When we got to Oruawharo Homestead Peter told us about its history. The house was about to be demolished when he and his wife Dianne bought it and they have been busy restoring it ever since. We were able to look around the whole house and the gardens. We went up to the stables, and out in the gardens where there was a swing in a tree and a ha-ha. Go to http://www.oruawharo.com/ for more information about the house.