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Cottage Suites

Indulge in the luxury and comfort of Wharekauhau’s cottage suites high above the thunderous surf of Palliser Bay.

What’s your dream holiday accommodation? Wharekauhau’s Cottage Suites are a picture of luxury. Perched high above the thunderous surf of the Palliser Bay, you are treated to dramatic vistas.

Relax in absolute bliss and forget the outside world. Be at one with nature amongst the sheep that dot the pastures and enjoy deep sofas, fluffy pillows, heated marbled floors, and homemade cookies are just a few of the luxuries that are associated with our 13 Cottage Suites.

Natural Materials

In true Wharekauhau style, natural materials are used throughout the cottage suites, including clay tiles, pebble mosaics, plastered walls, rich New Zealand wool carpeting, cotton bed linen and hemp curtains.

Interconnecting Rooms

All guest cottages have the option to interconnect, so families and friends travelling together have the advantage of being able to interconnect with other rooms booked in their group.

* All Guest Cottages are located within 150 metres of the main lodge.


1 April 2016 - 30 November 2016

Double occupancy: $490 per person per night +GST (15%)

Single occupancy: $790 per person per night +GST (15%)

1 December 2016 - 31 March 2017

Double occupancy: $980 per person per night +GST (15%)

Single occupancy: $1390 per person per night +GST (15%)

1 April 2017 - 30 November 2017

Double occupancy: $525 per person per night +GST (15%)

Single occupancy: $790 per person per night +GST (15%)

1 December 2017 - 31 March 2018

Double occupancy: $1,175 per person per night +GST (15%)

Single occupancy: $1,595 per person per night +GST (15%)

Rate Inclusions

  • Accommodation in Cottage Suite
  • Nightly pre-dinner drinks & canapes
  • Nightly multi-course dinner
  • Daily fully country breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Access to gymnasium, swimming pool and general lodge facilities

There is a $200 per person surcharge for bookings on the 25th, 26th, 31st December, as well as  1, 2 January.

All rates are in New Zealand dollars and are excluding GST (15%).


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Features of Cottage Suites

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  • 3
  • Super king-sized beds
  • Open gas fireplace
  • Under floor heating
  • Heated marble floor in bathroom
  • Heated towel rails
  • Double spa bath
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Homemade cookies
  • iPod music docking station
  • LCD television connected with satellite TV
  • Electronic safe
  • Cordless DDI telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Wifi
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Minibar


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Owner's Cottage

The ultimate hideaway at the ultimate hideaway. Your own 4,500 sq foot villa


Wharepapa Cottage

Beautifully designed, Wharepapa cottage is warm and homely and an ideal residence to base yourself for a longer stay.This secluded retreat enjoys endless views of Palliser Bay and Lake Onoke Sandspit.


Exclusive Use

Dreaming of the ultimate holiday accommodation? Wharekauhau Country Estate can offer exclusive use of the property to give you all the privacy you need or to house your entire party for a special occasion such as your wedding.


The Experience

Immerse yourself in the warmth and atmosphere of life at Wharekauhau.


The Lodge

Throw yourself into a bygone era and enjoy the grandeur and gracious lifestyle of the Edwardian times reflected in Wharekauhau.



If you are looking for a place where privacy and luxury are framed by a picture-perfect natural setting, then Wharekauhau is the venue of your dreams.


Our Location

Wharekauhau is a scenic 1.5 hour drive from central Wellington City, or a 4 hour drive from the Hawkes Bay.


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