Te Ariki Nui

625, Ballantyne Rd, Wanaka, Wanaka
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

- Runner-up, NZ Home & Entertaining Home of the Year Award 2005 - Secluded rural location only 10 minutes from central Wanaka - Warm and stylish, for those seeking a unique Central Otago Experience Designed by award-winning architect Paul Clarke, this very special house is home-away from home for NZ Fashion icon Robyn Hall. Nestled in a gentle gully on a four-hectare lifestyle block 10 minutes drive from Wanaka. The house takes in 360 degree panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and tussock land, while retaining absolute privacy. This unique home is the perfect hideaway for a ski trip with friends, a family long weekend or base for a Wanaka Wedding or occasion. The perfect entertainers venue, it offers an open plan kitchen with all the tools of the trade; a breakfast bar for casual meals and a large dining table where you can sit and dine while watching the sun set on the mountains. In the summer the floor to ceiling glass walls can be pushed back to allow the outside in, while in winter the house stays cosy and warm with double-glazed glass throughout, underfloor heating and a gas fireplace suspended at one end of the living area. The master bedroom at the opposite end of the house has a stunning Agape bath placed by the window so you can bathe and relax while taking in that very special Central Otago landscape. A breezeway on the eastern side leads to a separate 1 bedroom studio which includes a kitchenette and en suite. From here it is just a couple of meters to the spa, discreetly hidden in the deck area. The property is great for kids big and small - explore the abundant orchard, feed the very friendly Alpacas and discover the outdoor sculptures placed discreetly around the grounds. The owner is a supporter of NZ art and this is evident inside & out. Works by Jeff Thompson, Martin Hill & Hannah Kidd to name a few. ''We have had the best time in this beautiful house. Two small families have loved the Alpacas, the spa, the space & the heavenly views. The house is divine & we felt really privileged to stay here. It has nourished our souls. We really hope to be back next year'. 07/08/16 The Solaris & The Nicholson's.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Sky TV
Spa Bath
Spa pool
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Gas heating
Food processor
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Ensuite Bathroom
Gas log fire
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Under floor heating

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Queen(s), 2 Single(s), 1 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

Exquisite 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. The house is set on 4 hectares, in a gentle gully which offers complete privacy. Tranquil rural location, only a 10 minute drive from Central Wanaka. Outdoor spa and BBq area.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

The Wanaka area is renowned for it's outdoor lifestyle - mountain biking, walks, boating & fishing and rockclimbing. In winter it becomes a haven for snowsports - Cardrona and Treble Cone ski fields are only a 20 minute drive away. The Snow Farm offers kms of pristine cross country terrain. For those looking for something a little more sedate visit local wineries such as Rippon or Mt Maude and sample the local Pinot Noir; or browse the shops and galleries followed up with lunch at a Lakeside Cafe. Wanaka has it all. This beautiful area is renowned for boating, fishing, walking, rock-climbing, biking, golf (the golf-course is two minutes drive away), wineries (Rippon & Mt Maude), skiing, great cafes and restaurants.


Average Rating: 4
1 total review

Great place. Really enjoyed our stay. Thanks Nicola.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
26 Aug - 30 Oct $550 / Night for 6 guests$602 Nights
Rest of year$700 / Night for 6 guests$602 Nights
26 Aug - 30 Oct
$550 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $60Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$700 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $60Min. stay: 2 Nights
Please note that for groups exceeding 6 the studio can be added. We charge a base rate of $120 per night for the studio whether there are 1 or 2 people.




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