Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary, Wanaka, New Zealand
Located just 15 minutes out of Wanaka in New Zealand’s South Island, this luxury hosted experience is available on an exclusive-use basis for up to 12 guests. Mahu Whenua consists of four adjoining iconic high country sheep stations owned by renowned international record
producer Mutt Lange. What makes Mahu Whenua so very special is its magical story. From the start, Mutt’s vision has been to regenerate the land on the stations. In addition to introducing sustainable farming practices he has started an extensive plant regeneration and native bird breeding programme which has been an enormous success. The Ridgeline Homestead was built in 2007 as the original New Zealand home for the owners. Some clever redesigning of the interiors has been undertaken and now it is opening its doors to guests for the very first time.
As soon as they arrive, guests will be able to relax, absorb the breathtaking views and be indulged by our attentive team. The house is a rustic design with modern features to ensure easy living . A sprawling farmhouse kitchen, large open living room, dining room and media room provide endless spaces for guests to unwind. It has numerous outdoor locations 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 guest transfers or as a base for heli-based activities.
The Ridgeline Homestead features the Tui master suite, Kereru guest suite and Komako family bunkroom sleeping up to 4 guests, while the Weka and Pukeko self-contained cottages can each accommodate 2 guests (with the Pukeko cottage featuring a king split). There is also a nanny/security room in the Homestead which can sleep two extra people. The two cottages are a very short walk from the Homestead nestled amongst native beech forests. The Homestead boasts incredible uninterrupted views of Mt Aspiring National Park and Lake Wanaka, while the Cottages look over the stables and the Motatapu River.
All stays will be fully hosted with a dedicated concierge team, experienced guides on hand for our guided activities, and creative and innovative chefs to cater exceptional cuisine and award winning local wines. Included in your stay are all meals prepared by private Mahu Whenua chef (breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon teas, snacks, canapés, picnics etc), Mahu Whenua staff (including private guide and concierge), New Zealand wine and beverages served with dinner and pre-dinner cocktails, Immersive 4WD introductory tour.
Facilities: The Ridgeline Homestead and Cottages have extensive indoor/outdoor living areas, a heated swimming pool and spa pool. The helipad on the front lawn of the Homestead is perfect for guest transfers or as a base for heli based experiences.