About Hulbert House

A house with a purpose

About Hulbert House

At Hulbert House, you are invited to explore history, modern luxury and natural beauty in an unforgettable experience.

Each of our stunning rooms has its own independent character and is named after a prominent individual in the Homestead's history; from the Boult Suite named after Philip Burbage Boult who was granted the land in 1876 to the Firth Room named after Horatio Nelson Firth, whose family lived here between 1889 and 1901 at which point Firth was sent to prison for embezzlement.

Hulbert House has a New Zealand Historic Places covenant protecting its historical significance for future generations.

The interior design by Neil McLachlan preserves the period details with the use of splendid English wallpapers and custom milled carpet, large scale French antiques, and chandeliers. A newly constructed 'Palm House' in what was the rear courtyard of the dwelling incorporates the original service wing and features custom made tiles which adorn a full height chimney breast. Close attention to detail has resulted in a truly extraordinary interior.
Every detail in Hulbert House is designed to let you think differently, think slower, and appreciate the smaller details that create a richer experience. Hulbert House is owned by STILL a unique New Zealand company that pursues projects that amplify the fundamentals of human nature, creating the extraordinary from the everyday. Hulbert House is operated in partnership with Brook Serene (link) who care for a carefully curated selection of hotels in some of New Zealand's most beautiful locations.

We hope you enjoy your stay.