Wharekauhau Country Estate, Palliser Bay
Located on the southern tip of North Island, overlooking rugged Palliser Bay, this spectacular lodge is a working sheep station covering 4,600 acres.
12 elegant suites, all with panoramic ocean view verandahs, provide homely abodes with king-size four poster beds, fireplaces and fully-stocked bars. The gracious main lodge is built in the style of an Edwardian country mansion, furnished with antiques and overlooking green pastures and blue waters.
After a day of activities, from bushwalking and four-wheel drive safaris to horse trekking and touring the Martin borough wineries, savour gourmet cuisine and fine vintages in convivial or intimate surrounds.