96.0% Based on 149 reviews TripAdvisor Traveller Rating 5 out of 5

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Palliser Bay awaits you at Wharekauhau Luxury Country Estate. You'll find popular sights like Mount Victoria Lookout and Wellington Zoo within reach. Highlights at this beach lodge include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and an indoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy TVs with cable channels, and all 12 rooms feature free WiFi, fireplaces and balconies. Kitchenettes come equipped with fridges and microwaves, and room service is also available. Separate bathtubs and showers, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans are also available.

For a drink, you can stop by the lodge's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the fitness centre and spa tub. Business travellers can take advantage of conference space and a business centre. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, concierge services and a games room. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions in proximity to this 5-star Palliser Bay lodge include Courtenay Place and Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand).

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Cottage Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$1,451 per night

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96.0% of guests recommend out of 149 reviews


About the Wharekauhau Luxury Country Estate

Location 4132 Wharekauhau Road, RD3, Palliser Bay, 5773

Renovations + Closures

The property is closed between 14 July and 16 August.

Property Features

Wharekauhau Luxury Country Estate offers its guests an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. A BBQ, an arcade/games room, and concierge services are also featured at the luxury Wharekauhau Luxury Country Estate. Free self parking is available.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Games room or arcade
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Bellhop


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) (122.7 km / 76.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Wharekauhau Luxury Country Estate offers 12 forms of accommodation with fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodation at this 5-star lodge has kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, a complimentary bathrobe and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Cable televisions are provided. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Fireplace
  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free breakfast.

Wharekauhau Luxury Country Estate has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.

Guests aged under 15 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 5:30 PM, please contact the property at least 72 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 5:30 PM must contact the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 558 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 558 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Wharekauhau Luxury Country Estate Lodge Palliser Bay
  • Wharekauhau Luxury Country Estate Lodge
  • Wharekauhau Luxury Country Estate Palliser Bay
  • Wharekauhau Luxury Country Estate

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official classification for accommodation in New Zealand. This Lodge property has been awarded the Qualmark® Luxury Lodge classification, which is displayed on this page as 5.0 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.