%> Homebush Stables - Canterbury, New Zealand

Welcome to Homebush

Come and enjoy this magnificent place called Homebush.   Wander around the garden of trees and rhododendons (plantings began in 1851).   View the Homebush Stables historic buildings including the water driven turbine and enjoy coffee and lunch in the Swinging Tree Cafe








Homebush is a unique tourist destination west of Christchurch New Zealand offering a country experience of our nations history and culture.

The restaurant, shop and museum are housed in the beautiful stables building.

The tour includes a garden walk through magnificent trees, rhododendrons and roses, a talk about the Deans family who were the first settlers on the Canterbury plains and a sheep sharing demonstration.



  • Historic Buildings

  • Sheep Shearing and Spinning

  • Shop

  • Catering for Morning/ Afternoon Tea and Lunch

  • Museum

  • Heritage Garden

  • New Zealand History