Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty Sights

Advertisement

Guidebooks

Colenso Herb Garden, Country Café and Shop

Colenso Herb Garden, Country Café and Shop Review

Colenso Herb Garden, Country Café and Shop, on State Highway 25 just south of the Hahei turnoff on the way to Tairua, is a relaxed cottage café named after William Colenso, an early explorer of New Zealand. Set in a garden full of citrus and olive trees, lavender, and kitchen herbs, the café serves fresh juices, soups, focaccia sandwiches, an outstanding vegetable frittata, addictive chocolate fudge biscuits (also called slices), and Devonshire teas. In the shop you can procure tasty chutneys, jams, organic honey and constantly changing crafts and giftware. The open grassy space, play area, and tame donkeys make this an especially good place to stop with kids.

    Contact Information

  • Address: State Hwy. 25, Whenuakite, 3591
  • Phone: 07/866–3725
  • Location: Around Hahei
Updated: 02-18-2014

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property

Advertisement

View more trip reports

  • Packing List

    Okay, so I suck at packing.And I mess it up both ways: either too much or not enough. I never get it right. We have 5 weeks OZ/NZ (!) with 3 days in Hong Kong on the way. Destinations include Sydney, Uluru, Read more

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories