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Wharepapa Cottage

Luxurious 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 48 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 April 2019 – 30 November 2019           

 $2,950 per night


1 December 2019 – 31 March 2020         

$3,950 per night

Rate Inclusions:

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


NOTE: This cottage rate does not have meal package included. This will need ot be added on with reception prior to booking should you wish to dine at Wharekauhau.

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

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  • 6
  • 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
  • Cordless DDI telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Wifi
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Pre-dinner drinks & canap├ęs


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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.


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.


Our Location

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


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.


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