Wharekauhau Country Estate

Featherston, New Zealand

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2017-2018:
  • Upgrades are not applicable for this property
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, 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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PROPERTY SIZE: 13 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Casual
Adventure Beach Seclusion

Wharekauhau Country Estate

Address:
Western Lake Road, 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
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Restaurant

Services

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

Recreation

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Center
  • Horseback Riding
  • Pool

In Your Room

  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar

About Us


Wharekauhau is a 5,000 acre rural 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 Rimutaka 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, the Lodge was designed by Queenstown Architect Fred van Brandenburg, and it is here that guests dine and mingle.In the Grand Hall, huge mullioned windows frame views of awe inspiring beauty and massive fireplaces recapture the grandeur of yester-year.
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.In keeping with the peace which surrounds Wharekauhau, guests can choose to leave the outside world behind for a while. However, we are happy to equip guests’ suites with daily newspapers, and radio on request. Wharekauhau also offers Internet access and conference calling facilities should guests require them.
Wharepapa Cottage is a three-bedroom cottage with unparalleled views of Palliser Bay. Wharepapa Cottage is located just 4 km from Wharekauhau Lodge. Own transportation is recommended.Cottage guests have full access to the Lodge, recreation facilities and exclusive tours and activities. Complimentary bar, tea and coffee, home made cookies and basic breakfast items (fruit, cereal, fruit juice, milk, bread, butter, spreads etc.) provided.
Chateau Wellington is a 4,600 square foot fully furnished three-bedroom house offering the ultimate in privacy and luxury with spectacular

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 king four-poster 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 legs while hiking, biking, horseback 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

Location

Address
Western Lake Road, RD3
Palliser Bay
Featherston, 5773
New Zealand
Nearest Airport
Wellington International (WLG), 21 Miles / 33 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Guest Cottage

Guest Cottage

  • Non-Smoking

Cottage Suites

Cottage Suites

  • Non-Smoking

Security/Escort Room

Security/Escort Room

  • Non-Smoking

Wharepapa Cottage

Wharepapa Cottage

  • Non-Smoking

Chateau Wellington 2 Bedroom

Chateau Wellington 2 Bedroom

  • Non-Smoking

Chateau Wellington 3 Bedroom

Chateau Wellington 3 Bedroom

  • Non-Smoking
Total 6 Records

Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Beach, Seclusion
Vibe Casual
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 13
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

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.

Seasonal Closings for 2017: Closed July and August.

Seasonal Closings for 2018: August

Renovations for 2017: Looking at constructing 3x new villas in NZ Autumn/Winter 2017



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2017-2018:
  • Upgrades are not applicable for this property
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, 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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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