The SpaceThe tranquil and rural retreat of Hunua Homestead is just 40 minutes drive from Auckland Airport and 60 minutes from central Auckland. With a backdrop of the magnificent Hunua ranges, fresh water Lilly pond and roaming pastures, this working farm offers guests the chance to relax and unwind within our peaceful location and contemporary styled home or enjoy a unique Glamping experience by booking the fully restored railway cabin. The railway cabin whilst built over 100 years ago has been loving restored with every last detail sorted including your own private bathroom, plush queen size bed and kitchenette. A private paved courtyard includes outdoor seating, barbeque and for the ultimate in relaxation enjoy the outside bath with running hot and cold water.
You will receive a self catering breakfast pack upon arrival at the Railway Cabin and will include a selection of continental items. Evening meals can be arranged, we offer a two course menu which is seasonal and varies daily.
We can also arrange shuttle transfers to locals vineyards and restaurants.
Hunua Homestead is a working farm and has cattle and other animals for you to engage with. Our family pets include two spoilt miniature schnauzer dogs, Willis the cat and two elderly cockatiel birds. Hunua Homestead welcomes children when staying with parents or guardians. Guest AccessWhile staying at Hunua Homestead you can enjoy many local landmarks or take a short trip to other exciting attractions. Whether you want to play golf, road cycling or mountain biking, enjoy hot water mineral pools or relax with a glass of wine at one of the local vineyards then Hunua Homestead has it covered. Make Hunua Homestead your gateway destination and start your journey with us. We can show you some attractions further afield you may like to visit while planning your itinerary. The ever popular Hobbiton movie set or travel to the stunning Coromandel Peninsula are just a couple of suggestions many tourists add to their must do list.
At Hunua Homestead we can book local tours and other visitor attractions you may like to see. We want you to experience some real Kiwi hospitality and enjoy our beautiful country.
Hunua Homestead is located one hour's drive to the start of the Hauraki Rail Trail. The Hauraki Rail Trail is mostly grade 1 (Easiest), which makes it suitable for riders of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. The trail is wide and smooth with mostly gentle gradients. The Hauraki Rail Trail showcases some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer and is rich in pioneering history. Highlights include the stunning Karangahake Gorge, an historic gold mining town and luxurious mineral spas. Interaction with GuestsHunua Homestead has extensive grounds with a large in-ground pool for your relaxation and guests booking rooms within the main home or railway Cabin are welcome to enjoy this facility.
Your hosts Glenn and Mark want you to relax in the casual and contemporary style of Hunua Homestead. Within the main residence we offer three bedrooms all with shared guest bathroom or choose to stay in the totally romantic and unique self contained railway cabin.
Hunua Homestead is a working farm and has cattle and other animals for you to engage with. Our family pets include two spoilt miniature schnauzer dogs, Willis the cat and two elderly cockatiel birds. Hunua Homestead welcomes children when staying with parents or guardians. The NeighborhoodHunua Homestead is located 5 minutes drive from the beautiful Hunua Falls one of the most popular spots for walkers in the bush-clad Hunua Ranges. As the largest native forest in the Auckland region, this park is full of natural wonders, native wildlife, gushing waterfalls, tranquil streams and less than an hour’s drive from the Auckland city centre. The Hunua Regional Park covers some 400 square kilometers along the south eastern side of the Auckland region and the pristine forest is home to more than 450 species of native plants.
Hunua Homestead is well positioned to enjoy many other regional parks and beaches. Take a short 30 minutes drive to Maraetai beach and Pohutukawa Coastline offering spectacular views and an incredible location to relax, soak up the sun while enjoying lunch or dinner from one of the local cafes or restaurants. An early European settlement, Maraetai means ‘meeting place by the sea’ in Maori and the name is just as appropriate today. The neighbouring Beachlands area also has three small, safe swimming beaches – Sunkist Bay, Shelley Bay and Green Bay. These sheltered white sand beaches are part of the Pohutukawa Coast, named for New Zealand’s native trees that make the coastline even more spectacular when their flaming blooms arrive in summer.
A short 10 minutes drive will allow you to discover neighbouring Clevedon a small rural settlement offering a rich history and country charm. Clevedon village and the surrounding coast and country make up an authentic piece of rural New Zealand.
A must do is the Clevedon Farmers Market operating every Sunday morning. Be tempted by the seasonal offerings of fruit and vegetables picked as recently as the night before if not early on market morning. Make the most of the opportunity to sample and hand pick the best provisions, be inspired by cooking tips and recipes from the stallholders. Inspiration for early birds can be found in the fresh baking, pastries and espresso available at the market. Fill your basket or bag with a colourful and interesting array of produce and provisions that have been made or grown for you with the utmost care by vendors whose aim is to provide the district with quality, fresh and reasonably priced food
Travelling thru Clevedon will lead you to the Miranda Hot Pools and onwards to Thames a historical New Zealand town situated between the calm waters of the Firth of Thames and the majestic ranges of the Coromandel Peninsula.
Hunua Homestead is the perfect location to stay when enjoying activities at the Auckland Polo Club and other major events such as Tour de Ranges, Clevedon A and P show plus many more. Other Things to NoteHunua Homestead can offer optional extra's for your convenience. These additional items can be selected as an extra when completing your reservation.
Cheese & Crackers selection with accompaniments $28.00
Railway Cabin - Catering
BBQ hamper $75 for 2 people (choose 2 of the following Lamb Steak / Rib Eye beef steak / seasoned Chicken Thighs) plus Beef Sausages, BBQ vegetables + Fresh Salad from Hosts Garden, Garlic Bread, + Dessert of Kapiti Ice Cream.
Slow Cooker Delight $60 for 2 people
Lamb shanks slow cooked with country style potato mash and seasonal vegetables and warm bread rolls+ Dessert of Kapiti Ice Cream. Your hosts will deliver to the Railway Cabin once cooked.