During the 1800?s, the Landing was an overnight resting place for those travelling on the riverboats that navigated 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 and over time these grew into the four large pear trees that can still be seen today when standing on the restaurant terrace. Building began on The Narrows Landing in 1996 with the framework largely constructed using recycled electricity pylons that had previously been scraped and buried. Great care was taken to ensure that only the bare minimum of flora on site was removed to accommodate the build. Local untreated timber was used throughout and many of the windows are made of Totara, well over 100 years old. A truly rustic natural environment has been created and the Narrows Landing sits comfortably amidst the magnificent trees, lawns and gardens. All inclusive wedding venue only 10 minutes from Hamilton, a truly unique setting for a romantic and memorable wedding.