North Island's West Coast Hotels

Hiwinui Country Estate

  • 465 Ashhurst–Bunnythorpe Rd. Map It
  • Palmerston North


  • Luxury on a working farm
  • Interesting artwork
  • Spa


  • You might not want luxury on a working farm
  • No kids

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

For a luxurious farm stay and spa day, do the 18-km (11-mile) drive from Palmerston North to this 1,100-acre working sheep-and-dairy farm, hosted by the family that has farmed this land for five generations. Photos and artifacts relate their history. The homestead looks across lawns and gardens, beyond farm paddocks to the forest-covered Ruahine Ranges. Relax by roaring stone fireplaces or in the private garden with hot tub and fireplace; have breakfast delivered to your room; or indulge in a massage at the beauty and day spa. A delightful dinner with fresh local produce and New Zealand wine can be pre-arranged. The two suites have under-floor heating and high-quality linens. One has a whirlpool bath and one a double shower. Packages with beauty treatments are available.

Hotel Information


465 Ashhurst–Bunnythorpe Rd., Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, 4481, New Zealand

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 2 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 10/27/2015

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