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The royal family was staying just outside Wellington at the Wharekauhau Lodge, a gorgeous Edwardian-style manor house that overlooks Palliser Bay.
However, their stay will be brief, as they were slotted to head to the Government House in Wellington on Wednesday, where they will reside for the remainder of their stay in New Zealand.
But while their time at the luxury retreat was to be short-lived—a way for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their little one to reportedly recover from jet lag—we couldn't help but want to learn more about a place that is obviously fit for a future king. (Make that two future kings!)
Set on a 5,500 acre property, the Wharekauhau Lodge boasts 15 cottages that are adorned with "clay tiles, pebble mosaics, plastered walls, rich New Zealand wool carpeting, cotton bed linen and hemp curtains," according to the establishment's website.
While that's certainly impressive, it definitely seems as if it is the outdoor grounds that really make the resort extra special.
In addition to a swimming pool, tennis court and secluded gardens, there's also a lush croquet lawn, an herb garden, orchard, vegetable garden and a lemon tree.
And there's definitely no shortage of activities offered, including horseback riding, clay target shooting, archery and wine tasting.
Yes, there's even a day spa.
Sure, William, Kate and George won't be there long enough to enjoy all these amenities, but they definitely have plenty of options if they decide they want to do something over the course of the next 24 hours.
The three of them touched down in Wellington on Sunday, where they were treated to a traditional Maori powhiri greeting ceremony on the Government House grounds followed by a 21-gun salute fired in their honor.
On Wednesday the family was scheduled to attend an official event for new parents and babies at Government House.