Just outside of Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island, on a high country sheep station, sits Mahu Whenua, the Ridgeline Homestead and Eco Sanctuary.
Meaning ‘healing of the land’, this spectacularly beautiful property consisting of four adjoining sheep stations offers discerning guests 550 sq. km of majestic alpine landscape.
Since purchasing the property in 2005, the owner’s vision has been to regenerate the land on the stations after a history of extensive high country farming. The luxurious lodge is now open for up to 12 guests, with just four private suites that are simply divine.
Take your pick of the Kereru Suite, the Tui Suite, the Kimberley Suite or the Weka and Pukeko Cottage Suites, all featuring views over the spellbinding landscape.
Located just 20 minutes’ drive from Wanaka, or a ten-minute helicopter flight from Queenstown, the property is ideal for lovers of the outdoors, with hiking trails, horse riding, mountain biking and yoga, as well as three ski resorts within easy reach.
You can also take conservation tours to learn about the native plant and bird projects underway and sustainable farming practices being undertaken on the property.