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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.


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.

$130.00 per person per hour, two person minimum
Must be prebooked


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


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)
$30.00 per box after 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 hour


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


An adventure for the palate! Sample a series of wines from the Foley Family portfolio with our in-house Sommelier, or Restaurant Manager in the cellar. Learn about  the various flavour profiles, and wine making techniques.
$40 per person

All activities can be booked by contacting reception on your arrival