B&B Accommodation

As a bed and breakfast, Waikonini welcomes visitors from across New Zealand and around the world. The property features seven guest bedrooms and is surrounded by lush botanic gardens. Guests often go to bed under a canopy of crystal clear starry skies, and wake up each morning to the sound of birdsong with the buzz of nature.

Functions, Events & Visits

Waikonini Homestead and Gardens is available for functions as small as an afternoon tea to functions as big as a wedding ceremony, or reception for 100 people. Waikonini hosts christenings, birthdays, and memorials, plus it’s an ideal destination for nature lovers and historic home enthusiasts.

Home-Cooked Meals

Enjoy a tasty home cooked meal, or picnic using fresh local produce prepared by your host, Mary, a passionate food lover and world traveller. Waikonini Homestead is a place to unwind, enjoy a taste of home, and a chance to ‘just be.’
*Accommodation, group, club and day visits by appointment only.

About Us

Hotel Accommodation in Peel Forest, Geraldine

Waikonini Homestead is a historic home nestled within acres of lush gardens just 5 minutes from the village of Peel Forest. Welcoming visitors from around the world, Waikonini's a place to unwind, enjoy local food, fresh produce and a chance to relax in a country retreat with pristine air.

Waikonini Homestead and Gardens is suitable for functions of up to 100 guests. We’ve hosted an array of christenings, birthdays and memorials, alongside group and club visits for nature lovers, historic home enthusiasts and more...


Hotel Accommodation in Peel Forest

Waikonini Homestead offers seven inviting rooms for guests - From the Master's Room with views of Little Mount Peel, through to The West Room with a private ensuite, Waikonini Homestead offers the ideal getaway for anyone looking for some peace and quiet wrapped in old-world charm.


Looking for Accommodation in Geraldine? Explore the Picturesque Foothills of the Southern Alps

With Little Mount Peel, Four Peaks, and the Two Thumb Range all within sight, you'll come face-to-face with New Zealand's rugged alps. Experience Peel Forest Scenic Reserve’s numerous bush walks, Rangitata Gorge's adventures, and a whole host of lovely picnic spots. Waikonini Homestead's ideal for a family friendly holiday, a romantic hideaway, or a replenishing getaway.

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History, clean air & a cosy atmosphere in South Canterbury’s countryside.