The property was built in 1895 by William Nelson. In the next year, a retired Navy Officer named George Langdale Sunderland took residence. He worked with William Nelson and his brothers as head stock buyer and was then promoted to manager. The property remained under the Nelson family until WWII.
The property was first built in 1882 by a businessman named Henry Richard Webb. He was a member of the Parliament of Lyttelton and the Provincial Council. With his large family, the Manor was renovated over time to accommodate all of them. In his death in 1901, the land was divided and eventually became a boarding house. The 132 year old property changed owners over time and its foundations improved to accommodate guests.
A luxury resort which comprises timber lodges next to Waikato River.
Accommodation for Honeymoon
The hotel features a 2-night Romance Package which includes private accommodation in a luxurious cottage, spa treatments, romantic dinners, late checkout, welcome gifts and many more amenities that will make your honeymoon at this idyllic location as memorable as possible.