About Us

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We fell in love with this beautiful homestead in 2007, after a long search for our forever home. we then commenced a major restoration to bring Naurea Homestead back to her former glory, introducing new elements to create a modern lifestyle for our family.

 

Now we want to share Naurea Homestead Bed & Breakfast as Gisborne accommodation, so that others can also enjoy this peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Through our world travels, we've developed a passion for generous hospitality, providing simple and delicious home-grown food from our spray free gardens and paddocks, to share with our guests. 

Welcome to our rural paradise

~ Katy & Barry McLaughlin ~

Naurea Homestead's 
Story

Naurea Homestead is a historic 108 year old homestead located in Patutahi, just 10 minutes northwest of Gisborne.


Rich in history, Naurea Homestead was built for Archdeacon William Herbert Williams along with his grandfather, Bishop William Williams, one of New Zealand's early missionaries, who was also first to grow grapes in Tairawhiti for use as alter wine.

Esteemed visitors to Naurea Homestead include Sir Āpirana Ngata, who together with Herbert Williams, campaigned for Māori language to be studied in the University of New Zealand in 1928.

Throughout his life at Naurea Homestead, Herbert Williams continued the work of his grandfather, in editing the Maori Dictionary.