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Special Packages

Cottage Suites

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


Wharekauhau’s Luxury Cottage Suites are a picture of grandeur. 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 among 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 16 Cottage Suites.



The timeless and light soaked cottages were initially put together by the famed  NZ interior designer, Virginia FIscher. In true Wharekauhau style, natural materials are used throughout the cottage suites, including clay tiles, pebble mosaics, plastered walls, rich New Zealand wool carpeting, and high-thread-count cotton bed linen.


Room Size

All Cottage Suites are 70 sqm (753 sqft) in floor size


Heating & Cooling

All Cottage Suites have air conditioning and heat pumps, as well as an open gas fireplace, and underfloor heating


Interconnecting Rooms

All guest cottages have the option to interconnect, so families and friends traveling 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.

Please note that 1-4 Cottages is considered a general booking, and 5+ cottages is considered a group booking, both have differing deposit and cancelation schedules. 





1 October 2021 – 14 December 2021

Double occupancy: $1,745 per night

Single occupancy: $1,395 per night



15 December 2021 - 8 January 2022

Double occupancy: $3,995 per night

Single occupancy: $3,795 per night



9 January 2022 -31 March 2022

Double occupancy: $3,795 per night

Single occupancy: $3,395 per night


Rate Inclusions (NZD$)

Accommodation in Cottage Suite

Nightly pre-dinner drinks & canapes

Nightly multi-course dinner

Daily full country breakfast

Minibar (with exclusions of wine & spirits)


Access to gymnasium, swimming pool and general lodge facilities

GST (15%)




Please note there is a 4% American Express surcharge and a 2% Visa/MasterCard surcharge with each payment


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Features of Cottage Suites

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  • Minibar
  • Homemade cookies
  • 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
  • Pre-dinner drinks & canapés
  • Four-course dinner
  • Full country breakfast each morning


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Owner's Cottage

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


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 Lodge

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


The Experience

Immerse yourself in the warmth and atmosphere of life at 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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