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Armonk, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wharekauhau is so very special that my review will not do justice to this wonderful place located outside of Wellington. My wife and I spent three nights at Wharekauhau and enjoyed every minute. We have been on a months holiday in New Zealand and we have stayed at several of the upscale lodges, but like Otahuna Lodge, Wharekauhau separates itself...

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Knoxville, TN
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have traveled many places in many countries and I seriously doubt that we will ever find another place we love more than Wharekauhau. This beautiful estate is a working sheep and cattle farm on the souther shore of the north island. The estate is exquisitely beautiful, the accommodations are fabulous, the food and wine are great, and the staff...

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Knoxville
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived at Wharekauhau, we just fell in love with this special corner of the world. Flying in by helicopter from Wellington onto the front lawn was so glamorous and just took about 15 minutes. We lucked out to have spectacular weather so the views were amazing both by day and also the moon and stars at...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We returned and Wharekauhau was even better than our last visit. We went out on ATV tour of the property, this is an activity that anyone can do taking it at your own pace . The service is amazing and Richard and his team are incredible. Flying in a Helicopter from Wellington provided amazing views and only took a few...

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lodge, cottages, and surrounding grounds are all beautiful. The cottages are very deluxe and well appointed. There is lots of ambient light and deluxe beddings, towels, etc. The price includes a full breakfast in the morning and a 5 course dinner in the evening. Also, there is an evening reception with canapes and drinks. The breakfast was particularly good....

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The most beautiful setting for a fabulous property!!! The staff were extremely helpful and lovely - Nicolas was just fantastic and so kind to put us in touch with the wine maker of one of our favourite wines in 🇳🇿. The rooms are so beautiful and spacious, lovely and refined decorated, heated swimming pool, delicious dinners and super yummy breakfasts!...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Last week my husband and I had the most amazing day and night,the accommodation was superb,our dinner in a private dining room was so special and great service.thank you all at Wharekauhau for making our anniversary so special.And the view amazing.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The standout experience of a honeymoon that had some amazing times. The location, amenities and the room were unbelievable. Especially the room. God, we loved that room. But the staff was what really put it over the top. The love and care that went into every aspect of our stay, and the shared joy we all experienced, were unlike anything...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The accommodations at Wharekauhau were superb, the cuisine excellent (very innovative and delicious), the grounds creatively done to display maximum natural beauty and privacy, and the staff most welcoming, helpful and efficient . As well, our workouts in the gym, our various walks, guided tours of the sheep shearing and the forest walk gave us much variety, substance and enjoyment...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 January 2017

From the moment you drive up the long windy driveway and pass under the red, flowered trees, you feel like royalty in very own private estate. There are two staff members for every guest so your wish is their command during your stay. The main building has rooms that are so decadent and refined you'll feel a certain kind of...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Anything is possible whether it be an insight into farming in New Zealand, a tour of the lodge'€™s historic coastline, or even something as simple as enjoying a walk through the 5,500 acre haven that is Wharekauhau. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wharekauhau Country Estate

Address: Western Lake Road | Palliser Bay, RD3, Featherston 5773, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Featherston
Price Range: RM3,305 - RM7,138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Wharekauhau Country Estate 5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Our Stormwatch Cottage Room 7 is delightful. I haven't seem any of the other rooms but this one is great.”
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“We stayed in a "Storm Watch" cottage and loved it.”
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“All the rooms are in separate stand-alone cottages and are magnificent”
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“There are blocks of three cottages scattered across the property - we had a centre cottage - which seemed larger.”
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