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Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty Sights

Colenso Herb Garden, Country Café and Shop

  • State Hwy. 25 Map It
  • Whenuakite
  • Restaurant–Sight

Updated 02/18/2014

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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.

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State Hwy. 25, Whenuakite, 3591, New Zealand

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Updated 02/18/2014


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