Athenree Homestead & Railway Station Refreshment Rooms

360 Athenree Road, Athenree Gorge



This historic house built in 1878 by Hugh & Adela Stewart is the only homestead of its kind left in the area which was part of the only planned Irish settlement in the world. Nestled in 2.5 hectares of picturesque countryside, it has spectacular views overlooking Tauranga Harbour and the ocean beyond.

  •        Historic house tours
  •        Charming gardens
  •        Wedding and events venue

In 1995 it was restored and is now open to the public  every Sunday January – March 12.00 – 4.00pm

From March - December the Homestead is open the first Sunday of the month. 12pm-3pm

The Historic Homestead & Station will be open on Sunday 21 April 12.00- 3.00 pm to celebrate Easter. The Station will be providing our famous Athenree Teas and we are holding an Easter Egg Hunt for the children around the grounds.

Parents/grandparents can relax and enjoy a homemade scone & cup of tea or coffee while the children hunt for easter eggs which will be hidden around the grounds. 


Originally in Athenree Gorge, Athenree Railway Station now stands in the Homestead grounds. Fully restored it offers a lovely place to enjoy our famous Athenree Teas. It is also the perfect venue for your wedding or that special occasion.

Catering can be made available at the Station by prior arrangement and we can provide a directory of local businesses, all experts in this field.


We have held several weddings over the last few years and they have all been very successful. The property is spacious, with plenty of parking, onsite toilet facilities and a commercial kitchen. Lovely grounds with plenty of room for marquees. Stunning views towards Tauranga Harbour.
Our contact person is Val New. You will see I have cc’d this email to her.  Please take a look at our website.

  • 360 Athenree Road, Athenree
  • Off St Highway 2, north of Katikati

Details and contact information available on our website



360 Athenree Road, Athenree Gorge

Opening Hours:

January to end March

Open every Sunday from 12pm to 4pm

April to end December
Open first Sunday of the month from 12pm to 3pm