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Te Mata House

337 Te Mata Road, RD12, Havelock North, Napier, New Zealand


Te Mata House is a property steeped in history, now lovingly restored to create a luxury accommodation and venue experience in the heart of Hawke’s Bay wine country. Built-in the mid-1850s by John Chambers, the homestead was once the beating heart of a pioneering farming enterprise that stretched across more than 7,000 hectares.
Garden enthusiasts are invited to spend some time exploring our peaceful Paul Bangay-designed grounds. With just a handful of Bangay gardens throughout New Zealand, visitors have a rare opportunity to observe the incredible detail that goes into this renowned Australian landscape designer’s work. You’ll spot Sally Holmes and Pierre de Ronsard roses alongside white wisteria and hydrangeas, a parterre with spring tulips, a citrus garden, vegetable patches, verdant lawns, water features and exquisite stonework. You’ll also see up close the meticulous exterior restoration of Te Mata House and its companion buildings.

The Gardener

Jacqueline and her family moved from Auckland to Hawke’s Bay in 2016, where she managed the restoration of the homestead, stables, facilities and grounds. Now Jacqueline, whose diverse background spans magazine production,
education, finance and governance, is ready to share her warm hospitality and graceful heritage property with visitors to her exceptional corner of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
“I want my guests to make their memories here and still be talking about the special spots they uncovered, the people they met and how Hawke’s Bay made them feel, for many years to come.”

Garden Size

Our garden is 1.1ha (2.7 acres) so allow 1-2 hours for your visit.


Walk down an aisle lined with crab apple trees, wed under the wisteria pergola, or pledge your love in a lavender field. A private residence rich in history and beauty, Te Mata House is now available for a limited number of very special weddings each year. We work exclusively with New Zealand’s most highly regarded wedding planners – One Fine Day Weddings – to create an occasion you, and your loved ones, will never forget. 
Our landscaped grounds and garden beds abundant with Sally Holmes and Pierre de Ronsard roses provide many picturesque locations for your ceremony, and a magnificent marquee helps create a delightful ambience for
the reception. With luxury accommodation on-site for the wedding party’s use, The Cottage is the perfect place to prepare, and to honeymoon. There are many other stunning properties nearby for guests to stay at so they too can enjoy a full Hawke’s Bay experience. One Fine Day will work closely with you to design a beautiful, memorable
wedding like no other. To maintain the integrity of this heritage home and its grounds, all chosen suppliers must be pre-approved by the property owner. Please enquire by contacting info@onefineday.co.nz


  • Accommodation
    Te Mata House has one offering for accommodation. The Cottage is a purpose-built architecturally designed guesthouse delivering an oasis of calm and light. Soaring high-pitched ceilings, beautiful fixtures and a carefully curated selection of local art make this a special retreat for up to four guests. Warm up beside the gas fire, enjoy a homecooked meal at the bespoke leaner-style dining table or sip wine in the secluded walled courtyard, or the cedar hot tub!
  • Price
    The price for self-guided garden visits is $20+ GST per person or $30+GST per person with morning tea for groups of a minimum of ten.
  • Parking
    We have off-street parking for buses coaches and cars.
  • Wheelchair Access
    Our grounds are not suitable for wheelchairs.
  • Dogs allowed?
    No dogs are to be brought to the property (There are resident dogs but they will be put inside during visits).
  • Food available?
    Morning teas are available for groups of ten or more. Otherwise, visits are self-guided without refreshments.
  • Children allowed?
    Children are welcome.
  • Toilets?
    We have a toilet for use in the pool house.
  • Seating
    There is seating around the grounds.


337 Te Mata Road, RD12, Havelock North, Napier, New Zealand