Overview of Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort

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4.6 / 5Wonderful
86 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Washer


What's nearby

Popular LocationCardrona Adventure Park6 min drive
Popular LocationValley View Quad Chair17 min drive
Popular LocationWhitestar Express Quad Chair21 min drive
AirportWanaka (WKA)32 min drive

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  • Villa (3 Bedroom)

    Room amenities

    • 3 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Sleeps 6
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  • Villa, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Studio (Self-Contained)

    Room amenities

    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Studio (2+ Nights)

    Room amenities

    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort is located in Cardrona. Kawarau Suspension Bridge and St Patrick's Catholic Church & Mary MacKillop's Cottage are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Cardrona Adventure Park and AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cardrona Adventure Park - 6 min drive
  • Valley View Quad Chair - 17 min drive
  • Whitestar Express Quad Chair - 21 min drive
  • Captain's Express Quad Chair - 22 min drive
  • Cardrona Alpine Resort - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Wanaka (WKA) - 32 min drive

About this property

Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort

Luxury apartments with restaurant and outdoor pool
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free apartment building. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a spa tub, conference space and laundry facilities. Each apartment provides a washer/dryer and a fridge, plus a DVD player and cable TV. Guests can appreciate conveniences, such as a microwave and a coffee/tea maker, and other amenities include a hob and a dishwasher.
Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort offers 30 forms of accommodation with washers/dryers and DVD players. Fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided.
Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Cable televisions are provided.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Property amenities


Outdoor pool
Hot tub


Free WiFi

Parking and transport

Free self-parking
24-hour airport shuttle

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


1 restaurant
1 bar


Shower only
Free toiletries


DVD player

Outdoor areas



Laundry facilities

Work spaces

Conference space


Service animals only (pets not allowed)


Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

Luggage storage
Front desk (limited hours)


30 rooms
Connecting/adjoining rooms avaliable

Where to eat

On-site dining venue – Restaurant with a bar offering pizza. Serves dinner.



Check-in between 2 PM and 8 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 PM - 8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
24-hour airport shuttle service is available
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to get details


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Diners Club
American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Benbrae Cardrona Valley Resort
Benbrae Resort
Benbrae Cardrona Valley
Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Hotel Wanaka

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great stay in Cardrona

Had a wonderful stay at Benbrae, the room was great, very clean, comfortable bed with everything we could have needed. Spacious and well laid out. Was quiet and peaceful, loved the pool and hot pool, was a very comfortable stay and we would love to come back!

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


Absolutely amazing superior staff an facilities wonderful golf course!


  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
  • Disliked: Staff & service

Nice room with terrible service

Nice room, however the service was non existent. Free WiFi was promised but only a small amount was given and when we sought more, we were argued with - a very bad customer experience that left a bad taste in our mouth. The room do not get serviced daily- they only empty the bins! Never saw that anywhere else! Toiletries don't get replaced - one miniature shampoo for two of us for three days! Most of the 'welcome' letter has warnings in red! They threaten that if you don't leave the room in good enough condition that they'll charge you for cleaning! We very much got the impression that they don't care about customers and think that they'd have a great business if it wasn't for us pesky customers!

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great accomodation very central to many locations

Benbrae was an excellent hub for us during our trip to central otago, offering a short drive for us on outings to queenstown, arrowtown and wanaka. And arelaxing spot to comeback to at the end of each day. With fantastic facilities including a bar pool and hot tub. I would stay here again


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities


First apartment had problems with the tv.. got moved to another apartment and the extraction fan and heater in the bathroom didn't work. Was gifted a bottle of wine for the inconvenience but overall not great but not bad. Spa wasn't very clean either a lot of leaves and surface dirt. It's 50 minutes to Queenstown and 20 to wanaka no supermarket and general stores otherwise in those two towns. come prepared