Wharekauhau Country Estate

Wharekauhau provides exclusive resort accommodation, welcoming guests with a unique take on New Zealand country hospitality.

15 cottage suites


  • Grand Edwardian Lodge
  • Overlooking Palliser Bay
  • 5000 acre sheep station


Per night
$1,668 - $2,978

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Wharekauhau (pronounced “forry-co-ho”) is situated on a 3,000-acre sheep station overlooking Palliser Bay, 15-minute by helicopter or a 90-minute drive from Wellington. Surrounded by native forests, beaches, rivers, lakes and wetlands, the estate is a magical haven of peace and solitude from the outside world.

The main lodge recaptures the gracious lifestyle of a bygone era. Mullioned windows look out over landscapes of breathtaking beauty, with guest cottages located throughout the grounds.

Be sure to experience some of the countless activities we offer. Spice up your stay with a spot of archery, surfcasting, quad biking or horse riding - then wind down with a wine tasting at the end of the day.

Facilities & Features

  • Luxury spa
  • Surfcasting
  • Hiking and walking
  • horse trekking
  • Archery
  • Swimming pool
  • Gymnasium

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Physical address

Wharekauhau Country Estate , 4132 wharekauhau Road, Palliser Bay, RD3, Featherston, Wairarapa, 5773, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Per night $1,668.00 - $2,978.00
Other charges:
$345.00 inc GST surcharge per person per day apply for 24,25, 31st Dec and 1st Jan

Language support

  Written Spoken
French YES YES

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