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Horseshoe Bend Estate - Family Vacations

Release Wanaka has selected Horseshoe Bend Estate as your luxury family vacation rental home. The riverside location has beautiful rural and mountain views, and is only a 5 minute drive to Wanaka township.


As the gates slide open and you pull into Horseshoe Bend Estate, prepare to be amazed by the sweeping views that greet you. Expansive manicured lawns surround the two luxury private villas ensconsed in the bubble that is Horseshoe Bend. This beautiful 17-acre riverside property sleeps up to 12 guests and has everything you should need to entertain yourselves for days on end without having the leave the property. Situated an easy 10 minute drive from Wanaka, this luxury estate provides acres of space and the ultimate setting to host extraordinary events and weddings. As a venue, it is the perfect blank canvas for designing your dream wedding or next corporate event. Features include the vast gardens, huge outdoor entertaining areas, tennis court, swimming pool, steam room, hot tub and pétanque court. The outdoor barbecue area has plenty of comfortable seating, heaters if there is a chill in the air, plus an outdoor fire and pizza oven. It makes for a fantastic entertaining space. The fenced pool area houses the heated outdoor pool (summer only) plus a spa, and the tennis court and petanque court are great additions, enabling some (friendly!) competition.

The two luxury villas and the architecturally designed pool cabana are immaculate and finished to the highest level. The interiors are spacious and furnished with elegance in a modern style with unique pieces of original art and furniture by leading designers. Both the Main Villa and the Tennis Pavilion each boast fully equipped kitchens and living areas, giving plenty of space for groups to spread out and enjoy the facilities on offer. The Main Villa has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with the master bedroom situated upstairs enjoying stunning elevated views of the gardens and pool area. The master ensuite bathroom has a stand-alone bathtub to soak away the stresses of the day, or mentally prepare for the wedding ahead. The Tennis Pavilion has a master bedroom with connecting twin room (most suited for children) and another great-sized bedroom, all sharing a large tiled shower room. Another bathroom is situated in the Pool Cabana, which has a kitchenette inside, to allow for easy pool-side entertaining. Minimum stay at Horseshoe Bend Estate is 4 nights.

  • Swimming Pool & Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Steam Room
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Large Established Gardens
  • Pétanque Court
  • Outdoor Fireplaces
  • Outdoor Sofas & Loungers
  • Private & Secluded
  • Heli Landing Available
  • Only 10 Minutes From Wanaka
  • Local Ski Fields
  • Wedding Venue
  • Glamping Tents Available
  • Perfect For Families/Groups
  • Central Otago Vineyards

Main Villa: 1 x King, 2 x Super King (split)
Tennis Court Pavilion: 1 x King, 1 x Super King (split) one with children's bedroom attached (2 singles)

Tailor-Made Wanaka Experiences

Let our Wanaka Travel Fixer team create your unique Wanaka itinerary and take the guess work out of your visit. We value the little details and we are ready to manage all aspects of the planning and implementation of your very own private holiday experience. Talk to us, the local experts!

How would you spend your holiday in Wanaka?

A guided hike into the mountains for the whole family

Kayak or SUP Board the pristine water of Lake Wanaka

Choose from 3 local ski fields each offering something unique

Mountain bike the endless tracks which cater for all abilities

  • Tennis court, swimming pool, hot tub and steam room
  • Manicured lawns, gardens and edible forest
  • Spacious living and dining rooms
  • Modern fully equipped kitchens
  • BBQ area, outdoor fireplaces and pizza oven
  • Main Villa: 2 King bedrooms (1 split) plus 3rd bedroom (2 singles)
  • Tennis Court Pavillon: 2 King bedrooms (1 split) plus Children's bedroom
  • Architecturally designed Cabana
  • "We were married at the incredible Horseshoe Bend estate on 23rd March 2019. Wow what an incredible venue and the staff at release were fantastic in helping us check in - we loved our gift basket upon arrival not to mention the incredibly detailed tour of the accommodation and facilities. A big shout out to Andrea who took us through each and every detail of the property - she was amazing! Planning a New Zealand wedding from Australia can be difficult but the release team gave me a list of vendors and their communication was impeccable. My husband and I look forward to staying at horseshoe bend again and booking through the team at release wanaka!"

    Katie, Australia

  • "I just wanted to say a special thank you for everything you have done to help our wedding and family time be so enjoyable and special. We all had such an amazing time at Horseshoe Bend (despite the rain) and no one wanted to go home! Thank you for helping things get set up and run so smoothly, you truly have made it so easy. Thank you for sharing in our excitement too!"

    Libby & Tom, New Zealand

  • "This was the holiday of a lifetime. Our family group of 10 adults and 6 grandchildren spent a wonderful week in these magical surroundings while we holidayed, relaxed and celebrated a wonderful family event over the New Year period. The estate is huge, superbly maintained and has a wide range of sporting and entertaining areas. The accommodation is excellent, incorporating architecturally designed villas, state of the art equipment, thoughtful design and luxury finishes. All of these features plus the natural setting come together to provide the ultimate luxury holiday, with privacy, relaxation and sporting facilities. Thank you for sharing this magnificent property with us and for your wonderful hospitality. It was a magical experience, which we will always remember. Wanaka is a remarkable place. If it is not on your bucket list, then put it on the list……..and also add Horseshoe Bend Estate!"

    Wally, Perth, Australia

  • "A perfect place to spend Christmas 2016, our families together. Thank you for sharing your home, it's utterly beautiful. We have enjoyed an idyllic four days and wish it were longer. One day we will be back"

    Families Britz and Buchanan, UK and USA

  • "Thank you for sharing your wonderfully well considered and beautiful property with our extended family for our Papa Wal's 70th Birthday celebrations. We had a magical week exploring the surrounds and sublime nature. We will be back! Best Wishes for 2017 for you all."

    Jimmy Thompson & Angie Borges Rodrigues, Austrailia

  • "What a truly magical place! 16 Thompson's spent a week here over New Year 2016/17, to celebrate our Papa Wal's 70th Birthday. We found everything we could ever want and more. An idyllic place, surrounded by nature, style and relaxed luxury. No one wanted to leave! Thank you for everything and sharing this magnificent property and thanks to your team for a very warm welcome and looking after us along the way." "Thankyou for sharing your magnificent house for our family celebrations and holiday. I like swimming in your pool and spa. See you next time - Neve Thompson, 7 years old" "Thank you NZ, thank you for having us - Esta, 5 years old"

    Pat, Loyd, Neve & Esta, Australia

  • "Thank you for organising our booking @ Horseshoe Bend Estate. The place has been everything we have dream of and more. Everyone had a great time staying there and the guest were blown away with the property."

    Will & Gill, Japan

  • "We had a great time at Horseshoe Bend, such a gorgeous estate and catered perfectly to our group of 12 with all the different spaces to spend time in. A highlight was definitely relaxing poolside in the sun"

    Nicola, NZ

Rates and Inclusions


Horseshoe Bend Estate (Self-Contained)
Per night, based on 12 adults (inclusive of GST)

Exclusive use: $NZ 2,950
Minimum stay: 4 nights

(Peak time rates & minimum night stays apply)

Venue Fee: Price on application

Warning: Water hazards exist at this property.

Please Note: The swimming pool is only heated in the Summer.


Welcome pack
Free wi-fi
Luxurious linens
Tea and coffee

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Please Note: This booking is a request only. Release Wanaka will be in touch within 24 hours to confirm your booking.

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