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Wharekauhau

Top 10 Romantic Hotels Worldwide

A cozy cottage in Wharekauhau, a 5,000-acre working sheep station in New Zealand and one of GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Hotels Worldwide


NEW ZEALAND

North Island
Wharekauhau
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For many, a farm holiday might not sound like the height of romance, but those who have been to Wharekauhau know that agriculture and ardor do mix. 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 both your spirit and your commitment to one another. Surrounded by seemingly endless space, 13 cottage suites entice with fireplaces, double spa baths and sophisticated details by local artisans. While it may be tempting to stay in, opportunities abound for PDA. Explore 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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Drawing room at Wharekauhau, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Hotels Worldwide

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