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Historical Athenree Homestead

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Address: 360 Athenree Road, Katikati, New Zealand
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Nestled in the countryside with spectacular views over the harbour this beautifully restored homestead is a perfect place to visit. It is open to the public on the 1st Sunday of... read more

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Katikati, New Zealand
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Katikati, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled in the countryside with spectacular views over the harbour this beautifully restored homestead is a perfect place to visit. It is open to the public on the 1st Sunday of the month April- December and every Sunday January-March - 12noon-3:00pm. It also offers their famous Athenree Teas during these opening times. It's a special place for weddings or special... More 

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Katikati, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

A homestead from the 19th century (1878), when European settlers migrated to NZ in large numbers. A blast from NZ's past complete with period furniture and implements...

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Kent, England
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

Wonderful views and buildings themselves very photogenic. Volunteer Staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Very interesting Site restored entirely by Volunteers.

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Thank raymond k
Worcester England
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

A lovely setting for afternoon tea in the old railway station after a visit to the lovingly restored homestead. Huge scones with fresh cream, homemade jam and gallons of freshly brewed tea. Friendly service from the volunteer staff. Highly recommended.

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Thank prenteg
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

What a little treasure. Stopped here for afternoon tea and scones. Enjoyed the food and chose a table with great view towards Matakana Island. Explored the old homestead. The volunteers are knowledgeable and salt of the earth. Worth checking out.

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Thank ecotravelz
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

This is a great place to visit, afternoon teas are served the old fashioned way on a cake tier and some times they dress up in old time gowns.You can go through time as you visit all the rooms in this historical house. Concerts are also held their at special times

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Thank janneil116
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

Very interesting time capsule set in wonderful situation overlooking Athenree area and the sea. My wife loved it and we enjoyed the Devonshire tea served in the old railway station next to the house. Lovely visit.

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Thank Michael B
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

Gorgeous! Run by enthusiastic volunteers who are only too willing to share their knowledge. A beautiful historic site that is being lovingly restored from a wreck to a wonderful historic asset.

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Thank Sue_P1325
New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 December 2014

I had booked a group tour of the homestead and Devonshire teas. Everyone loved it. There is so much attention to detail, making it easy to feel immersed in the past. Scones were outstanding. A big thank you to all the volunteers doing a great job in preserving the place for us all.

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Thank quiggel
Papamoa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

A continuing restoration project, the story of the homestead and the people who lived there is so important to our early history.

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