Wharekauhau Country Estate
Palliser Bay, New Zealand
Located in remote Palliser Bay, Wharekauhau Country Estate offers a luxurious, yet relaxed and authentic New Zealand farming experience.
Wharekauhau Country Estate, or Whare for short, is a magical luxury lodge on the southern tip of the North Island. The property started life as a farm over 180 years ago, and continues that tradition today, with thousands of sheep and cattle to be found over 3,200 acres. Today the lodge retains a classic farmhouse feel, albeit now with every luxury you could need. Guests enjoy an array of unique New Zealand activities such as quad biking, surf casting and farm tours on which you can see up to a staggering 10,000 freshly born lambs in spring. Further afield, the burgeoning Wairarapa wine region is a must for lovers of rich reds, while the rugged coastline and beaches are the definition of picturesque.
A short walk from the lodge are sixteen Cottage Suites. The spacious interiors contain king beds, his-and-hers bathrooms, a sitting area, huge closets, and gas fireplaces. All open out to the extensive lawn with views over lush green bush to the tumultuous waters of Palliser Bay and Cook Strait beyond. For a more exclusive and private experience, choose the three bedroom Foley Cottage, which comes with a full kitchen, dining room and lounge, and even its own swimming pool.
Dramatic Palliser Bay is simply breathtaking. On calm days, enjoy walking or biking along the coastline, or on stormy days, wrap up in blanket and watch the drama unfold with a bottle of Wairarapa red.
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