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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.

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)

WHAREKAUHAU COASTLINE TOUR

Take a spectacular and breathtaking drive along the coastline following the original stock route established in 1844. Watch thunderous surf pound into the rocky coastline of Palliser Bay and feel the exhilaration of this wild coastal environment. This dramatic landscape of mountainous boulders, sheer cliffs and windswept flora is a photographer’s dream.

$160.00 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

WINE TOUR

No less than 29 boutique wineries are situated in close proximity to Wharekauhau. Discover the pleasures of the local wineries, tasting some of the world’s best Pinot Noir. International wine experts rate Martinborough as one of the finest wine growing regions in New Zealand and its Pinot Noir equal to anything that Burgundy has on offer.

Your personal guide will chauffer you around the best vineyards and introduce you to the wine-makers for a behind the scenes tour. Included with this tour will be lunch at one of the vineyard cafes or at one of the excellent cafes in the village where you will also have the opportunity to visit the boutique shops.

$275.00 per person