About Us

Gear Homestead is a beautiful period function venue & Café set in a stunning location above Porirua Harbour

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Gear Homestead is available for private hire as a venue for weddings, special occasions & corporate functions.

NEWS! We will be open for Labour Day on Monday 24 Oct (closed Sat 22 Oct for a wedding) We will take bookings for Labour Day Tel: 04 478 8700

NEWS! We are planning on holding a Farmers market on Gear Homestead grounds on a Sunday from 8.00am – 11.30am.  We will supply a trestle table for you, but you will need to supply your own gazebo. We are looking for suppliers who might be interested. Will have to be associated with food, i.e. fresh vegetables, chutneys, breads, chopping boards etc. We will start around mid January and go through until April. If anyone is interested in having a stand contact us at rherringoffice@xtra.co.nz and we will forward you more information

Winter and Spring Hours – The Café at Gear Homestead is open six days a week from 8:30 am – 4:00pm from Tuesday – Sunday.  We will be open on Saturdays until 23 Dec 2016, however please note Gear Homestead café will be closed on Sat 22 Oct and Sat 19 Nov  due to functions.

During the Summer months the café will not be open on Saturdays due to functions, but will reopen on Mondays

Summer Hours –  Gear Homestead will be closed on Saturdays during JAN, FEB & MARCH. Our  opening hours will be 8:30 – 4:30pm Sunday – Friday.


Historic Gear Homestead is now under the stewardship of experienced Wellington caterer Lorna Shelton of red herring catering. The Homestead has undergone extensive modern renovations and the kitchen has also been upgraded.  Lorna wants to make Gear Homestead more accessible to the local community and is arranging regular special events such as Tapas Nights, jazz and regional food.

With views of Porirua Harbour, Gear Homestead is a great place to meet friends for a coffee or lunch or book a business meeting for a change of scenery.  There is plenty of parking and the grounds and gardens are ideal for a walk. We have outside tables and chairs and bean bags and games for children to enjoy in the many acres of grounds.  We are situated next door to Adrenalin Forest.

 Come and enjoy the unique dining and visual experience that is Gear Homestead

2 thoughts on “About Us

    • Thanks Amanda. If you feel like cake this weekend we are open on Easter Sunday and Monday from 10:00am. No surcharge and we have a few treats for Easter.


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