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The Southern Alps and Fiordland Hotels

Cardrona Hotel

  • Cardrona Valley Rd. Map It
  • Wanaka


  • Stay in a genuinely historic property


  • Historic properties mean squeaky floorboards and hinges

Updated 02/24/2014

Fodor's Review

This classic old country hotel and pub, 20 minutes from Wanaka on the Crown Range Road, is the Cardrona après-ski spot for mulled wine in front of the outdoor fireplace. The recipe for their famous mulled wine is a secret, but the ingredients that make this place so special are evident. Another fireplace roars inside the spacious bar and restaurant. In the summertime, the outdoor beer garden is a great place to relax after a day spent in Wanaka. The hotel was pictured in a well-known Speight's ad depicting hundreds of sheep "parked" outside the pub.

Hotel Information


Cardrona Valley Rd., Wanaka, Otago, RD1, New Zealand

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 16 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Updated 02/24/2014

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