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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.

After the Stewarts’ departure the property had various owners and several rooms of the house became derelict. However restoration work has been carried out by the Athenree Homestead Trust volunteers and local tradesmen over the years and the house is open to the public throughout the year.

Open from: January to end March, every Sunday, 12 to 4 pm.

April to end December, first Sunday of the month,12 to 3 pm.


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


The Station Refreshment Rooms and grounds are available for hire for that special occasion.

The Cafe is open for Athenree Teas on the first Sunday of the month from April to the end of December.  From 12 to 3 pm.

“The perfect location for your special occasion.”

Contact the Homestead

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