A luxury lodge and farm-stay, Wharekauhau Country Estate overlooks the dramatic clifftops of Palliser Bay in New Zealand's Wairarapa region


Wharekauhau Country Estate is a luxury lodge and farm framed by the Remutaka Mountain Range on the North Island's south-east coast near Martinborough. The Edwardian-style Grand Lodge welcomes guests with its warm, light-filled interiors, plush furnishings and open country kitchen, leading to a private courtyard and beautiful gardens. The 16 cosy Cottage Suites feature Super King beds, spacious living areas with gas fireplaces, double spa baths and private ocean-view terraces. Families and private groups may opt for the three-bedroom Foley Villa for additional luxury and privacy. Each corner of the estate boasts expansive views of Palliser Bay and a range of walking and cycling trails are accessible around the property. There are plenty of opportunities to relax or get out and explore the farm and surrounding areas - including the nearby Martinborough and Hawke's Bay wine regions - with a range of customised experiences available.

Wharekauhau Lounge from right
Wharekauhau Property aerial view 2
View Gallery
What's Included
  • Daily full country breakfast
  • Pre-dinner drinks and canapes each evening
  • Nightly multi-course dinner
  • Select minibar (excluding wine and spirits)
3Getting here
Location & Access

Wharekauhau is located at Palliser Bay on the south-east coast of New Zealand's North Island, about 90 minutes by road from Wellington. Private ground and heli transfers are available through Walk into Luxury.

North Island Map 2
4Insider Advice
What You Need to Know
Best Room

Wharekauhau's luxurious three-bedroom Foley Villa is ideal for those seeking complete privacy

Suitable For

Couples, families and private groups

Best Nearby Walk

Several trails varying in length, terrain and ability are marked around the property

Best Nearby Park

Aorangi Forest Park

Best Food & Wine Experience

Martinborough wine region is on your doorstep at Wharekauhau so consider a winery tour or long-lunch; be sure to return in time for dinner at the lodge featuring farm-sourced produce

Best Place for Relaxation

Relax poolside in the warmer months, or by the fire with a Martinborough red in Winter


Available year-round

Get in touch

Start planning your trip to Wharekauhau Lodge with Walk Into Luxury

To find out more or simply get inspired, get in touch with one of our travel designers

Enquire Today