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With 5,500 acres of private land including ancient forests, peaceful lakes, rivers, and a wild and rugged coast, our guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to a route for walking, mountain biking, horse riding or ATV quad bike adventures.

Clay shooting tests the reflexes like no other sport and what better place to enjoy a shoot than Wharekauhau’s own clay-target field. Small calibre guns and rifles are available: .22, .22 magnum, .410 shotgun, 20 gauge and 12 gauge shotguns. Firearms, ammunition, targets and instruction are provided.

$95.00 per person (25 clay targets)
$3.00 per target after the initial 25

The ancient sport of archery has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity on the back of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Full instruction and a range of archery equipment are available at Wharekauhau such as: recurve bows, left and right handed and compound bows.

$55.00 per person per hour
From 1 April 2016 this activity will increase to $65.00 per person per hour


Ideal for the adventurous, these bikes are loads of fun. We’ll give you 20 minutes of tuition and you can enjoy a great way to travel along the black sand beaches, over scenic riverbanks and along open fields in the company of an experienced guide. Protective clothing provided.

*Please note that pillion passengers, (doubling), is not allowed.
*Riders must be a minimum 16 years of age.

$175.00 per person
*From 1 April 2016 this activity will increase to $215 per person

HORSE RIDING (November through to April)
Ride horseback over one of the most spectacular farms on earth. Enjoy a picnic, carefully prepared by the Lodge kitchen, and stop along the way to eat lunch by a babbling brook, or overlooking the rugged and dramatic coastline of Palliser Bay.

*Riders must be a minimum 8 years of age.
*Must be pre-booked

$130.00 per person per hour, two person minimum
*From 1 April 2016 this activity will increase to $150 per person, two hour minimum

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.

Complimentary when fishing without a guide
$55 per person per hour, when fishing with a guide