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Wharekauhau Country Estate

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Western Lake Road, Palliser Bay, RD3 Featherston, Featherston, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we have just returned from Wharekauhau Country Estate , this is our second stay and it just gets better , Richard and his team are amazing , we enjoyed driving over part of the farm meeting Ian and doing some Clay Bird Shooting great fun The quality of the meals is outstanding and the wine list is great. Such a... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I recently stayed 3 nights at Wharekauhau, and without a doubt, this was one of our best accommodation experiences anywhere. If anyone has a doubt that New Zealand has world-class luxury accommodation, a stay here will totally dispel it. From the quality of the accommodation, to the facilities at the lodge, the standard of of the food,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Over Easter had a wonderful night at Wharekauhau Country Estate. Was fantastic from the greeting at the door to our departure. The staff were friendly and professional the lodge was well maintained and offered everything you need to relax and switch off from the outside world. The food was fantastic and memorable and due to not liking the fish a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wharekauhau can only be described as beyond exceptional, to be honest. Though close to two hours drive from Wellington airport and over the Rimutaka ranges (in itself worth the trip), the journey is all part of the experience. You will get to a point when you wonder if you are on the right road - but persevere and keep going... More 

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Caboolture, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My husband and I had the true NZ luxury lodge experience over the Christmas period. A stunning locale on Palliser Bay. Our" cottage" was large with every possible amenity and great interior design. The staff were fantastic and we loved our massage expertly given by the farm manager's wife. You can dine in the main dining room or have private... More 

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DC-USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Wharekauhau is not only initially difficult to pronounce, it is a bit of a trek to get to. The pronunciation can be easily mastered (note: don't try it phonetically), and the 1.5 hour trek from Wellington immediately becomes worth it when you first behold the magnificent site. Sunsets are most special. Wharekauhau at sunset is bathed in an ethereal light... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Our family (six adults, ages 27-72) was traveling around New Zealand via cruise ship. We happen to be Foley Food and Wine Society members and big fans of the Foley wines and properties. We emailed Richard, the lodge manager, to see if we could come by while our ship was docked in Wellington for the day. Richard could not have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

what an outstanding stay I just had. faultless on every level. tireless and unobtrusive service and care down to the most subtle detail. food awesome, service amazing, the lodge itself is beyond brilliant oh and the massage from Amelie was most definitely the best I have had. I wanted to stay on, and on. the pricing is as you would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We had 2 amazing nights here and can't rate it highly enough. The food was amazing, Richard and Flynn were great hosts and Alex the 'wine guy' awesome. Great views and wonderful suites, we are already planning our return trip!

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Park City, Utah
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My friend and I spent three wonderful days here on our 35 day trip through New Zealand. From the moment we arrived we were in awe of the magnificent country estate. We were warmly greeted by Richard Rooney, the Lodge Manager, who arranged to have our car parked, and our bags delivered to our cottage. After a welcome drink, we... More 

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