Wherekauhau Country Estate

Name of hotel

Wherekauhau Country Estate


Year opened



Last refurbishment




This coastal farm property is situated in a raw, dramatically beautiful corner of the world. It is a 30 minute drive to Martinborough wine region, and a 90 minute drive to the Southern tip of the North Island; Cape Palliser.


Size and style:

13 Cottage Suites (with three additional new Suites opening in April 2018) designed in a classic style with neutral tones. All cottages overlook Palliser Bay.

Guest profile:

Ultra-high end- those wishing to escape and enjoy high levels of service and experiential activities, but in a relaxed manner.

Family friendly:

Yes – all catering and activities can be geared to children and families of various ages. Cooking classes and farm tours are amazing with kids as they get fully immersed in the activity. For offsite activities, the Seal Colony and Lighthouse tour is recommended.

Airport transfers:

Yes – helicopter and car transfers are available.

You need to know:

The Estate owns multiple vineyards and even a Gin distillery, so is well suited to those guests seeking a deep-reaching wine experience. They are also the second oldest Romeny sheep stud in New Zealand, and so their farm experience is one filled with history and impressive coastal and mountain views.

On-site dining and drinking facilities:

Included in overnight rates is a four-course dinner and breakfast served in the Lodge Dining Room.

On-site facilities:


Yes, complimentary


Yes, one heated indoor pool




Yes – the signature treatment is the Manuka Honey facial, using manuka honey from the property.

The Lodge and its surroundings

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