Wharekauhau Lodge, Palliser Bay, New Zealand
Nestled between the Rimutaka Mountains and the rugged beauty of Palliser Bay, Wharekauhau Country Estate offers a truly unforgettable uniquely New Zealand experience. With its pebble dash and shingle roof Wharekauhau Lodge is reminiscent of an Edwardian country mansion. Wharekauhau Lodge has 5000 acres of private land including ancient forests, peaceful lakes, rivers, rolling pastures and a wild and spectacular coast, so there is no shortage of activities and adventures to be had. In the hectic and demanding age we live in, the opportunity to recapture the gracious lifestyle of a bygone era is a rarity This is one aspect of Wharekauhau Lodge, which makes it remarkable and special. In the grand hall huge mullioned windows look out on views of breathtaking beauty while massive fireplaces throw out warmth and comfort from grates alive with blazing logs. Remarkably this seemingly isolated super lodge is only 10 minutes by helicopter from New Zealand's capital city, Wellington.
A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Wharekauhau Lodge provides luxury lodge accommodation in New Zealand. In 1998 and 2004 Wharekauhau Lodge received a Grand Award from Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report and in 2003 received New Zealand's first and only "Best of Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator magazine receiving this again in 2004. Often listed among the top 20 international resort hideaways, Wharekauhau Lodge consistently offers a world class experience.
Facilities: Heated pool, private beach, walking trails, spa bath, spa treatment centre, heli-pad, tennis court, fitness centre, Internet access and conference calling facilities
•At the 2010 Navigate Oceania World Travel Awards Wharekauhau Country Estate has been nominated for:
New Zealand's Leading Luxury Lodge & New Zealand's Leading Spa Resort
•Qualmark Exclusive Rating
•NOV-08 Voted Best in the World by Condé Nast Traveller (USA) Reader
•APR-08 2008 New Zealand Beef & Lamb Hallmark Award for Excellence
•Wharekauhau Voted Best in the World by Conde Nast Traveler (USA) Readers 2008
Destination: Wharekauhau Lodge, Palliser Bay, Wellington
Official website: Wharekauhau Lodge Luxury Accommodation