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An original New Zealand Homestead built in 1888.

Stoked spa with cabins.
Restful sleep, waking refreshed.

In need of some quiet time, some you time, or some couple time 😉 Coming soon is our Stoked Cedar Spa, with cabins. Sit and relax looking at the stars. Overlooks farm land and the majestic Ruahine Ranges.

Birthday celebrations

Suitable for garden weddings, birthdays, get togethers, wellness retreats or small work functions. We have a number of options available, packages, bespoke and on application basis. Contact us below. We are already taking bookings for 2023/24 so don’t delay, ask us today!


If you already have your venue organised and need a qualified, experienced and professional officiant then look no further. Vanessa has performed many weddings both here at Hewitts Homestead and in many locations around the wider Manawatu. She provides bespoke wedding services, from a simple ceremony (Registry style) to a fully personalised ceremony starting from scratch. Using rituals to enhance ceremonies is her favourite. For example using crystals, ribbons for hand fasting, or adding sand ceremonies. Having wonderful revues from clients she is a popular choice in the Manawatu.

Make time for you.

Wellness Sessions:
Experience mindfulness and Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing/walking) in a one hour session to help you relax and restore. The sessions are aimed at providing you will some skills that you can use every day. Solo, couple and team sessions are available. We welcome beginners and experienced alike. Book a session for a friend or loved one and help them on their road to de-stressing. We also hold wellbeing workshops, contact us to sign up for the next one.

Hewitts Homestead History

About Us

Phil and Vanessa Taylor.

Husband and wife dream team. (Well we like to think so 🙂 )

Contact Us

Where are we?

310 Hewitts Road
Palmerston North

New Zealand

Direction and Maps

Once at the end of Hewitts Road, drive slowly on to Jareha Farm and take the drive to the right, when the road forks at the top of the hill (approx 100m) go left towards the metal gates.   The homestead is behind the trees. 

Credit to TZ Studios for photo above