The Boat House functions centre is part of The Riverhead historic tavern situated only 25 minutes North West of central Auckland. It is the only venue of it's sort that you can arrive by boat to our own dock at high tide. It is open to the public most Sundays with free live music. There are plenty of spaces from which you can enjoy this unique venue; on the lawn, under the gazebo's, on the decks or in the building itself. All look over the water and across to the rural landscape. This is a casual family environment on Sundays, with food and beverage offerings. No bookings are required and it is on a first in - first served basis. The Riverhead also has The Landing Restaurant and The Portage Bar available. Bookings are recommended for The Landing Restaurant.
The Boat House is available for exclusive hire any other day than Sunday's and is ideal for weddings, private functions or social club parties.
The Riverhead has been a house of refreshment and conviviality for around 150 years. In that time it has seen many events and stories come and go, countryfolk and townspeople, fishermen and farmers, smugglers and clergymen, marauding riders of the night through to social visits from the local constabulary. All have played their part in giving The Riverhead a rich stable of stories befitting the oldest riverside tavern in New Zealand.