DAYS seven to tenNEXT
General Manager of South Wairarapa's Wharekauhau Lodge, Richard Rooney, has been named among the top luxury resort managers in the world. Owner Bill Foley's revered wine cellar and select tastings, will be as uplifting as the stories they tell.
The estate's kitchen is helmed by chef Marc Soper, whose locavorian approach of seed to skillet, and contemporised classics, have seen him reel in countless awards, continues your journey deeper into epicurean bliss.
Next day, go foraging for local truffles and sample Black Estate’s remarkable wines, round out a spectacular day with a light supper back at your lodge beside a crackling fire.
Wake to the thunderous surf of Palliser Bay and indulge in the comforts of the Lodge. Kick back with a book, enjoy the Spa, have a superb lunch, and let the view envelope you. Simply superb.
Off for a day at the ‘Capital of Cool’, Wellington, and an in-depth journey of Te Papa’s taonga (treasures), with a curator-led Back of House private tour at the Museum of New Zealand.
One of the city’s top chefs has created a luscious lunch based on your culinary brief.
Then, to Weta Studio Tours for a special ‘behind the scenes tour’ of Weta Workshop studios, an immersive filmmaking experience and a must do for all Lord of the Rings fans. Fly back to Wharekauhau and relax.