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Mahu Whenua

Rustic luxury eco-lodge meets high-end indulgence

Ultimate eco indulgence
Sleeps up to 10 guests
Heli-ski in / heli-ski out
Set in the backcountry
June to September
From USD 1750 per person


An exclusive, intimate retreat with eco credentials to boot, this sustainably powered, secluded homestead is the ultimate in eco indulgence. Set to a backdrop that spans over 55,000 hectares of majestic natural beauty — towering mountains, lush green valleys, native bush, forests and meandering rivers — Mahu Whenua promises a truly spectacular experience that will leave you teetering ever-so-slightly on the edge of euphoria.  

Featuring five luxurious suites, each set to a soundtrack of romance, you’ll be whisked away into a world of natural beauty, with nothing but the sound of the wind and rummaging of native wildlife to lull you into a state of pure serenity.

The lodge itself is very rustic-chic, with exposed timber beams and stone walls, snuggly sheepskin rugs, decorative chandeliers and modern floor-to-ceiling windows with uninterrupted views of the dramatic outdoor landscapes — the bathtub view is by far the best.

Feast on the freshest of local produce — all meals are included — and for relaxing head out to the terrace to soak up the scenery, take a dip in the outdoor heated pool or curl up indoors on the comfy sofas next to the roaring fire. Here you can relax with a delicious New Zealand drop and plan your itinerary, from horse riding and heli-skiing to local wine tours and photography workshops, Mahu Whenua literally has everything covered.


Just a short 20-minute drive from the quaint town of Wanaka, and around 90 minutes from Queenstown Airport, Mahu Whenua — meaning ‘healing the land’ in Maori — promises pure privacy and isolation, set to a backdrop of native wildlife and beautiful natural landscapes.



  • There are 5 individual one-bedroom suites to choose from, or the lodge is also available on an exclusive-use basis for up to 12 guests (there is also one family suite offering an adjoining bunk room to accommodate an extra 2 children if needed)
  • A delicious menu of fresh, local produce lovingly prepared by Mahu Whenua’s talented chefs 
  • An outdoor heated swimming pool and spa pool
  • On-site hiking and e-bikes 
  • A curated selection of indoor and outdoor activities including heli-skiing and hiking, rock climbing, local wine tours, horse riding, helicopter tours, Fiordland and national park tours, alfresco picnics and art and photography classes, to name a few