Woodlands Homestead Gardens and Function Centre

All year round 10am-4pm (except public holidays)

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

For more info visit:

Woodlands Homestead Gardens and Function Centre


42 Whitikahu Rd
Gordonton 3791


07 824 3687




The Garden is accessible, however the Homestead does have stairs. If you have any mobility concerns/difficulties please contact Woodlands for advice. Wheelchair access is available. The all-weather paths are disability-friendly.


Woodlands is only a 15 minute drive from central Hamilton and 70 minutes south of Auckland.


Woodlands and Garden Grove offer safe off street parking.

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