Centrewood Historic Homestead

Luxury Accommodation


Local Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Centrewood Historic Homestead will find that it is situated in a fantastic location, with a wide range of activities to suit visitors of all ages, abilities and interests. Fleur's famous sea food restaurant at Moeraki is only twenty-five minutes from Centrewood. Try fabulous fresh fish straight from the fishing boats.

The Moeraki boulders are a breathtaking natural phenomena. The spherical boulders are scattered along the beach and are the origin of many historical Maori legends. For those with a passion for photography, drive to the beach at sunrise or sunset where the spectacular light makes for astounding pictures.

For those interested in wildlife, the homestead is just minutes from beautiful beaches and the ocean, where lucky visitors can see a small yellow eyed penguin colony and seals. The area is also perfect for birdwatchers, with many rare and interesting birds to be spotted locally including royal spoonbills, paradise ducks, shags and black swans. Many more native birds visit the homestead gardens, including fantails, bellbirds, tui, native woodpigeon and little owls.

Please note that the beach is closed in December, January and February while the penguins are breeding and feeding their chicks.

The surrounding area boasts a wide range of activities from walking the spectacular clifftop walk (1hr return from the homestead), to horse riding, kayaking and biking (bikes available at the homestead). Centrewood is only 1 hr from the start of the Central Otago Rail Trail and we are happy to advise you regarding this local adventure.

Another interesting short trip from Centrewood is McRaes working Goldmine where you can see the excavators in action and also visit the heritage mining site and historic village. Just a short car journey from Centrewood, visitors will find themselves in the historic city of Dunedin, the second-largest city on the South Island, known for its university and scottish heritage. The city offers a wide range of attractions, including a brewery, and gateway to the albatross colony, the only mainland albatross nesting site in the world.

Visitors to Centrewood might find that they wish to de-stress and remain in the beautiful grounds of our homestead. There is a tennis court on site and raquets and balls are available.