Wharekauhau Country Estate

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  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
  •  Gallery - New Zealand: North Island
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Insider Tip
  • The small wine village of Martinborough, located () from the hotel, is renowned for its pinot noir. The village is home to more than 25 boutique wineries; private guided tours are available (surcharge).
Hotel Overview
  • Dramatic coastline
    Set on a 5,500-acre working sheep farm, this luxury property is located on the North Island's southern coast, () from the Wellington airport.
  • Verandas, fireplaces
    Guest cottages include private verandas with ocean views, four-poster king beds, fireplaces, plasma TVs, and bathrooms with double spa bathtubs.
  • Spa, fitness center
    The property features a spa, a fitness center, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Activities include hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.
What to Expect:
  • This serene luxury lodge is on a 5,500-acre working sheep farm surrounded by ancient forests, rolling pastureland, tranquil lakes, and breathtaking coastline. The property comprises a cluster of guest cottages and a main lodge with open lounges, intimate sitting areas, and an elegant dining room. Warm and welcoming, the property is ideal for romantic getaways and family New Zealand vacations.
Amenity Highlights:
  • Guests can enjoy a full range of outdoor activities from hiking and mountain biking to jet boating and ATV excursions (surcharges may apply). The on-site spa offers massages, facials, and body treatments including the Mud and Honey Body Wrap and the Body Pearl Polish (surcharge). The property also features a 24-hour recreation center with an indoor lap pool, an outdoor spa tub, a fitness center, and a tennis court.

Location:

Western Lake Road Palliser Bay
RD3 Featherston, Wairarapa,
New Zealand

Region: 
  • Wellington
  • Airport:

    Wellington WLG
  • Wharekauhau Lodge and Country Estate offers 11 guest cottages plus a three-bedroom house. Guest cottages feature verandas with ocean views, four-poster king beds, sitting areas with sofas, gas fireplaces, and heated floors. Bathrooms include heated towel racks, hair dryers, and double spa bathtubs. Cottages are equipped with MP3 player docking stations, LCD TVs with satellite channels, and cordless telephones. The property also offers a three-bedroom house with a pool overlooking Palliser Bay.

    Room rates include one gourmet dinner on the first night of the guest's stay; pre-dinner drinks and canapés; full breakfast; and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, tea, coffee, fruits, and baked items.

  • Chateau Wellington 2 Bedroom -

    Chateau Wellington is a 4,600 square foot fully furnished two-bedroom house offering the ultimate in privacy and luxury with spectacular views of Palliser Bay.

  • Chateau Wellington 3 Bedroom -

    Chateau Wellington is a 4,600 square foot fully furnished three-bedroom house offering the ultimate in privacy and luxury with spectacular views of Palliser Bay.

  • Cottage Suite -

    Whilst taking in the dramatic vistas you are able to relax in absolute bliss and forget the outside world. Deep sofas, fluffy pillows, heated marbled floors, and homemade cookies are just a few of the luxury's that are associated with our 10 Guest Cottages.

  • Security/Escort Room -

    Whilst taking in the dramatic vistas you are able to relax in absolute bliss and forget the outside world. Deep sofas, fluffy pillows, heated marbled floors.

    Rate Inclusions: Superb, gourmet dinner, Pre dinner drinks and canapés, Full breakfast, Complimentary non alcoholic drinks/tea and coffee/fruits and pastries.

    Security/Escort Room cannot be booked individually. Security/Escort Room bookings must accompany booking for a least 1 other cottage.

  • Wharapapa Cottage -

    Sitting atop the cliffs overlooking Palliser Bay and Lake Ferry, you will find Wharepapa Cottage. Designed along similar lines to the main lodge, Wharepapa Cottage offers large open-plan living area, perfect for a family escape.

Room Amenities: 
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Minibar
  • Patio
  • Separate sitting area
  • Separate tub and shower
Property Amenities
  • Wharekauhau Lodge and Country Estate is located on a 5,500-acre working sheep farm on the southern coast of New Zealand’s North Island. The property features a full-service spa and a 24-hour recreation center with an indoor heated lap pool, an outdoor spa tub, a tennis court, and a fitness center. The country-style kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and room service is also available.

    The amenities listed below are available on site; fees may apply:

  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Bar/lounge
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness equipment
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Full-service health spa
  • Parking (free)
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Wedding services
Policies
  • Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

    Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

    Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in, cannot be guaranteed, and may incur additional charges.

Dining
  • Dining Room
    Elegant dining room with a country-style kitchen serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Serves New Zealand cuisine with a contemporary twist plus an extensive selection of local wines. Dinner menu changes seasonally. Also offers picnic lunches and barbecues in the summer.
Recreation
  • This New Zealand hotel features a 24-hour recreation center with an indoor heated lap pool, an outdoor spa tub, a tennis court, and exercise equipment. Activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, jet boating, ATV adventures, fishing, and archery (surcharges may apply).

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Motor boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
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