Our Vision

Welcome to Te Kiteroa, we hope you enjoy staying awhile! 

Te Kiteroa is a Retreat & Historic Homestead where we share our passion for holistic wellness - hosting retreats, workshops, talks and meditative experiences - you are welcome to slow down, nourish your soul, while immersing yourself in our tranquil environment, panoramic views & native birdsong.

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Visiting Us

When you visit Te Kiteroa, you are encouraged to enjoy the transformative power of taking time to slow down surrounded by nature - whether you visit us for a day event or stay with us for one of our retreats - time spent here moves at a different pace from the outside world.

The experience we aim to share with you is nourishment in balance for the three key aspects of holistic wellness - mind, body and soul

Visiting us for the first time?
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Nourishing You Mind, Body & Soul

  • Guided Meditation & Relaxations
  • Sound Bath Meditations with Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls
  • Half Day & Full Day Events
  • Women's Retreats with Accommodation
  • Historical Talks, Tours & Events
  • Creative Workshops
  • Venue Hire To Host Your Own Retreat/Workshop


Join us for our celebration of our very own history here at Te Kiteroa, as we share the fascinating story of Mrs Emily Phillips

The daughter of a humble clay pipe maker, born into the fringes of Victorian London's slums - who come to be a self-made lady of incredible wealth, building Te Kiteroa in 1913 - one of the grandest Edwardian homes in Waimate, South Canterbury



For a limited time only...

THURSDAY 26th November     2 - 4pm
SUNDAY 29th November         2 - 4pm
WEDNESDAY 2nd December   2 - 4pm
SUNDAY 6th December          2 - 4pm
SATURDAY 12th December    2 - 4pm


  • Limited session dates & times


Tickets are pre-booked online, paid either by online banking or cash on the door

  • $30 per person
  • Spaces are limited so book fast to secure your seat
  • No door sales


Te Kiteroa, 227 Point Bush Road
Waimate 7979

Free On Site


Book a ticket to "The Housekeeper - Who was Mrs Phillips?"
and hear more of this incredible story, rags to riches in Edwardian New Zealand!

Tickets are limited to this special series of events, running exclusively in November & December 2020

Experience an intimate afternoon tea at Te Kiteroa, take a walk through one of the most engaging and intriguing stories of the 19th Century, and join the current custodians of Te Kiteroa for a tour of a unique piece of immaculately preserved architecture and history.


A new attraction for lovers of history, heritage and stepping back in time to explore stories from the past.

Experience the private life of Emily Phillips, as she would have lived in her Edwardian home, a living slice of New Zealand’s history. Admire Te Kiteroa Historic Homestead, through the different ages, and delve into the many stories held within the walls for 100 years.  

Meet Rose,

Rose works as a mentor to women around the world who are seeking their soul purpose. She works based in Kakanui as an Intuitive Human Design guide, spiritual entrepreneurship coach and offers her expertise in a weekly podcast, social media trainings and in person here at Te Kiteroa in the form of meditative sound baths, masterclass events and retreats. A professional at cuddling dogs, self confessed coffee snob and expert at falling out of yoga poses!

Meet Ann & Gary,

Ann & Gary have been the owners and custodians of Te Kiteroa since the 1980's - moving to live here full time in 2007 after a lifetime based overseas for Gary's work in aeronautical engineering.
Over the years they have welcomed thousands of guests through the doors - with many a tale to tell of this grand old ladies life!


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