Delight in home-made cooking and warm hospitality.

Are you a nature lover or a historic home enthusiast? Surrounded by 60 acres of lush botanic gardens, Waikonini Homestead is an ideal location for getaways, holidays and special events.

Home-Cooked Meals

Enjoy a tasty home-cooked lunch, or dinner using fresh local produce prepared by your host, Mary. Cooked breakfasts are $15, lunches and picnics start at $23 per person, while dinner is $50 per person.

Picnic Baskets

We love putting picnic baskets together brimming with local produce, baked goods, preserves and wine. Get in touch to discuss the perfect picnic basket to suit your preferences and dietary requirements. Picnics start at $23 per person.

Local Attractions

Please, feel free to ask your host about the best cafes, art galleries and museums as well as local history and nature. The region has so much to offer and with the insider’s insights, you’re sure to see the best on offer.

Functions, Events & Visits

Waikonini Homestead and Gardens is available for functions as small as an afternoon tea, or as big as a wedding reception for 100 people. Waikonini hosts christenings, birthdays, and memorials, plus it’s an ideal destination for groups interested in history, or gardens.

*Accommodation, group, club and day visits by appointment only.

Waikonini’s Guided Tours include: