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Woodlands Historic Homestead and Gardens

A masterpiece of a unique bygone era, Woodlands Estate is a fully restored 1870's manager's Homestead with 15 acres of nationally significant gardens, English styled cricket oval, and cafe.

Woodlands features a large colonial dwelling constructed in 1872 as a manager's residence for a 98,000 acre estate. It has been lovingly restored to its original grace and charm and is surrounded today by 15 acres of gardens.

The Estate highlights the radical transformation of the low-lying Waikato landscape after the third New Zealand (or Waikato) War.

Experience a journey into history and appreciate the timeless beauty and refinement of early Victorian lifestyle in rural New Zealand.

Woodlands Estate is open daily 10-4pm, while the gardens are free, there is a $2 entry fee for the Homestead.

Relax and enjoy the Estate's licensed cafe open from 9am, weekend bookings recommended.

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$2-$10 (Adult)
(January 1 - January 1)
$2-$10 (Child, 16 and under))


Months of Operation
All Year


Proximity To Airport
32 Minutes
Proximity To Town
15km from Hamilton


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