Historic Mataia Homestead

Other | Glorit | #6646

9.9/10 (43 ratings)
  • 12 Guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 11 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Mataia Homestead is a 125 year old historical homestead located on a 1400ha unique combination of a working sheep and beef farm and private nature reserve on the beautiful Kaipara Harbour.

The perfect spot for families or groups looking for a quiet retreat, the homestead is situated on approximately 5 acres of gardens, including a large productive vegetable and herb garden and a heritage fruit orchard. There are a number of short and long walks through the 400 hectare private conservation reserve which is made up largely of coastal native forest margin and salt marsh wetland. This area is a great place for bird-watchers and boasts rare populations of Fernbird, Banded Rail and North Island Brown Kiwi and is host to a large number of other native bird species.

The two-storey homestead features 6 bedrooms, two bathrooms, a library/television room, music room, dining room and large open plan kitchen and lounge area making it the perfect space for groups.

The homestead is located 15 minutes from the small village of Kaukapapa, and equidistant from three townships - Warkworth, Wellsford and Helensville (all within a 30 minute drive).

Special walk packages are also available on enquiry.

Special conditions:

A standard 2 night minimum stay applies. Single nights available but compulsory linen and cleaning charges will apply to single-night stays depending on numbers.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Lower Bedroom

    2 x Single bed

  • Upper Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Upper Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Upper Bedroom 3

    3 x Single bed

  • Upper Bedroom 4

    1 x Narrow single bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Upper Bedroom 5

    1 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (46)

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  • Excellent stay

    Excellent stay. Very well kept historic homestead and garden.

    Jack K. Jan 2019

  • Always a pleasure, we come to mataia about once a year with...

    Always a pleasure, we come to mataia about once a year with friends and family and we always have a relaxing time. The house is better and better every time, the hosts are lovely to deal with :)

    Myriam K. Oct 2018

  • Wow - what a fantastic place

    Wow - what a fantastic place. Loved it and we were there in the middle of a storm! A home of character and charm set on a wonderful farm. Heard the kiwis at night and loved the gardens and orchard. We didn't have time to explore the walks but did do some walking closeby in very heavy rain and just enjoyed the history and scenery. A great place and will certainly go again sometime! Thanks

    rjwagener 100%|13x Jun 2018

  • Exceeded our expectations

    Exceeded our expectations. Wonderful place to stay and the bountiful vegetable garden and fresh eggs a delightful bonus. Our city kids now want chickens! Made to feel utterly welcome. Hope to return.

    AngelaMo38 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Very comfortable stay with friends

    Very comfortable stay with friends. Well cared for garden to wander around. The kitchen is well equiped.

    HazelTe1 100%|2x Jan 2018

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