A resort on a sheep farm surrounded by pasture and water, Wharekauhau Lodge offers horseback riding, hiking, and fishing. Four-course meals are paired with local pinot noir, chardonnay, and cabernet. (And yes, lamb is on the menu.) From $525, including meals. Western Lake Road, Palliser Bay, Featherston, 64/(0) 6-307-7581. This appeared in the October 2012 issue.