Wharekauhau Country Estate

Wharekauhau Lodge | Western Lake Road, Palliser Bay, RD3 Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand Telephone: +64 6 307 7581 Facsimile: +64 6 307 7799 | Email: reservations@wharekauhau.co.nz | W: www.wharekauhau.co.nz

As you wander into the grand lodge, what catches the eye is the awe-inspiring view over Palliser Bay, framed perfectly from every vantage point. Each room in the main lodge has a different feel, from large open lounges to smaller and more intimate areas such as the Palliser Room or Drawing Room. The antique furniture and over-sized fireplaces throughout the lodge capture the grandeur of yesteryear.

At the heart of it all you will find the Main Lounge, grand in design whilst remaining intimate in feel. Slide into an inviting sofa or armchair; take a moment to relax by conversing with fellow guests, or escaping into a good book.

The elegant Dining Room flows through to the impressive Country Kitchen and conservatory where large marble benches and an open kitchen offer guests the chance to discuss the chefs' secrets of the kitchen.

Walk through the French doors and step into another world; Wharekauhau's magical private courtyard and gardens. The immaculate croquet lawn and Petanque field border the inviting, sun-soaked courtyard, an ideal spot to enjoy a local Chardonnay or gather with new-found friends.


Wharekauhau’s Luxury Cottage Suites are a picture of grandeur.

Perched high above the thunderous surf of the Palliser Bay, you are treated to dramatic vistas. Relax in absolute bliss and forget the outside world.

Be at one with nature among the sheep that dot the pastures and enjoy deep sofas, fluffy pillows, heated marbled floors, and homemade cookies are just a few of the luxuries that are associated with our 16 Cottage Suites.


No other accommodation compares to the Foley Villa at Wharekauhau Country Estate. The villa is a world-class, 4,500 square foot, hideaway that offers, you the guest, the best of both worlds. It offers complete privacy, and independence, as well as access to all of the Wharekauhau amenities.

The Foley Villa is located a short 10 minute walk, (or 2 minute drive), from the main lodge with stunning views over the dramatic Palliser Bay. Built to make a statement, and yet it sits as an elegant stand-alone property framed by backdrop of the Remutaka Ranges. 

The 3 bedroom villa is split between two levels, joined by an Oamaru sandstone staircase. The interiors were custom designed by local designer firm Kurio Design. The villa has a light and bright Hamptons-style feel that has been designed to incorporate as much natural light as possible with high ceilings, large windows, and full sliding patio doors.


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