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Oruawharo Homestead & Garden

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Interested in Historic Buildings ? - This is a "Must See""

If you are travelling State Highway 2 through Central Hawles Bay then definitely make a booking for... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Sunday drive

We experienced a lovely high tea seated in a beautiful lounge room with the most amazing wood work... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Napier, New Zealand
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379 Oruawharo Road, Takapau, New Zealand
+64 6-855 8274
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you are travelling State Highway 2 through Central Hawles Bay then definitely make a booking for the visit and high tea - it is just a short detour off the main highway and absolutely well worth it. Peter and Dianne have undertaken a major...More

Thank ColinAndChristina
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We experienced a lovely high tea seated in a beautiful lounge room with the most amazing wood work. Gray and her grand daughter Savannah greeted us and made us very welcome. We enjoyed our club sandwiches and delicious scones with home made jam and cream....More

Thank Bonnie936
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This visit was the absolute highlight of our wedding anniversary! We were met at the homestead by hosts Peter & Dianne who were attentive and charming. We were privileged to get an audio visual presentation on the history of the homestead & church on the...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Historic homestead in Central Hawkes Bay - well off the regular beaten tourist track. Beautiful countryside and weather. Accommodating hosts with a vast knowledge of the homestead's history. If you are interested in traditional carpentry or woodworking - this is a must visit destination. The...More

Thank woppit1
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We pulled up outside the Grand House and were a bit disappointed with the exterior, not realising that it was a work in progress. And what an undertaking!!!!. We were taken on a tour of the house and the church where they hold wedding receptions...More

Thank lizadon
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The restoration of this grand old lady is a work in progress - will take years. We had a very nice high tea on a sunny but cool winters day, but the highlight for me was the talk given by the owner on the history...More

Thank Janis S
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Amazing dedication to restoring this wonderful old house. If you are into architectural history and antiques it is well worth a visit. We had high tea and explored the house and grounds. There is accommodation.

1  Thank HILARY S
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We had a lovely sunny day for our visit to Oruawharo Homestead. Perfect for our "High" lunch on the deck. Peter was very informative regarding the homestead and its origins. Well worth the visit

Thank del_b
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Dedicated hosts who understand the need of their clients and work hard to deliver the experience, whether it be a wedding, high tea, lunch or yes! even. a funeral attention to detail is guaranteed.

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We attended friends' winter wedding here. It had everything you need, and with an indoor option if it had been a cold day it really seemed to work very well for them. The converted dining hall was amazing, really cool.

Thank jyg255118
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