Pour yourself a glass of wine, sit back, and enjoy the sun-kissed landscape surrounding Wharekauhau Country Estate. Dating back to the 1800s, this working sheep farm is a visual feast, warm and inviting you to bathe in its golden glow.

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Rising above Palliser Bay’s blue surf, you’ll find Wharekauhau Country Estate and its 16 cottage suites. Dramatic mountains interrupt the sky. Count the gentle waves as the sun sets… and then count the sheep dotting the sloping green pastures like fluffy white clouds, as you drift off to sleep in your king-size beds. Deep sofas covered in plush pillows are just the spot for an afternoon snooze. On chilly evenings, warm up by a crackling fire, setting your feet on heated marble floors.

Natural materials like clay tiles, pebble mosaics, New Zealand wool carpet, soft cotton linens, and hemp curtains all radiate an earthy aura.

If you want even more privacy, go for the Cottage at Wharekauhau Country Estate. Just a short drive from the main lodge, this abode is outfitted with three bedrooms, an open-plan living room, kitchen, and dining area.

The lodge is reminiscent of a bygone era of the Edwardian times graciousness and grandeur. Set high up on a hill, the views are spectacularly vast even though inside it’s intimate and cozy. Settle in the antique furniture with your favorite book.

The scent of freshly-baked cookies and bread in the main lodge’s country kitchen invites you in for a meal. Share a laugh in the sunny kitchen during a four-course meal. Warm light flows into the dining room from the gardens. Swing open the French doors leading to the private courtyard where you will drink a glass of Chardonnay. The chefs often pluck herbs, kaffir limes, juicy red strawberries, carrots, beets, and green beans, just to name a few.

The surrounding region is endlessly interesting. Mountains, gorges, and the Pacific coastline all change their moods each season. In the spring, new lambs add to the flock. Jump on an ATV and ride across the local black sand beach. Visit historic fishing villages and see one of the country’s largest Brown Fur Seal colonies from your perch high up in a lighthouse.

Wine aficionados can take their pick between the 29 nearby boutique wineries. Taste some of the world’s best Pinot Noir and bring some back with you to enjoy over dinner at Wharekauhau Country Estate.

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