you atop a mountain. Enjoy the fun trails as you descend while taking in the incredible scenery. Guided helibiking can be tailored to your skill and confidence level.

CENTRAL OTAGO WINE TOUR

This is the ultimate tour for wine aficionados encompassing the iconic Gibbston Valley, Bannockburn and Lowburn wine making regions.

WELLNESS

You may feel like a massage after exploring Mahu Whenua or a spa day with a group. The terrace in front of the Homestead is the perfect place for a morning vinyasa flow or pilates practice. There are several different treatments that can be arranged for you at your Mahu Whenua haven.

WINTER SPORTS

Come winter you are snug in the middle of New Zealand’s Southern Alps with winter activities right at your doorstep. Treble Cone and Cardrona ski fields are within driving distance for skiing and snowboarding. Or you may wish to go guided backcountry ski touring or split boarding, cat skiing or heli-skiing. If going downhill at speed isn’t your thing, other options include cross country skiing, snow shoeing and snowmobiling.

ROCK CLIMBING
(VIA FERRATA)

The Via Ferrata rock climbing tours are located close to Mahu Whenua and are perfect for beginners and families.

FLY OR SPIN FISHING

Why not design a fly or spin fishing trip? There are some fantastic fishing spots nearby where you can fly or drive in with your guide. Enjoy a delicious packed lunch prepared by your Mahu Whenua chef as you break on the river’s edge.

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Mahu Whenua is the epitome of dramatic New Zealand alpine scenery. Whether you think you have artistic flare or not, our guided photography tours and art classes are a great opportunity to relax amongst beautiful landscapes and learn something new – maybe even take away your own creation in memory of this special place.

WATER SPORTS

With Mahu Whenua located in the Queenstown Lakes region of Central Otago, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of ‘on water’ options nearby. Options include guided kayaking and paddle boarding on Lake Wanaka and jet boating.

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Queenstown/
Wanaka to
Mahu Whenua
Queenstown/
Wanaka Airports
to Mahu Whenua
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