Wallingford has partnerships with fully qualified beauticians and massage therapists who are available to visit the homestead on prior request.
Whether your bridal party needs to look perfect for the big day, or your simply need a touch of pampering, we can organise the right professionals to provide a quality, relaxing experience.
Why not make a weekend of it? Bring a group of friends for a girls’ retreat of pampering and pool-side wine and canapés. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and energised.
There is a heated 12.5m length pool which is maintained for most of the year. At the shallow end the pool is around one metre deep.
The pool is solar heated from September to April.
15 minutes drive away is Porangahau Beach – a sandy beach popular with holiday makers.
Porangahau Road is the main road leading to Wallingford, and its tar-seal is kept in excellent condition by local council. As a result, the number of locals taking up road cycling matches the nationwide trend. Road cyclists can often be seen trekking out to the coast past Wallingford. Bring your bikes and enjoy this wonderful countryside.
Mountain bikers will enjoy the farm tracks that lead into the 2,200 acre estate, or the scenic gravel roads that form the tributaries into Porangahau Road.
If you jog or walk we have farm tracks that will take you out deep into the hilly 2,200 acre estate, and back again.
Or you may enjoy exploring the trails cut through our 10 hectare QEII Queens Covenant bush.
If you don’t mind fording a few small rivers and closing a few gates, we have trails that will provide you with wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding farmland and small tracts of native bush.
For serious bush walkers here are some websites showing the location of the many local walks. The address at Wallingford Homestead is 2914 Porangahau Road.
Walking Access Maps (superb website for New Zealand walking trails)
We do not maintain any horses for our guests to ride, however you are very welcome to bring your own horses to Wallingford. Small fees apply.
There is a vibrant local Hunting community that rides over Wallingford and nearby properties. Talk to Jen and the team and coincide your stay with a local hunt.