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Whether you’re seeking an insight into farming in New Zealand, a tour of the lodge's historic coastline, or an invigorating walk through the 5,500 acre Wharekauhau haven, almost anything is possible.

HIKING AND MOUNTAIN BIKING
With 5,500 acres of private land, including ancient forests, peaceful lakes, and a wild and beautiful coastline, there is little shortage of choice when it comes to choosing a route for walking or mountain biking.

Slightly more strenuous tramping expeditions are also available. Head off around a coastal trail while others take to the hills to experience the song of native birds and the distinctive smell and texture of the Podocarp forest.
 
Walking maps are available from the lodge on arrival

WHAREKAUHAU FARM TOUR
This working sheep station tour - in a comfortable 4-wheel drive vehicle - is an absolute must for all Wharekauhau Visitors. Bordered by the Rimutaka Ranges and Pacific Ocean, this classic Kiwi Romney sheep station features all the activities that have created New Zealand’s legendary farming heritage, including sheep shearing demonstrations, sheep dogs in action and daily farm events.

$160.00 per person (complimentary for a booking of 3 nights or more)
*From 1 April 2016 this activity will increase to $175.00 per person
CAPE PALLISER SEAL COLONY AND LIGHTHOUSE TOUR
Travel along the rugged coastline to the picturesque, historic fishing village of Ngawi, looking back over Palliser Bay to Wharekauhau.

Continue on to one of New Zealand’s largest Brown Fur Seal colonies where seals bask in this unspoiled natural environment. Whilst there, climb to the top of the lighthouse for magnificent views. On return, stop at the historical Lake Ferry Hotel for famous fish and chips and some local beverages from the southernmost tip of the North Island.

$275.00 per person
*From 1 April 2016 this activity will increase to $315 per person