Riverside Homestead Waitangi


We are dedicated to your peace and comfort, with hospitality in a healthful setting.

Best chocolate chunk cookies

We are very particular about quality and provenance. Our fresh baking, like all our luxurious food, minimises fats, refined sugar, and high-cholesterol ingredients. Artificial flavouring or colouring and preservatives are not used. Our preference is organic and free-range.

Our own organic free-range eggs feature at breakfast

Your breakfast selection includes warm, homemade bread fresh from the oven, Homestead organic preserves, free-range eggs, and light, golden croissants baked daily. Our juice is freshly-squeezed in season. With sufficient notice we do our best to accommodate preferences and diagnosed allergies.

Dinner at the Homestead is by prior arrangement for groups of four to six, at a fixed price of $140 per person with wine matching additional. Otherwise guests may order a Riverside Platter (a full day’s notice usually required) with home-smoked or cured delights, local cheeses, Homestead pickles and bread or crackers – best enjoyed at the table by the river with a glass of local wine from our blackboard list.

Our fine country cuisine has been awarded four stars by the most particular of lifestyle magazines, and may feature freshly shucked oysters from the bay, fresh fish, prime local meat and freshest ingredients from our own organic gardens. Dishes are prepared attentively in a flavoursome, modern style by cuisine writer, the Foodwriter’s Guild award-winning chef/proprietor Michael Hooper.

Our own pure rainwater is available free-of-charge at any time and the Italian espresso is seldom silent. At day’s end, we offer a range of liqueurs or single malts, a glass of top New Zealand wine, or French champagne.

Fabulous local restaurants are just 5 minutes’ drive away, and some offer special deals for our guests. Regular passenger ferries open other options across the bay.

Fabulous, award-winning local restaurants are just 5 minutes’ drive away. Regular passenger ferries open options across the bay such as the Duke of Marlborough and The Gables.


SEE OUR new Spring/Summer 2021/22 WINE LIST HERE (list to come)