Choose from Two Options
$129 for a one-night stay (up to $227.90 value)
$249 for a two-night stay (up to $455.80 value)
Included in all options:
- Waikonini Room for two people
- Daily breakfast
The Hotel: Waikonini Homestead
Waikonini Homestead is a historic seven-bedroom Victorian home located only five minutes from Peel Forest village. Take time out with your loved one on 10 acres of lush botanic gardens and enjoy the peace and simplicity of the property, originally built in 1882. Wander through the manicured lawns and explore farmland filled with sheep, cattle and deer, or stop off at one of the original pear and apple trees still bearing fruit.
Groupies can enjoy spending time in the spacious Waikonini Room with its cosy furnishings, double bed and vintage décor. Whether the purpose of your visit is to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, or to attend an event close by, creature comforts like heating, high-speed internet, luxury appointed kitchen and an indoor fireplace makes Waikonini Homestead feel like a home away from home. Wake up every morning to a delightful home-cooked meal by your host Mary Casy, before setting forth for the day to explore the property or the mountains and rivers of Peel Forest Park.
- Bed size/type: Double bed
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
- Check-in: 2pm-8pm
- Checkout: 10am
- Parking: Free parking
- Smoking policy: No smoking
The Area: Peel Forest
Peel Forrest is positioned in the foothills of the Southern Alps, situated on the west side of the Rangitata River which separates the scenic forest reserve from thousands of acres of sprawling farmland. Located just 20 minutes drive from Geraldine, the diverse forest area attracts campers, hikers and general nature enthusiasts with its epic spaces, abundant bird life, winding trails and lush rainforest environments. Peel Forest features numerous bush walks and hiking trails to suit tenderfoots to the more experienced, and wind along fern tracks, past waterfalls and around big, ancient trees. The more adventurous hiker can challenge themselves on one of the longer and steeper trails, like the ‘Deer Spur Track’ winding 1311 metres up Little Mt Peel. For those who find relaxation down by the water, the Rangitata River lures fishers, canoeists and rafters.