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Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation

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#2 of 4 ranches in Kerikeri
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Bay of Islands Accommodation Kerikeri Accommodation. 5 stylish cottages nestled amongst 5 acres of award winning "Garden of Significance"(NZGT). A restaurant/cafe awarded "Northland Cafe of the Year" and an Art Gallery of International Artworks are onsite. A new Sculpture trail of 40+ NZ and international artists work runs through the gardens (free for guests staying). Non-toxic printmaking courses and garden tours are run by our professionals. Located 1km from the boutique town of Kerikeri or walking distance to the historic Stone Store Reserve. 20 Min. Drive to dolphin watching, fishing, horse riding, wineries, and 6 golf courses within 30 min. Drive.
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Loulou0833 wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand187 contributions31 helpful votes
From the time we arrived generously hosted by Tania. This fabulous place developed by her clever father, we relaxed and felt peaceful. Great location, exceeded expectations regarding cottages and that we were nestled in the bush. Beds very comfortable and clean, could not recommend higher.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sarah B wrote a review Mar 2021
United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
A friend recommended I stay here when I told her I was visiting Kerikeri. From the moment I booked, Tania, the manager, made me feel very much at home. I didn’t come by car so she offered to pick me up at the bus stop - she made sure I knew all about Wharepuke and it’s origin. It’s such a different type of Accomodation and it was a real treat staying here. It’s close enough to town and the stone store yet you feel a million miles away from everything.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dr Benjamin P wrote a review Mar 2021
Whangarei, New Zealand798 contributions525 helpful votes
We totally loved this. The amazing setting - planting started in 1993 - is truly like being in the Amazon with Heliconias, Orchids and all manner of interesting trees and plants and all looking as if they have been there forever. Each placement and association has been planned, providing a synergy with other plants. Much planning and thought is evident in general. An escorted tour can be booked also. The outdoor sculpture walk is lovely also with artworks discussed via an explanatory catalogue, weatherproofed and convenient to carry. The gallery offers shows of interesting artists and there is an operational print studio, which offers classes as well. Although we didn't try the acclaimed restaurant - Māha - we visited it as there are more artworks on display as well. It offers a real haven of peace from the bustling town, which is like a mini-Auckland.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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TomDAk wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand43 contributions15 helpful votes
Stayed here for a week over Christmas holiday and were very impressed. We highly recommend it as place to relax and unwind and will visit again. It’s not 5 star hotel type accommodation but has all you need. Highlights are: - warm and competent Tania who checks in each day to see if all ok and change towels and clear rubbish etc.and Monty the friendly resident canine - each cabin has secluded outlook onto the amazing lush garden, - sculptures on site, gallery and artist workshop, - the ambience and feel - great on site restaurant, - location is walking distance to historic stone store, very good gastro pub, fantastic walks, and Kerikeri town.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Heather M wrote a review Dec 2020
New York111 contributions31 helpful votes
I found Wharepuke by chance wondering around Kerikeri looking for a place to stay during lockdown. What started as a refuge became my home for nine months! By day you can stroll around the pathways and sculpture garden. No matter how many times I did I always spotted something new. I came to recognize the calls of the fantail and Tui birds which I spotted on the property often. I frequently surprised a pheasant in a tree and glimpsed rosellas a few times. The fruit and trees on the property gloriously change with the seasons unlike anything I’ve ever seen. At night the stars are glorious and there are perfect Milky Way views from the lake on the property. Full moons magically light up the garden by the cottages. The cottages are perfect for one or two people and have the essentials to make a home cooked meal any time you want. If you don’t feel like cooking grab a meal at Maha just a few meters walk from your cottage! Tania and Mark are lovely hosts and work hard to keep you happy along with their dog Monte who, if you’re lucky, will give you a cuddle during your stay. There’s a laundry washer and dryer available to all the cottages. The real magic is sleeping and waking to the sounds of nature and you’re a few minutes walk from the Stone Store and about 15 minutes walk from town center. Highly recommend and would definitely stay again and again. If only the government let me stay indefinitely in your beautiful country! Thank you so much for your beautiful hospitality!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Transported wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland, New Zealand21 contributions29 helpful votes
We booked Wharepuke as a stop-over on our way home after a week in the Far North, as much for its proximity to the excellent Maha Restaurant as anything else. We didn’t expect such warm and personal service as we received from Tania, for whom the setting is not just her business but her home and heritage, nor the gorgeous subtropical forest established by her father or the excellent sculpture trail that winds through it. The cottage we stayed in was well appointed, clean, comfortable, attractive and private. We wished we had planned to stay longer and it will be our go-to accommodation in Kerikeri from now on. Excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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687beth74 wrote a review Sept 2018
Mangonui, New Zealand49 contributions7 helpful votes
Everything you need is provided in these comfortable, spacious warm and private cottages which are in the midst of a beautiful sub-tropical garden. There is an abundance of birdlife including tui and kereru which were easily spotted from our cottage. Many unusual plants and trees are a feature including a handsome strawberry fig tree from New Guinea which was bordering our verandah. An award winning restaurant within the grounds is only a couple of minutes walk from the cottage through stunning tropical plantings with little lights along the paths to guide you. There is also a Sculpture park with work from local and national artists plus an art gallery. We would highly recommend this property
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from tazNz, Owner at Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Thank you for your wonderful review. Yes, bird watching is easy from your cottage especailly in spring. My fathers "garden of significance" attracts a large variety. Hope to see you again. Tania
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tuturiwhata wrote a review Jun 2018
Glenfield, New Zealand149 contributions96 helpful votes
We stayed here on a trip up north after seeing it recommended here, and were glad we did. The accommodation consists of self-contained cottages set amid a large subtropical garden and sculpture park, with a main room combining a kitchen and lounge, a separate bedroom with king bed, and a bathroom. The rooms were extremely comfortable and contained everything we needed, we'll definitely be staying here again in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Responded 2 Oct 2018
Hi tuturiwhata So glad you had a happy stay with us. We have recently installed new heat pumps as well to make things a bit more comfortable for our guests.Hope to see you soon. Tania
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Le petit chat noir wrote a review May 2018
San Francisco, California126 contributions38 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights at the beginning of May. Tania, our host, was very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Our quirky Kiwi cottage had everything we needed; the bed was comfortable and the shower and the wi-fi worked well. In comparison with a similarly priced apartment hotel in the city there were no laundry facilities ($5 a load is available on request) and the TV only offered free to air channels rather than SKY. None of this was a problem for us and the cottages have the big added bonus of being located in a fascinating sub-tropical garden and sculpture park. We did the garden tour ($25pp) with Tania's dad and there are several of her uncle's sculptures in the garden so it's very much a family affair.. We also had dinner on both nights at the excellent on-site restaurant. You'll pay Auckland restaurant prices but the food is first class and it's only a stone's throw from your front door which is handy if you like a wine with dinner.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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AnthBo wrote a review May 2018
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
The somewhat retro cottages are just right......everything you need, beautifully sited to take advantage of the garden setting yet retain privacy, and tastefully decorated with Original artwork. There’s plenty to do without venturing off the property. There’s a beautiful sub tropical garden, a sculpture walk, a gallery and a working print studio. Mark Graver, the artist, is happy to show you around. To add to this, there is a great restaurant, worth visiting even if you don’t stay in the cottages.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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$198 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsKerikeri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation
Which popular attractions are close to Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation?
Nearby attractions include The Parrot Place (0.9 km), The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station (0.6 km), and Kerikeri River Track (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Jerusalem, Curry King Indian And Thai Cuisine, and Māha Restaurant.
Does Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation have airport transportation?
Yes, Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station (0.6 km), KeriKeri New Zealand (1.2 km), and Kororipo Heritage Park (0.6 km).
Is Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.