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Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation

Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation
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190 Kerikeri Road , Northland
Tel: (0)9 4078933

Kerikeri Accommodation Bay of Islands

5  stylish family-run cottages nestled amongst 5 acres of "Gardens of  Significance".

Our eco cottages offer; Super king or long twin beds, self catering facilities, WiFi and Broadband connection (free). Original Artworks. A blend of modern and eco technology.

Also in the garden is a cafe/restaurant offering Thai Fusion and Modern European cuisine. FOOD at Wharepuke is Northland "Cafe of the Year " and "Innovative Chef of the Year". Colin was a Metro Award  winner. Much of the produce is grown on the property organically. A new Art Gallery showcases Internationally acclaimed artists work focusing on printmaking but also exceptional examples in other media.

Non-toxic printmaking courses run by Mark Graver (awarded World Print Award 2010-Lessedra, Bulgaria, and author of "Nontoxic Printmaking" A&C Black London).   Subtropical garden tours available by our onsite professionals.

6 golf courses within 30 min. drive. Great base for exploring Bay of Island and Northland attractions. 2mins. to Kerikeri or historic Stone Store reserve. 7mins. to BOI airport. 20mins. Bay of Islands.

Its important to us that you enjoy our subtropical garden oasis!

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We include green room info packs We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

We work with Great Sights on the Kerikeri Eco tour. We teach nontoxic printmaking courses onsite.

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegan Vegetarian Organic Food Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce

Organic Meals

Our onsite restaurant offers a selection of meals. The general menu is listed on our website with a changing blackboard menu daily. Please contact if you have special dietary needs for options


1 bedroom self contained cottages. Superking or long twin single beds. Slat sofa bed in living room. Kitchenette. All crockery, linen,etc included. Laudry facilitys available. Free broadband connection. Free View TV. Private Deck overlooking the gardens. Restaurant.

Total Capacity

2-4 per cottage


Phone & Broadband


Art Gallery of Internationally acclaimed artists, focusing on printmaking but also exceptional examples in other media. Non toxic printmaking run by on-site professional Mark Graver. Subtropical garden tours around the "Garden of Significance" with plant guru Robin Booth. Wharepuke is part of the Fullers Great Sights Eco tour which includes Living Nature cosmetics, and Ake Ake vineyard. River walks following the Kerikeri river through native bush and onto a Maori Pa site are 5. min. walk away.

Tariff Includes

Accommodation- small charge for internet access and laundry facilitys


Kerikeri is 3 1/2 hour drive from Auckland airport or 7mins. from the BOI airport. From SH10 turn into Kerikeri road. Drive through Keirkeri township following "Historical Sites" sign around the one way system. Wharepuke is 1km from the centre of town at 190 Kerikeri road. Go straight over two round-abouts and start going down the Stone Store hill. There is a 50km road sign on the right. We are on the left almost opposite it. There is a sign saying "Wharepuke" The cottages cannot be seen from the road. Come down into the little valley where we have our restaurant. If no one seems to be around ring the intercom on the outside of the building.
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