Fodor's Expert Review Kawakawa Station
2631 Cape Palliser Rd., Featherston, Wellington, 5772, New Zealand
On 5,000-acres of rolling hills with sheep, cattle, horses, and dogs is a cozy, self-contained hillside cottage that welcomes guests. If you can peel your eyes from the far-reaching views of the blue Pacific you'll find a refrigerator stocked with breakfast goodies, a warming wood burner, and comfortable furniture. For fishing folk and hardy surfers, a beach is within walking distance. The station also offers a three-day, three-night walk through farmland and bush from October to April. You stay overnight in cozy huts with all meals taken care of for $399 per person. This is a New Zealand experience not to be missed.
- a real Kiwi farm experience
- not too far from the sea
- not suitable for children
- the silence might keep you awake at night