Wharekauhau Country Estate

Featherston, New Zealand
Neighborhood: Martinborough

Virtuoso Amenities

    For 2020:
  • Upgrades are not applicable for this property
  • Full breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom, served in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort credit towards any on site activity once per stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • 12 Noon early check-in, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
PROPERTY SIZE: 16 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Casual
Adventure Beach Seclusion

Wharekauhau Country Estate

Neighborhood: Martinborough
Address:
4132 Wharekauhau, RD3
Palliser Bay
Featherston, 5773
New Zealand
Nearest Airport:
Wellington International (WLG)
21 mi / 33 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Business Center
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Culinary Program
  • Internet Access
  • Library
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Meal Plans Available
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Villas

Services

  • Babysitting Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • House Safe
  • Room Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Tennis Courts


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers

About Us

Wharekauhau is a 3,000 acre rural Relais & Chateaux, retreat on the south east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Ten minutes by air from Wellington (90 minutes by road) Wharekauhau is framed by the Remutaka Ranges to the west and Palliser Bay to the east. With private native forest, spectacular beaches, rivers, lakes and wetlands, Wharekauhau is a haven from the outside world.

Luxury hotel with award winning style - at home and internationally - Wharekauhau is recognized as one of the world’s exclusive retreats. The Lodge is the heart of Wharekauhau. Modeled on an Edwardian country mansion, and has the feel of staying in the home of great friends.

Luxury accommodation at Wharekauhau is provided in self-contained cottages. Designed for privacy and comfort, they are perfect for honeymooners. Dotted throughout the estate, the cottages house Wharekauhau’s guest suites and offer superb ocean views.Natural materials are used throughout the guest suites, including clay tiles, pebble mosaics, plastered walls, rich New Zealand wool carpeting, cotton bed linen and hemp curtains.Each suite has a super king sized four poster bed, television, open fireplace, under floor heating, deep sofas, a fully stocked bar, and dressing room with full length mirror.

The lodge has a large 20m indoor swimming pool heated to 28 C (82F), gymnasium and all-weather tennis court. The property is home to the Hauora Spa - a spa that conducts treatments with a focus on historical Maori treatments, native plant based products, and the healing that our surroundings can provide.

ONSITE EXPERIENCES: ATV Quad Biking / Archery / Clay Target Shooting / Farm Tours / Wine Tastings / Hiking / Mountain Biking / Hauora Spa

LOCAL EXPERIENCES: Martinbrough Wineries / Cape Paliser Seal colony & Lighthouse / Wellington City

Best of the Best

Your cottage suite at Wharekauhau Country Estate will feel like the country hideaway you've always wanted. Dotted throughout the sprawling estate, the cottages boast unsurpassed vistas, fully stocked bars, and four-poster, king-size beds. Make your way to the lodge to mingle with other discerning travelers while enjoying a superb glass of wine and a meal based on local specialties – Wharekauhau Texel rack of lamb and artisan cheeses, perhaps? Stretch your muscles by hiking, biking, ATV quad bike riding, or clay-target shooting. It's little wonder this is considered one of the world's top 20 resort hideaways.

Advisor Tip

Join a fun, interesting farm tour that includes a visit to the eel pond – the creatures are so tame, you can pet them! –Katie Schmit Kuna, Idaho

Health & Safety

Information not provided

Sustainability

Almost all of our food is sourced for the property, or immediate surrounds. The water is all mountain spring water that feeds the property, and all of our experiences bring an element of sustainable story to them.

Location

Address
4132 Wharekauhau, RD3
Palliser Bay
Featherston, 5773
New Zealand
Neighborhood
Martinborough
Nearest Airport
Wellington International (WLG), 21 Miles / 33 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Cottage Suites

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
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Owners Cottage - 3 Bedroom villa

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
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Total 2 Records

Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Beach, Seclusion
Vibe Casual
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 16
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please discuss your individual needs with the lodge. We are happy to hold luggage complimentary, and where possible we will endeavour to ensure your room will be ready for an early arrival, or kept for a late departure.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Please inquire..

Cancellation Policy

Please inquire..

Accepted Forms of Payment

AMEX, VISA, MasterCard, Cash

Terms & Conditions

ANNUAL SEASONAL CLOSURE: Property closes for 4-5 weeks in July/August (Please contact for exact dates)

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All rates are in New Zealand dollars and are excluding GST (15%). Rates are inclusive of accommodation, pre-dinner drinks and canapes, four course gourmet dinner, and country breakfast.



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Virtuoso Amenities

    For 2020:
  • Upgrades are not applicable for this property
  • Full breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom, served in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort credit towards any on site activity once per stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • 12 Noon early check-in, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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By: RobR


Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2017

A long drive to get to , but very much worth the effort . A very special destination , with above average attention to all details , villas , food , activities -----top marks