482 Hunter Road, Porangahau
Central Hawkes Bay
New Zealand
Phone: +64 6 855 5119
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Accommodation Packages


An unique opportunity for a peaceful, private and relaxing holiday for family, friends or corporate retreat. 

Golf Weekend Package

Get your group together and play at your choice of 10 local courses. You can self-drive, or we are happy to arrange  transport.  
After an invigorating round of golf, Chapelwick is yours to enjoy. Relax over a delicious meal, play a game of billiards on the full size table, take a walk around the grounds, play tennis, swim or on a winters night congregate around the fires with a warming glass of red wine or in the summer a white wine or beer on the lawn.
How about a themed prize-giving dinner e.g. black tie or fancy dress. We are happy to arrange this or any other local activities for you.
Choose from the following golf courses:
  • Porangahau - 5-minute drive - 9 hole links, green fees $10, no club or trundler hire available, a real links experience, suitable for family golf and young players.
  • Flemington - 25 minute drive - 9 holes, green fees $8, no club or trundler hire available, a country style course.
  • Waipawa - 30 minute drive - 12 holes, 5837 metres long, green fees $10, no club or trundler hire available, a good course.
  • Waipukurau - 30 minute drive - 18 holes, green fees $20, no club or trundler hire available, a good course with newly appointed professional.
  • Takapau - 30 minute drive - 12 holes, green fees from $15, no club or trundler hire available, a good course.
  • Onga Onga - 30 minute drive - 9 holes, green fees from $10, no club or trundler hire available, a wonderful experience and highly recommended.
  • Bridge Pa (Hastings) - 50 minute drive - 18 holes, green fees from $50,club and trundler hire available. This is one of New Zealand's top courses. Bookings are essential via the Professional's Shop.
  • Flaxmere (Hawke’s Bay) - 50 minute drive a second 18 holes right next door to Bridge Pa. Green fees from $35.
  • Cape Kidnappers -70 minute drive, rated 27th best course in the world by Golf Magazines Top 100 2005. Perched high above Hawke's Bay on the cliffs of Cape Kidnappers.  Bookings essential.
  • Maraenui - 80 minute drive - 18 holes, green fees from $35, club and trundler hire available. This is a top course and highly recommended. Bookings are essential via the Professional's Shop.
Please confirm the green fees with the clubs.

Romantic Escape Package

Love is in the air!
Chapelwick is the perfect place for a romantic interlude or honeymoon for couples wishing to relax and spend some quality time together.
2 nights accommodation in The Hunter Suite, adorned with romantic candles and flowers
Light supper on arrival
Delicious breakfast for two delivered to your suite
Romantic dinner for two serviced in your suite, under the trees in the orchard or, in winter, private dining in the library in front of the fire
Special bedroom turn down service – bubble bath, candles, chocolates and champagne.
Late check out (1 pm)
Enjoy the privacy, ambieance and old world charm of Chapelwick.
Package cost $650.00 per couple
We are happy to arrange any local activities



Girls / Hens Weekend

Hey Girlfriend, get your best friends together and come to Chapelwick for a GIRLS WEEKEND.
Whether you are wanting an action weekend, a pampering weekend or maybe a bit of both, we can put a package together for you.
Please phone or email to discuss your requirements.




Family Holiday - Bring the Kids

Chapelwick for young families.  While catering to the needs of the parents, we offer a great place for kids. 
A friendly, safe environment where they can play, kick a ball, ride their bike, swim, climb trees and what they love the most interact with our friendly farmyard animals. Cardeaux our 'please be my friend Goat', our sheep that love to be patted and at the right time of year our new lambs, say hello to Babe the pig and Chester and Ralph the Alpacas and help collect the eggs and feed the cooks.
Parents have commented how great it is for the children to have an early dinner, put to bed and then be able to have a leisurely meal together, knowing the children are safety tucked up in bed.  A home away from home - without the dishes.




Polo - The Sport of Kings

Witchwood Polo is owned by Brett & Sammy Hamer and based in Wanstead which is five minutes from the Wanstead Polo Club.
The Polo season runs from November through to the end of March.  They offer polo tuition at the farm where they have an indoor sand arena and polo field.  Lessons are given by Brett or another qualified instructor and depending on your riding capabilities you are taught to ride, the rules of the game, stick and ball skills and at the end the grand finale a slow game of polo!
The ponies are also available to be taken around the farm or down to the beach where we usually finish up with lunch at the local pub 'The Duke of Edinburgh'.
On Thursday evenings it is Business House Polo, where you get a chance to play a game of polo with both learners and experienced players.
Enquire now about our Chapelwick/Witchwood accommodation and tuition package.

Cultural Porangahau Package

Porangahau is one of New Zealand’s oldest settlements and is steeped in history.
As a day trip or overnight stay, we can pick your group up from the airport at either Napier or Palmerston North or Napier wharf. Alternatively if wish to travel down independently, we can help you arrange a van/car hire.
Day Trip
Travel through the breathtaking countryside of Central Hawke’s Bay. From Waipukurau take Porangahau Road for approximately 20 minutes, turn left into Blackhead Road – this will take you through picturesque farmland until you reach the top of the hill. You will then be enthralled by the breathtaking view of miles and miles of white sandy beach with the most incredible aqua blue water.  Down the hill past the Hunter family polo field, on to Hunter Road, past Chapelwick and into Porangahau Village and your Marae visit.
Your visit includes a Powhiri (formal welcome), morning tea, and an introduction to maori culture and stories inside the Whare Nui (Meeting House) – allow 2 hours.
After a quick stop off at the beach, you’ll continue to Chapelwick for a banquet lunch.  You'll visit our historic chapel, stroll round the gardens, see cattle and sheep grazing and meet our friendly animals.
Well fed and rested, you are off to the Longest Place Name in the World.
Self walk or guided tours are available by request.  The three hours guided walk comprises a gentle walk up through a working farm, then back down through rejuvenating bush.  Along the way guides, will point out places of cultural interest and share local stories and songs.  The guides also say that by the end of the walk you will be able to say the longest place name.
Make one last stop at the local pub ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’ for a refreshing ale or tipple.
Two days – Overnight at Chapelwick
The above day trip can be extended to a more leisurely 2 day trip.
Start by driving to Porangahau and visiting the Longest Place Name, followed by a leisurely lunch at ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’.  Then back to Chapelwick for a relaxing afternoon, swimming, reading a book, playing tennis or sitting under a tree with a glass of wine. The homestead and grounds are yours to enjoy.
Dine Al fresco on a good old Kiwi BBQ or enjoy a three course dinner in the dining room, in the library in front of the fire on a winter's day or maybe in the summer by the pool.  Eat, drink and be merry!
Enjoy the ambieance and old world charm of Chapelwick.
Day 2: After a delicious night's sleep, awake refreshed to the beauty of the stunning coastal countryside.  A hearty leisurely breakfast will served in either the dining room or conservatory and then it’s off to the Marae.
Lunch can be either picnic hamper at the beach or visit our local country pub ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’ for a café style lunch.
We are happy to discuss adding any other local activities that you may wish to take part in.  Please phone to discuss your individual requirements.