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Historic Homestead & Function Venue 

Welcome to Oruawharo

Elegance, tradition, nostalgia . . . the 150-year-old Oruawharo Homestead. Rob, Dr Erica, Will & Bianca invite visitors to share their pleasure in the charm of their Historic Homestead, Old Church and Gardens.


Oruawharo’s Homestead, gardens and woodlands offer possibilities for all.
A superb wedding venue, the Homestead and surrounds create a unique environment for an almost limitless
variety of special occasions, from business functions to family parties and festive dinners.

Oruawharo makes a wonderful destination for outings for interest groups and clubs.
On selected events Oruawharo's owners, will introduce you to the history of their home and visitors can
wander and view the extensive gardens, the Homestead and its New Zealand timbers.

Catering is available for all occasions and the Homestead is easily accessible,
just 2km off SH2 in Central Hawke's Bay.

As you enjoy your visit, know that your patronage contributes towards the restoration of this
Category 1 Historic property.

Please note:

Tours & property viewings are only possible in conjunction with eligible events or functions,
Click here for upcoming dates & events.

Oruawharo Homestead

Everything you want to know about the Historic Homestead


Bookings are essential prior to visits please.

St Vincent's

What can this venue offer you? Indoor, outdoor or any where your imagination can take you!

Bookings are essential prior to visits please.

Rob & Dr Erica Lauder
William Lauder & Bianca du Toit
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