Oval Lawn and Gardens at Punawaitai - Venue for hire


Hawke’s Bay, garden venue

Here’s a large lawn in lovely Pourerere valley on the coast of Hawke’s Bay – a tranquil, elegant setting for a wedding ceremony, auction fund raiser, classical concert or corporate party. Set up your event on Punawaitai Homestead’s Oval lawn and enjoy the many beautiful corners of the garden for your photos, and have drinks under the Plane tree with the dramatic Hawkes Bay hills in the background.

For a lively reception or later party, wander over the road to the Whare Paddock & Woolshed at Punawaitai.

Helicopter landing is available on a nearby paddock and there is an airstrip for small planes.  Guest accommodation for up to 100 people in local beach baches can be arranged on request.

Homestead access, kitchen and catering facilities additional, see Punawaitai Homestead for details.

Enquire for all details.



  • Bond/Deposit Required
  • Onsite parking

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Central Hawke's Bay

Central Hawke

There are two main towns in Central Hawke’s Bay – Waipukurau and Waipawa – with a number of smaller townships including Otane, Takapau, Tikokino, Porangahau and Ongaonga; as well as several beach townships including Kairakau, Pourerere, Aramoana, Blackhead and Te Paerahi.

State Highway 2 runs through the centre of Central Hawke’s Bay leading south to Palmerston North and the Wairarapa and north to Hastings and Napier.


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