Wharekauhau Lodge

Location: Wellington & Wairarapa | New Zealand

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Experience rural New Zealand at this 5,500 acre working sheep and cattle farm. Set on the dramatic Wairarapa coastline, this rustic homestead captures an essence of its heritage, with majestic antiques that reflect its Edwardian roots. Enjoy rugged landscapes, hearty country fare, fine wines and great company at this fabulous country retreat.
Perfect forSophisticated couples and country folk.
In the knowDon’t forget to pack some farming gear for exploring the grounds, along with your glad rags for smarter evening meals enjoyed dinner party style.

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Hotel Overview

Where

Atop a cliff that overlooks Palliser Bay and Lake Ferry in the Wairarapa wine region.

Rooms at Wharekauhau Lodge

Suites are set in a collection of quaint cottages spread across the estate, all within walking distance of the main lodge. In keeping with its rural surroundings, natural materials of clay tiles and pebble mosaics are incorporated into the design, while the interiors offer New Zealand wool carpets and hemp curtains, as well as private verandahs, heated marble floors and cosy open fireplaces.

Food and facilities

Dining is a tailor-made affair, and chef Tim is happy to cook up anything you fancy. The menu is tailored to reflect the seasons and is famed for its excellent meat dishes – don’t miss the sumptuous Texel lamb.

Activities at Wharekauhau Lodge

The lodge’s gorgeous grounds are a blend of forests, lakes, river and pasture; take a stroll to see the animals, enjoy a chardonnay overlooking the rugged coastline, swim in the 24-metre pool, or have a game of croquet on the lawns. Further afield, tour the copious vineyards in this renowned wine region, or the striking black sand beaches along the coast.

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