The gardens around the Homestead contain many notable trees - one is regarded as New Zealand's largest Eucalyptus, another a Liriodendron which is believed to be the finest in the Waikato, and an American Ash and Juniperus Chinensis, are considered to be of National interest.
The display of the country's most significant collection of old camellias, many of which were brought from Britain in the 1870s, is further enhanced with plantings of old fashioned roses.
The pathways lead to the lake with its Monet-style bridges and gazebo. The garden features wide vistas across expansive lawns. a cricket oval and a croquet lawn. Woodlands has hosted dinners for dignitaries, wine and dine for weddings, Christmas and cocktail parties for companies, celebrations of life, afternoon teas for anniversaries and many many other special occasions. See our wedding information and corporate function information on this website or contact us for more information.
The Woodlands Historic Gardens keep our Gardening team very busy! What a great team they are! Please say Hello to the gardening team if you are visiting.
15 acres, 8 acres in Histioric Gardens
Woodlands is the Waikato's most romantic wedding venue with a purpose-built temperature controlled Function Centre and 4 gorgeous lawns suitable for ceremonies. The ease and convenience of holding all of your special days in one location are one of the best attributes of Woodlands. This means that family, guests and especially the bride and groom, can relax and enjoy the day at their own pace.
Let us help you with your special day! This is your day, what do you want in it? We will make it happen for you!
Contact the Homestead office for more details 07-824 3687, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a unique setting for your next conference, meeting or seminar?
Perhaps you wish to host a team-building day, social sports event or product launch. Woodlands Homestead, Gardens and Function Centre is an ideal venue for a variety of functions.
Our Rooms and Venues available for hire include:
The Kauri Room
Woodlands Function Centre has a contracted caterer available, who can offer tailor-made menu options including finger food lunches to degustation menus. Please contact the office for more information 07 824 3687
42 Whitikahu Rd, Gordonton 3791
PO Box 53, Gordonton, 3264 Woodlands is only a 15 minute drive from central Hamilton and 70 minutes south of Auckland. Check web site for map.