Welcome to Opawa Homestead, the oldest remaining homestead in the Mackenzie District.
I fell in love with this place the moment I drove up to the house and saw the rhododendrons along each side of the drive, with beautiful magnificent trees towering above them, I knew that this was my new home.
I left Auckland in 2000, moved to Opawa and have never looked back.
Since moving into the homestead, we have been busy renovating each of the seven bedrooms, dining room, lounge, the indoor chapel and the numerous other parts of the homestead. Built of native timbers such as Kauri and Rimu, most of the wood has been stripped back to its natural state and combined with carefully selected colours, has created a comfortable, relaxing place that is now available for guests to enjoy for either an event or an overnight stay.
Other permanent residents at the Homestead include pet sheep & lambs (in the Spring), the dog, the cats, CrackerJack (CJ) red deer, Rose the cow, Sally the Kune Kune pig, the ducks and the chickens. See Animals at Opawa
Grand future plans involve restoring the historic barn for indoor functions such as weddings.
You are very welcome to be a guest of Opawa and we look forward to meeting with you. Come and enjoy a very special part of the world.