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Mataia Homestead

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Business Type: Private Garden


Located on a working sheep and beef farm and private nature reserve on the Kaipara Harbour, historic Mataia Homestead is surrounded by 5 acres of gardens and steeped in a rich family history.

Address: 2791 Kaipara Coast Highway, Glorit, RD4, Glorit, New Zealand 0984 Auckland City

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For seven months of the year Mataia Homestead is part of the 3-day Kaipara2Kaipara Walk and the Mataia Weekender Walk, providing accomodation for walkers. The gardens and house are open by appointment and are also available for day-time functions.

The Mataia Homestead and surrounding farmland has been in the Gardner family for over 150 years. Built in 1891 the homestead has been home to five generations of the Gardner family and is registered as a Category 2 Historic Building with the NZ Historic Places Trust. The unusual M-shaped red roof on the double-storey house has made the homestead the focus of a number of artists over the years. Iconic NZ potter Briar Gardner was also brought up and educated at Mataia in the late 1890s.

Hours of work

Open by appointment.


2791 Kaipara Coast Highway, Glorit, RD4, Glorit, New Zealand 0984

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Mataia Homestead

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