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New Zealand / Wharekauhau Country Estate

This award-winning Edwardian-style mansion is set in 5,000 acres of prime grazing land overlooking Palliser Bay. A working sheep farm that lies close to vineyards, it offers guests the opportunity to get involved and gain fascinating insights into daily farm life by way of a private half day farm tour. Self-contained cottages boast open fireplaces, deep sofas, and dramatic ocean vistas, plus two stand-alone private properties. Natural materials take centre stage – clay tiles, pebble mosaics, hemp curtains and New Zealand wool carpeting adding homely touches. After cocktails, meals are taken in the lavishly appointed dining room, which in turn flows through to the impressive Country Kitchen and conservatory. Activities include tennis, mountain biking, four wheel drive farm safaris and tastings at local wineries, just a stones throw from the estate. An indoor pool and spa provide refreshing relaxation.

from £480 pppn

Prices per night including breakfast, pre dinner drinks and evening dinner. 

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Our pricing aims to give an indication of the prices in low and high season. Low season for New Zealand is generally between the months of May to September, high season runs from October to April. Prices are based on 2 sharing (unless otherwise indicated) and include return economy flights from London. Regional departures, child prices and single supplements are available on request. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to our special offers, please call for details.

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When is the best time to visit New Zealand?

New Zealand’s seasons are the opposite to those in the UK and less extreme. The North Island is sub-tropical whilst the South Island is temperate. The warmest and most popular months to visit are from December to April, although the shoulder seasons are also very pleasant and highly recommended.

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