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Welcome to Athenree Homestead

Athenree Homestead was built by Irish settler/pioneers Hugh and Adela Stewart in 1879 and was a working farmhouse for 30 years up to their departure in 1906.
It played an important role in the history of Athenree  and Katikati - the whole area being part of a planned
Irish settlement.

The Homestead is located on a Western Bay of Plenty District Council Reserve at 360 Athenree Road, Athenree and is maintained by the Athenree Homestead Charitable Trust.

The house is open to the public throughout the year at the following times:

January to March every Sunday from 11am to 3pm and April to December the first Sunday of the month 11am to 3pm.

A donation of $5 per person helps us to maintain the property.

Homestead News

The rebuild of the five missing rooms at the rear of the Homestead is finished at long last and able to be open to visitors.

The Opening Ceremony took place on 25th April 2021 with Peter Robertson (Trust Chairman) as MC.  He thanked all present for their help and support and asked Bill Holland, Chairman of the TECT Board, to cut the blue ribbon.

The project has taken over two years and everyone present was delighted to celebrate its completion.  Sincere thanks to TECT and Waihi Beach Community Board for valued financial assistance. 

The Homestead is now complete and as it was 140 years ago!  

So please come along and see for yourselves!!


We will definitely be holding a Christmas Fair this year!

On Sunday 17th November, from 10 to 2 pm. 


If you are a stall holder, please contact us.

Contact the Homestead

Contact us regarding function bookings, garden assistance 
or to 
purchase Adela's book 'My Simple Life in New Zealand'.

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