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Hidden gem - September 2011 

Published: Friday 26 August 2011 
Hidden gem - September 2011.  
 

Scandrett Homestead

Located in Scandrett Regional Park, Scandrett Homestead was built in 1886 by George Scandrett.

George and his descendents, who first arrived at the farm in 1863, were successful livestock farmers, vegetable growers, beekeepers and orchardists, selling their produce to the Auckland and local markets and other places such as Kawau Island.

The historic farm complex includes a barn, milking shed (formerly a hen house), small dairy and a tractor and boat shed. All the buildings have been carefully preserved and feature interesting interactive interpretations.

The history panels now in place inside the old homestead give visitors a great way to explore more of the Scandrett family and farm history.

Another important focus has been the architecture and restoration of the historical concrete homestead.

The homestead differs from many other early farmhouses in that it is made of an early type of concrete, instead of the usual kauri timber. Its construction and history is always a popular talking point with park visitors.

Hidden gem - September 2011.

Currently, there are no set days or times the homestead is open to the public, but you can keep an eye out for advertised open days or call 09 301 0101.

You can also simply enjoy the beach or take a walk to the end of the Peninsula to Mullet Point for great views of Kawau Island.

Hidden gem - September 2011
Scandrett Regional Park

For overnight stays there is a bach available for hire - Moonlight Bach.

Scandrett Regional Park is 82km from central Auckland, around 14km east of Warkworth, near Algies Bay. From Warkworth, follow the signs to Snells Beach. Approximately 3km beyond Algies Bay, turn left into Scandrett Road and follow the road to the end.