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Burrwood Gardens Retreat

449 Lund Road, Aongatete RD2 Katikati, 3178.


Burr-wood is set on 2 and a half acres, with developed gardens surrounded by the native bush of the lower Kaimai Ranges. In an elevated situation, we overlook a panorama of land, sea, harbour, and islands from the top of Waihi Beach out to the East Cape. The views are truly spectacular.

The garden consists of four levels with a short gentle slope between each. The house level has cottage-style gardens, and a fully functional potager, up a hidden path behind the house is a rhododendron and camellia walk. The 2nd level,  has long perennial rose beds (mostly David Austin), shrubs and trees - a park-like setting. The 3rd level has a series of small ponds surrounded by a garden and a newly planted Dogwood and Bromeliad drift. The 4th and last level is devoted to natives that don't grow naturally in our area, some rare. Walk along that level and return to the top through the Hosta Walk, just one of several options which mean you can return a different way than what you came. The garden is tranquil and romantic, with each level bounded by native bush giving continuity and birdlife. Once within the grounds it is like stepping into another world, the only sounds you hear are the native birds and insects as they visit the abundance of blooming flora.

Garden Size

Garden Size: 2.5 acres allow at least an hour for your visit.


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  • Accommodation
    Perfect for a romantic weekend away or a great base to explore the Bay of Plenty from. ​You will love relaxing in our luxury apartment-style studio, newly built-in 2021. Everything you need to rest and relax in secluded comfort summer or winter. There is a relaxed vibe with a fully fitted bathroom and a comfortable King Sized bed. You have stunning views out to sea from the lounge window and restful bush views from the bedroom window. See our website for address booking and cost details.
  • Price
    Price: $10 per person.
  • Parking
    Yes, there is a steep driveway through the bush to the property with secure parking. Small coaches and cars can come up to the house and turn around. We have limited off-street parking for cars.
  • Dogs allowed?
    ​Sorry, as we are surrounded by native bush, birds and wildlife so no dogs are allowed.
  • Food available?
    Garden Groups: Enquire about Devonshire tea or Lunch options (perfect for a destination day trip).
  • Children allowed?
    Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times.
  • Toilets?
    Yes, we have toilets available.


449 Lund Road, Aongatete RD2 Katikati, 3178.

We are five minutes from SH2 and within easy reach of the Bay of Plenty. We are less than 5 km from the main road. We have a sign at the gate. Our tar sealed drive is on the left-hand side of the road. Our driveway is bush-lined and there is another sign at the entrance gate.