Superbly situated just a 10-minute helicopter ride from Wellington, Wharekauhau Country Estate is the ideal place to experience a secluded luxury holiday in New Zealand. With enviable rooms and sumptuous cottage suites, gourmet restaurants, a superb gym and an opulent spa, you will experience all the comfort and peace you could ever wish for in a holiday.
Your own private retreat
Make your selection from an unmatched choice of exquisite rooms and cottage suites, all perfectly finished with a beautiful bed and tub with a sea-facing view. Edwardian grandeur is the inspiration for this stylish accommodation. Here you can truly relax both body and mind on your own personal terrace and enjoy awe-inspiring vistas. For a little extra luxury, why not book the owner’s cottage with three bedrooms situated over two floors? You’ll also benefit from your own study, well-stocked wine cellar and infinity pool.
Skilled chefs with versatile menus
The working farm located at this resort means culinary delights await your presence fresh from the land. From fruit and vegetable to seaweed from the shores, everything is home-grown. The sole restaurant of Wharekauhau is superbly staffed with excellent chefs who deliver a versatile choice of dishes, from red snapper and local crayfish to New Zealand’s famous beef and lamb. Enjoy a rustic-style breakfast in the estate’s country kitchen aperitifs before dinner in the Wharekauhau’s lounge. The area is renowned for its wine and there is much on offer to entice.
As you’d expect in a highly acclaimed New Zealand resort such as Wharekauhau Country Estate, there are outstanding amenities offered. You can quad bike around the estate; take laps in the 22-metre pool or indulge in a decadent massage in the spa. A bijou gym supplies a place to revitalise your body and there’s a games room for more leisurely fun.
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We have been using Azure to arrange our holidays for over 12 years. Every year usually twice a year, sometimes more, we rely on the experienced team at Chester to provide expert information on our chosen destinations. Be it a return to our established favorites in Barbados and Dubai or a new and exiting destination chosen from Azures brochure it is always handled in a friendly and competent manner. The small details are not missed such as do we need late check out or early arrival, which can make such a difference after sometimes long hours travelling. For us using Azure takes the uncertainty out of booking holidays.
We have been booking our holidays through Azure for 10 years and we can thoroughly recommend them. The Azure team arrange amazing holidays, well chosen destinations and hotels with a tailored itinerary that runs like clockwork with so many wonderful extras, it really takes the time and stress out of planning. When the weather has disrupted our journeys, their 24 hour service has provided us with 5* rescues! Nothing is too much trouble for Azure staff and the same goes for all the staff we have met on our Azure holidays which really are out of this world. We continue to recommend your company and all your wonderful team and look forward to our next holiday with you.
Well we are back in the UK after an amazing trip for a very special birthday and must thank Azure in Chester and Jayne O'Gorman for organising everything after we won the auction bid for this trip with SeaDream Yacht Club at Valerie's Summer Ball last year! We had the trip of a lifetime, met amazing people, visited fabulous places and befriended the superb crew aboard SeaDream I. We couldn't fault a single thing onboard - just amazing and hope we can meet the crew again at some future date! I even cried when i had to leave! Well done Azure and Jayne O'Gorman.
My first experience with Azure was when they came to my rescue when my family and I were stranded abroad on holiday without accommodation, their professionalism and ability to make things happen at very very short notice was second to none. They were very knowledgeable and were able to utilise their many relationships within the industry to get things resolved for me within an hour. I can't praise them enough for rescuing my family's holiday and making it a truly memorable time. Since then the team always do their best to make my holidays the best they can possibly be based on their own vast travel knowledge and experiences. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and wouldn't use anyone else for luxurious travel.