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Hewitts Homestead

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.

Dusky Winter ceremony

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 2022 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 is a registrar celebrant which enables her to perform official Registry weddings on behalf of BDM as well as provide bespoke weddings. Having wonderful revues from clients she is a popular choice.

shinrin yoku, wellbeing, wellness, tai chi
Enhance your wellbeing

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.

Photo by Agafonova Photo on Pexels.com
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 the road, drive slowly on to Jareha Farm and take the drive to the right of the purple camp Kilsby sign, when it forks at the top of the hill (approx 100m) go left towards the metal gates.   The homestead is behind the trees. 

Credit to Tony Elkin Photography for Milky Way photo above