About Kaituna Valley Homestead 


Nestled in a tranquil valley, the Kaituna Valley Homestead is lovingly cared for by Sharon and John Robertson. This grand old house exudes the charms of a bygone era while utilising all the comforts of modern living. The property is set on 29 acres of unsurpassed rural landscapes.


Built in 1900, the homestead was built by Walter Parkinson for his family. Located on Banks Peninsula, Kaituna originally covered 17,000 acres extending from the north-eastern corner of Lake Ellesmere, to the top of Mt Herbert, and down to meet Lake Forsyth a mile from the outlet. Over the years the land around the homestead has been sold off and it is now a peaceful place to come and stay in the valley.

About Us

John and Sharon Robertson have four grown up children and two new grandchildren. They share a passion for hospitality and for the relaxing countryside.


It has been a long held dream of theirs to own a place like the Kaituna Valley Homestead. It's here they provide a peaceful haven for guests who need a little time out from their busy lives. Guests constantly talk of the atmosphere of peace they feel and the rest and recuperation they experience. 


They feel more like caretakers of a piece of history rather than owners. There is a responsibility that comes with owning a home like this and they are aware of the privilege they have to be here.

Kaituna Valley Homestead


623 Kaituna Valley Road


Tai Tapu 7672

(0064) 3 329 0095


Kaituna Valley Homestead