This homey hotel provides a pleasing contrast with its rugged, working farm surroundings.

The room in the owners cottage at the Wharekauhau hotel.

This 5,000-acre working sheep and cattle station overlooks Palliser Bay on the rugged southern tip of New Zealand's North Island. Here you can reinvigorate your spirit, surrounded by seemingly endless space. Thirteen cottage suites entice with fireplaces, double spa baths and sophisticated details by local artisans. In addition, the 4,500-square-foot Owner's Cottage boasts a lounge with BOSE audio visual system, a dining room, three bedrooms, a kitchen and a wine cellar; the house sommelier will be happy to host wine tastings upon request. While it may be tempting to stay in, opportunities to explore abound. Visit local boutique wineries, stroll through the on-site fruit orchard or linger over the house restaurant's signature "long lunch" before retiring with a drink in front of an open fire.

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Western Lake Rd. 5773 Palliser Bay New Zealand


+64 6 307 7581 Hotel’s Website

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