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Wharepapa Cottage

Wharepapa Cottage sits on the sloping pastures of Wharekauhau. This secluded retreat enjoys endless views of Palliser Bay and Lake Onoke Sandspit. This beautifully designed, warm and homely cottage is an ideal residence to base yourself for a longer stay and explore the estate and region over a few days. Fully self-maintained, this 3 bedroom cottage, has a large open-plan living, kitchen, and dining area. The cottage comes with a full working kitchen, including an induction cooktop, oven, microwave, refrigerator, and freezer, can be stocked with pre-arranged grocery items (at an additional cost). 

Wharepapa Cottage is located a short 4km drive from the main lodge (Please note that having a car at your disposal is advised).

Catering Options:

*This cottage does not have a meal plan included in the rate and a couple of options are available:

*Breakfast provisions are available in the cottage

*Should you wish to book breakfast/dinner at Wharekauhau please note there is a 24 hour lead time required, and additional charges will apply.

*You are welcome to contact us in advance of your check-in and request a list of groceries to be pre-arranged and in the cottage for your arrival, should you wish to cater for yourself.



1 December 2016 – 31 March 2017         

$2,950 per night

1 April 2017 – 30 November 2017           

 $2,145 per night

1 December 2017 – 31 March 2018         

$3,245 per night

Rate Inclusions:

  • Exlcusive use of Wharepapa Cottage
  • Breakfast provisions in cottage
  • WiFi
  • Access to gymnaisum, swimming pool and general lodge facilities.


The rates cover a maximum of 6 persons staying in Wharepapa Cottage. Additional per person charges would apply for an additional guest. 

Rates are exclusive of GST (15%)





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Features of Wharepapa Cottage

  • 3
  • 1
  • 6
  • Super king-sized beds
  • Open gas fireplace
  • Under floor heating
  • Heated marble floor in bathroom
  • Heated towel rails
  • Double spa bath
  • iPod music docking station
  • Wifi
  • Pre-dinner drinks & canapés
  • Champagne on arrival


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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.


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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