Woodlands is a unique and very beautiful Historic New Zealand Homestead and Garden Estate established in the 1870’s. It sits proudly in the centre of acres of stunning gardens and fertile farm land.
The display of the country’s most significant collection of old camellias, many of which were brought from Britain in the 1870s, is further enhanced with plantings of old fashioned roses. The pathways lead to the lake with its Monet-style bridges and gazebo. The garden features wide vistas across expansive lawns. a cricket oval and a croquet lawn.
Entry to the Gardens is free, however, a gold coin donation is appreciated. Entry to the Homestead is $2