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The Narrows Landing
The Narrows Landing is a family owned boutique bed and breakfast, conference, wedding and event centre. The Narrows Landing has been in business for the past 21 years however the current owners took over in 2016 and are busy making The Narrows Landing the preferred place to stay for those travelling to Hamilton for business or pleasure.
During the 1800s, the ‘Landing’ was an overnight resting place for those travelling on the riverboats, navigating the Waikato River. The riverboats would stop here and travellers would walk up the hill and stay at the old homestead, which neighbours the current Narrows Landing. One such traveller was Governor George Grey, who during one such stay, planted pear seeds within the homestead’s orchard; over time these grew into the four large pear trees that can still be seen on the property today.
Building began on The Narrows Landing in 1996, with the framework largely constructed using recycled electricity pylons that had previously been scrapped and buried. Great care was taken to ensure that only the bare minimum of on-site flora was removed to accommodate the build. Local untreated timber was used throughout and many of the windows are made of Totara, more than 100 years old. A truly rustic environment has been created and The Narrows Landing sits comfortably amidst the magnificent trees, lawns and gardens, as a modern location which is the perfect setting for a weddings, celebrations, corporate events or get-aways.
The Narrows Landing is closely affiliated with Hamilton East’s famous Two Birds Eatery, now known as Two Birds Cafe.