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Wharekauhau Country Estate

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Western Lake Road | Palliser Bay, RD3, Featherston 5773, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for a 1 night getaway. The drive from Wellington is long but not unpleasant, lambs in the fields etc.The views seem to get more scenic the closer to Wharekauhau you get. We were made to feel right at home and having our bags taken down to our cottage was a nice touch (there are no carparks/roads near the cottages... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Would be difficult to find a better night's accommodation in NZ. Everything about this was top notch. Immaculate, beautifully finished rooms with splendid bed, lovely fire and plush, modern bathroom. Complimentary gin. I love the way it comes with a dinner and pre-dinner aperitifs package. Fastidious service, but not overwhelming. Yes, it is expensive, but a lot is included, and... More 

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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit. First was outstanding and always going to be hard to beat. A very special place. Cottage suites are luxurious with lots of space and well equipped. You feel like you are the only one at the lodge. Beautiful surroundings. It really is what you see on the website. Appreciated complimentary internet which was excellent in both the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10,000 acres of pure luxury!!!!! Imagine yourself as the owner of a ranch with sheep farming, beaches, hillocks, Manuka Trees and much more. An excellent contemporary resort with 14 villas and exceptional host! Fantastic culinary experience too .......... fantastic wine cellar too........The cottage villas are awesome with a real fireplace and french windows opening into the wilderness.

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wharekauhau team were fantastic, the rooms were spacious, comfy and warm with underfloor heating and a glowing gas fire (even though it was freezing outside!), the food delectable and the entertainment options great. And the cottages are snuggled into the ground so that they're sheltered but provide the most picturesque outlook over farmland, rugged coastline and moody water. I'd... More 

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Pauatahanui, Wellington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This hotel nothing but sensational. Richard the manager is an amazing guy who will make sure everything is perfect for you . The place has to be seen to be believed and is such a treat to stay at. The views are breathtaking , the accomodation is top class, the main lodge is amazing with rooms all over that you... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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 May 22, 2015

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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 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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