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Oruawharo Homestead & Garden

379 Oruawharo Road, Takapau, New Zealand
+64 6-855 8274
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Wonderful day out

We pulled up outside the Grand House and were a bit disappointed with the exterior, not realising... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Napier, New Zealand
Interesting house with a fascinating history

The restoration of this grand old lady is a work in progress - will take years. We had a very nice... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Janis S
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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379 Oruawharo Road, Takapau, New Zealand
+64 6-855 8274
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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
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Lovingly cared for. Worth consulting web-site for times of opening and what they offer Experience what it must have been like living like Lords in the 19thCentury before the WWs. Servants, gardeners, your own pony and trap. A string of horses. Parties.

Thank susana d
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A family celebration of high tea in the converted church in the gardens at Orua Wharo was delightful experience. Delicious sweet and savoury treats on those superb 3 tiered silver serving 'platters' accompanied by your own personal choice of a pot of tea from the...More

Thank ypukwalker
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We visited Oruawharo on Good Friday and were welcomed by Peter and Dianne who generously shared their love of this wonderful old homestead with us. We were shown round the house & given relevant snippets of history of the house and the local area. They...More

Thank janey57NZ
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is one of the most beautiful places in NZ. It is definitely worth sharing with more people! 新西兰最美的庄园之一!美好的东西要跟更多人分享!

Thank 孟天王
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