Woodlands Homestead Gardens and Function Centre


The Garden

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 Britian in the 1870's, is further enhanced with planting's 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 dignatories, 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. View Map

The Gardener

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.


Garden Details

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.
07 824 3687
Contact Person
Homestead Office
Woodlands Historic Gardens are open to the public free of charge seven days per week all year round 10am to 4pm. (except Public Holidays)

Woodlands Homestead is open Monday - Sunday 10am-4pm.

Profs@woodlands is open from 9 am daily.
Garden Size
15 acres, 8 acres in Histioric Gardens
Entry to the Gardens is free, however a gold coin donation is appreciated in donation boxes placed around the gardens.

Entry to the Homestead is $2 for Adults, under 15's free.

All money raised from donations and entry fees helps to maintain, administer and develop the estate.
Brochure Available?
Plenty of on site parking for buses coaches and cars.
Cafe/Resaurant Available
Profs @ Woodlands, situated on the stunning Woodlands Estate site, next to the Fletcher Cricket Oval and Children's garden. Profs offer breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea options daily from 9 am. Evening functions, Birthdays and corporate functions by arrangement.
Booking is essential please contact Profs on 027 469 0694 or chat@profs.co.nz
Please feel free to have a picnic on one of our many lawns, The Cafe can help you out, buy lunch from them.
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair available. The all-weather paths are disability friendly
Dogs Allowed
Yes, leash is required
Children Allowed
The cafe features a forecourt overlooking the oval, along with sheltered terrace seating, a children's play garden nearby and plenty of open space.
No accommodation on site, please phone 07 824 3687 for a complete list of accommodation in the area.
Woodlands is the Waikato's most romantic wedding venue with a purpose built temperature controlled Function Centre and 4 gorgeous lawns suitable for ceremony's. The ease and convenience of holding all of your special day in one location is 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 info@woodlands.co.nz.
Plants/Other Sales
On going throughout the year there are plants available for sale that have been grown at the Gardens. These plants have been grown from cuttings taken from the garden and are available in the carpark opposite the cricket oval.
Guided Tours
Guided garden tours available $2 per person (minimum of 10 people), which also includes viewing the Historic Homestead and multimedia presentation. (Bookings Only)
Function Center Available?
Woodlands Function Center can cater up to 150 people, u
Other Facilities
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
Function Centre
Woodlands Café
Cricket Oval
Theatre Lawn
Music Lawn
Woodlands Gardens

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