The Landing


The Garden

Set in several acres of landscaped gardens and located only five minutes drive from Masterton. Our established grounds feature oak trees, a quince walk, a spring fed stream graced by weeping willows and a rustic dove house. You can also see an orchard, citrus grove, picking garden, and vegetable garden with berry and current cages.  

The Landing offers you ideal country living in elegant surroundings. The tastefully renovated main house and stand alone wedding venue, designed by renowned Wellington architect Ian Athfield, are surrounded by established oak trees, crab apple trees and sweeping lawns perfect for playing croquet or tennis.

The Landing is an ideal wedding venue and provides the perfect base from which to discover the Wairarapa, a region boasting dramatic coastlines, premium vineyards, characterful towns and many cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. Whatever your reason is for staying at The Landing, you will always find comfort, tranquility and warm hospitality.

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The Gardener

The Gardeners -Marianne and Robin who have redeveloped the gardens to suit wedding ceremonies, receptions and photo shoots which take place every weekend over summer. 


Garden Details

35b Pokohiwi Road Homebush, Masterton, Wairarapa
06 3702428
Contact Person
Monday to Thursday (there are weddings each weekend) from November to March, inclusive, by appointment.
Garden Size
We are a large country garden.
$5 per person.
There is a large parking area for cars and coaches.
Yes we have toilets available as well as for the disabled.
Food Available
Food- Morning / afternoon tea by arrangement.
There are chairs and tables around the garden and a large permanent marquee area for groups having morning or afternoon tea.
You are welcome to bring a picnic to have in grounds.
Wheelchair Access
The grounds are wheel chair friendly.
Dogs Allowed
No as we have animals.
Children Allowed
There are lawn games but children must be supervised.
From the moment you emerge from a country lane off the Masterton-Martinborough Road you know that you are somewhere special. The elegant country house is set amongst shady oaks in the heart of the "Classic New Zealand Wine Trail". While having all the modern facilities that today's discerning traveller requires including wireless broadband, swimming pool and tennis court, The Landing is all about making guests feel welcome and relaxed.

The 4 guest bedrooms have tranquil views, ensuite or private bathrooms and access to the beautiful airy living and garden rooms.

Delicious breakfasts are prepared using homegrown or local fresh produce, where possible.

The Landing's established rural setting is perfect for those seeking an intimate and romantic retreat, those wanting a weekend getaway from the stresses of city life or those who wish to breakup their New Zealand road trip with a relaxing break in the Wairarapa.

The Landing is also the perfect place to stay when using the on-site venue for weddings or celebrations. In addition to the Landing's 4 bedrooms a further 2 double bedrooms are available in a delightful french style property a short stroll across the lawns.
The Landing is the perfect Wairarapa wedding venue for those seeking a contemporary, yet elegant country setting. Surrounded by beautiful landscaped grounds, The Landing can offer comfortable seating for up to 100 guests, with room for dancing, although larger functions can also be catered for with the sweeping lawn suitable for a marquee.

Hosts Marianne and Robin understand that every wedding is unique and would be delighted to work with you to help you achieve a memorable occasion. Their, in depth, local knowledge and established contacts place them in a unique position to recommend local caterers, florists and photographers who will also help you create a stress free event.

The effortlessly classic décor provides the perfect canvas from which you can create your own themed wedding.

The Landing’s varied garden will also capture you and your guests’ imagination. With the quince and crab apple walks near the side of the main house, the orchard and vineyard, Skye and Echo, the Highland cattle, the spring-fed stream, weeping willows, rustic farm wagons and dove house only metres from the wedding venue – it’s hard not to be captivated. The garden also provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. Tennis, petanque and croquet are provided to amuse the younger, or not so young, guests while the photo shoot is taking place. With everything located on one site, it can help eliminate any unnecessary stress for the bridal party.
Wedding photos are by Anna Munro photography Wellington.
Guided Tours
No we don't do guided tours however a welcome and introduction to the property will be given on arrival.
Other Facilities
The Landing  also has a vineyard with an outdoor chapel.