FISHING FROM THE BEACH (Surfcasting)
The bountiful coastline along Palliser Bay offers a variety of interesting and edible fish. Discover the best spots to fish with professional instruction. Alternatively there is complimentary use of fishing equipment for those wishing to fish without a guide.
NOTE: Heavily weather and tide dependent
Whilst taking in the dramatic vistas, relax in absolute bliss and forget the outside world. Embrace nature with friendly sheep dotting the pastures outside your cottage and mountains shining against the sky. The gentle sound of the ocean is perfect ambiance as you watch a spectacular sunset.
Make yourself at home, sinking into deep sofas and fluffy pillows in this private setting. Heated marbled floors and a fireplace keep your comfortable in all seasons, and enjoy our famous homemade cookies.
In true Wharekauhau style, natural materials are used throughout the cottage suites. Clay tiles, pebble mosaics, rich New Zealand wool carpeting, soft cotton linens and hemp curtains lend to the authentic atmosphere and genuine experience.
Indulge in the luxury and comfort of Wharekauhau’s cottage suites high above the thunderous surf of Palliser Bay.
What’s your dream holiday accommodation? 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 amongst 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.
In true Wharekauhau style, natural materials are used throughout the cottage suites, including clay tiles, pebble mosaics, plastered walls, rich New Zealand wool carpeting, cotton bed linen and hemp curtains.
All Cottage Suites are 70 sqm in floor size
Luxurious Wharepapa Cottage sits on the sloping pastures of Wharekauhau. This secluded retreat enjoys endless views of Palliser Bay and Lake Onoke Sandspit. This beautifully designed, warm and homely cottage is an ideal residence to base yourself for a longer stay and explore the estate and region over a few days. Fully self-maintained, this 3-bedroom cottage, has a large open-plan living, kitchen, and dining area. The cottage comes with a full working kitchen, including an induction cooktop, oven, microwave, refrigerator, and freezer, can be stocked with pre-arranged grocery items (at an additional cost).
Wharepapa Cottage is located a short 4km drive from the main lodge (Please note that having a car at your disposal is advised).
*This cottage does not have a meal plan included in the rate and a couple of options are available:
*Breakfast provisions are available in the cottage
*Should you wish to book breakfast/dinner at Wharekauhau please note there is a 48 hour lead time required, and additional charges will apply.
All guest cottages have the option to interconnect, so families and friends traveling together have the advantage of being able to interconnect with other rooms booked in their group.
* All Guest Cottages are located within 150 metres of the main lodge.
Location & Transportation
Wharekauhau is a scenic 1.5 hour drive from central Wellington City, or a 4 hour drive from the Hawkes Bay.