Set on a stunning 2000 hectares, Criffel Farmstay offer a range of accommodation in Wanaka, just a short 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of town. You can enjoy stunning views over the Wanaka Basin in a native bush setting. The authentic family-run working deer farm offers you the chance to meet and feed the friendly alpaca and sheep and visit the majestic deer as they graze, with stunning panoramic views and interactive farm yard.

Experience farm life in either one of our 3-bedroom, self contained Shearer’s Quarters or Gardener’s Cottage

Or are you looking for the perfect balance of outdoors and luxury? Kanuka Glamping is the answer. Where fresh air and mountain views meet high living, charm and comfort.

Whether you’re a Wanaka local or it’s your first visit to the region, why not take advantage of our concierge service for advice and recommendations anything from restaurants, and activities to rental and much more!  We are here for anything you might need prior to and during your stay!

For directions, please head to our contact page. 

Shearer’s Quarters


Sleeps: up to 5pax

Configuration: 1 king room, 1 twin room, 1 single room

For a true slice of NZ life, the Shearers Quarters is delightful. Lovingly restored, this charming cottage is sheltered and secluded. You may choose to take a stroll to the bubbling creek or make the most of all bedrooms opening out to the deck and simply sit back and soak in the views of the mountains in this perfect hideaway. Nestle up in front of the crackling fire for a romantic break, or bring the whole family and explore the land, there is something for everyone.


Gardener’s Cottage

Sleeps: up to 6pax

Configuration: 1 king room, 2 twin rooms

For those that love an authentic experience, the Gardeners Cottage is the place for you. Surrounded by fields and close to the homestead, you may wake to find deer just over the fence as you enjoy your morning coffee on the sunny deck. Light and airy with the bustling farm yard not too far away, you will feel like a true local.


Glamping (available November – April)

Offering a number of stunning sites around the station where you can create a pop up boutique hotel for your bridal party, honeymoon, family holiday, corporate retreat or simply a luxurious alternative to traditional camping. Constructed of robust, stylish canvas, our bell tents are reminiscent of vintage safaris and summer camps. All set-ups are bespoke and tailored to suit the individual client’s needs to create your perfect getaway.

Kanuka Glamping

Tipis available: 3 tipis

Sleeps: up to 6pax (2pax per tipi)

Configuration: 2 king tipis, 1 twin tipi

Prices for glamps situated next to The Woolshed and for sites situated further afield are available upon request please contact us or email