Under the foothills of the Rimutaka Mountain range and high on the clifftops above Palliser bay in Wairarapa, New Zealand resides the Wharekauhau Lodge & Country Estate, a hotel which has a 5,500 acre cattle and sheep farm and a number of activities for you to enjoy. The breath-taking setting of the hotel, splendid accommodation and relaxed, hospitable staff will surely make your want to prolong your stay.
The Wharekauhau Lodge consists of the main lodge and 15 different cottage suites located around the main building. Both the main lodge and surrounding cottages have been designed by award winning interior designer Virginia Fischer, who decided to rely on opening the rooms to vast natural light and the panoramic view of the Pacific so all the rooms. The main lodge boasts many facilities: a large country kitchen, wood-burning open fireplaces, formal dining room, wine cellar games room, intimate library, indoor swimming pool and many other which will make your stay even more pleasant. As for the 15 cottage suites, they have been equipped with everything a visitor might want: king beds, open gas fireplace, under floor heating, private verandas, flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations, and of course, free wifi access. If you happen to be on vacation with your family or a larger party, you have the option of connecting up to 3 cottages so you can enjoy your stay with the people you’ve arrived with.
Apart from having wonderful accommodations and being set in one of the most beautiful places in the world, this hotel offers a wide variety of activities for their guests. For the ones that want to come here simply to relax, you have a spa at your disposal where trained massage therapists and a range of spa treatments will rejuvenate your mind and body. As for guests with a taste for adventure and exploration, worry not. This hotel and its 5,500 acre farmland offer many activities for guests who enjoy outdoor activities and beautiful scenery.
Horse riding, ATV quad biking, clay target shooting, jet boating on the Ruamahunga River near Lake Onoke and archery are just some examples of what you can experience here during your stay. If you feel the need to explore further ahead, you can visit many places near the hotel. Take a trip to Cape Palliser, where you can visit a beautiful lighthouse built on top of a cliff and witness a colony of brown fur seals relaxing nearby. As Wairarapa is a famous wine region, you can visit the town of Martinborough, home to over 30 boutique wineries, where you can spend a relaxing afternoon after all the sightseeing. There is something to do no matter what might interest you.
When it comes to cuisine, this is where the Wharekauhau lodge shines. Executive Chef Tim Smith arranges a menu which changes daily based on the season, so the guests can try everything this region has to offer. From locally produced cheese, daily baked breads, and farm raised beef & lamb through the use of the farm’s very own herb and vegetable gardens and orchards, you will have a choice of various, succulent meals.
If you are looking for a new vacation spot or an unconventional place for a business conference or a wedding, then this is the right spot for you. Here you can have the best stay accompanied by gaining new experiences through the services this hotel has to offer. All reservations can be made on their official website. watch video below
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