At Wharekauhau expect the unexpected. Just when you thought you had seen it all then you find a place so special, it redefines the word unique – that place is Wharekauhau (pronounced forry-ko-ho).

Join the select few who have discovered this remarkable resort amidst a 5500 acre working sheep station on New Zealand’s dramatic eastern coast near Wellington. Wharekauhau heralds a new era of elegance and graciousness without losing the warmth, conviviality and intimacy of country hospitality. It is here that you can experience the true spirit of New Zealand in remarkable style.

The lodge is modelled on the lines of an Edwardian country mansion with grand hall, open wood burning fireplaces, mullioned windows and country style kitchen. 13 private guest suites offering solitude and comfort in splendid yet unpretentious surroundings positioned throughout the grounds to take advantage of the stunning coastal views of Palliser Bay.

Year round you can experience the solitude of this spectacularly rugged landscape or pursue a fascinating range of outdoor activities, enjoy the luxury of Wharekauhau’s world-class guest suites and savor the local wines and superb cuisine made from local or estate-grown ingredients.

The lodge is proud to be associated with Chaine de Rotisseurs, and special amenities can be applied. Please contact the lodge for further information.

Wharekahau Photo Grant Sheehan (2) (2)


name Marc Soper, Executive Chef
location Western Lake Road, Palliser Bay, Wairarapa
phone +64 6 307 7581
fax +64 6 307 7799
email reservations@wharekauhau.co.nz
website www.wharekauhau.co.nz