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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 indoor swimming pool and free cooked-to-order breakfast.

You can enjoy TVs with cable channels, and all 12 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi, fireplaces and balconies. In-room dining is convenient with amenities like kitchenettes and room service. Fridges, separate bathtubs and showers and coffee/tea makers are also available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with body wraps, body scrubs and mani/pedis. For a drink, you can stop by the lodge's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the fitness centre and outdoor tennis court as well as access to mountain biking and hiking/biking trails. Business travellers can take advantage of conference space and a business centre. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served. 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/room 25 Oct. - 26 Oct.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96.0% of guests recommend out of 150 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 tennis court, and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. Spa services, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury Wharekauhau Luxury Country Estate. Free self parking is available. This 5-star Palliser Bay lodge is smoke free.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site


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 air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features fireplaces and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Accommodation at this 5-star lodge has kitchenettes with fridges and coffee/tea makers. 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
  • Coffee maker
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Wharekauhau Luxury Country Estate has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 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 - 5:30 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 - 5:30 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 612 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
  • Debit cards not accepted


Optional extras

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

  • Late check-out fee: 50 per cent of room rate (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 612 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 per cent

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

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the lodge before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • 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®

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*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.