Historical Athenree Homestead

Historical Athenree Homestead, Katikati: Hours, Address, Historical Athenree Homestead Reviews: 4.5/5

Historical Athenree Homestead

Historical Athenree Homestead
4.5
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4.5
18 reviews
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peterandmarionrobbie
6 contributions
Feb 2020
The historical Homestead is set up as a working farmhouse of pioneering days. 140 years old. Lovingly restored by dedicated volunteers over the years.
Opening hours are:
January to end March - every Sunday, 12 to 4 pm
April to end December - first Sunday of the month, 12 to 3 pm
Athenree Teas available in the Station building on the property - freshly baked scones, cream and jam. Tea and coffee.
Written March 10, 2020
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maxiesmart
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand125 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
The home has existed since the late 1800's and is now restored . You can view the home interior, partake in the café and browse the gardens. It shows the early history of the Ulster settlement in the Katikati and surrounding area . It is a must for history buffs.
Has also been a Railway Station
Written March 21, 2019
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Sue
50 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Lovely spot to visit, especially if you are interested in things historical, or in gardens. Beautiful big old trees in the garden and old fashioned flowers around the house. The house is lovingly restored/rebuilt, and furnished with items from the period. Interesting notices on the walls about the past owners or with quotes from a book by original owner... the book is available to purchase. Photos of the restoration process. Very informative volunteers available to talk with you about the history of the place. Lovely views towards the harbour. And devonshire tea in bone china tea cups available to purchase in the historic railway station located behind the house. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that the scones were a little, shall we say, 'solid' compared to some I have eaten. But really, the house visit and the devonshire tea are excellent value for money and a charming way to spend an hour or so.
Written February 11, 2019
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GJWNZ
Auckland, New Zealand180 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
What a fantastic experience the volunteers made the visit. Keen to answer any questions and also give interesting facts about the family, house, furniture and other places of interest. Idyllic and peaceful surroundings. Tea and scones at the rail carriage were tasty and very welcome after a flow drive in traffic from Tauranga. Well worth the money and time spent!
Written January 21, 2018
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Jeff M
Auckland, New Zealand374 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The Historical Athenree Homestead should be on anyone's list to visit if you are in the area. Two volunteers were kind enough to meet us there over Labour Weekend to open the homestead up for us and give us a tour. It is a great look at a house from the late 18th Century. They have done a good job of returning the homestead to its former glory. Be sure to also pick up a copy of 'My Simple Life in New Zealand', written by the first occupant of the homestead.
Written October 22, 2017
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Patricia S
Katikati, New Zealand9 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
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 occasions.
Written April 11, 2017
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JohnPaul1950
Katikati, New Zealand253 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
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...
Written January 17, 2017
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Raymond K
Kent, England129 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
Wonderful views and buildings themselves very photogenic. Volunteer Staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Very interesting Site restored entirely by Volunteers.
Written June 7, 2016
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prenteg
Great Malvern, UK120 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
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.
Written February 9, 2016
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ecotravelz
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand128 contributions
Aug 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.
Written October 14, 2015
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Historical Athenree Homestead is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM