Magic is real – and it’s here at MenardsNZ Ecosanctuary! There’s something special about this 10-acre property: the smell of manuka in the fresh alpine air, glittering stars at night, mountains in the backyard, pure spring water, the chirping of frogs, the art and creativity of the decor, roaring log burner, swing sets and more. Pets welcome, the property is fully fenced. Two-bedroom cottage, cosy sleepout, amazing garage hangout/retro museum of awesomeness – you’ve never seen anything quite like this!
Cosy and private 2-bedroom cottage, outdoor wood-fired hot tub, full kitchen (stocked with essentials), high-quality linen, fast Wi-Fi, books, collectables and board games. Great shower with good pressure and lots of hot water! Both bedrooms have queen beds. Roaring log burner and double insulation make this a great option for a cosy winter stay.
An adorably converted shipping container with Netflix TV, double bed, high-quality linen, and a breakfast nook with a mini-fridge, toaster, kettle, table and chairs.
You’ve never seen anything like this! Retro video & gaming lounge with wall-to-wall VHS & DVD, plus old-school gaming consoles (NES, N64, Xbox). Musical instruments, turntable and vinyl, over 2,000 CDs, dartboard, recliner chairs, board games, and more! A communal space shared with other guests and your hosts.
The town of Twizel is a 15-minute drive away with restaurants, shopping and activities. Located in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve MenardsNZ is perfect for stargazing away from the lights of town. There are many activities available within an hour’s drive, including Aoraki/Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo. The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail and Lake Ōhau are only 3km away.
Many guests say MenardsNZ was their favourite accommodation in New Zealand and recommend staying 2 – 3 nights. Come and enjoy this unique paradise!
Leaving Twizel head along Glen Lyon Road. After crossing the bridge on the Pukaki Canal stay left on Glen Lyon Road. Continue along and take a right on Manuka Terrace.