Chef garden tour and cooking demonstration

Our Chef takes pride in using local fresh NZ ingredients as much as possible and that starts with our own vegetable and herb gardens where he will have you picking and tasting as he discusses whats in season.  Then you will stroll past the citrus grove which produces fruit all year round and you will find some of the sweetest grapefruit you have ever tasted.  After your outdoor tour of the gardens its into the kitchen for a cooking demonstration which is interactive and our Chef will have you tasting as he works and talks through the elements that go into the dish.  As the produce is seasonal the dishes he creates change. You will find this a fun and informative experience and walk away with a unique New Zealand receipe that you can replicate once home.

Please contact us for further information, dates, times that will work for you and any dietary issues we would need to be aware of or any speciality that you might like to try and we will endeavour to accommodate your requirements. [email protected]

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What our customers say

A truly amazing Christmas in a truly amazing lodge. Thank you. Loved every moment of it.


Thank you for a lovely stay! Wonderful setting, staff & food!

Sarah & Ross

Our group of four wished we could have stayed longer here. One is considering having their wedding here. Thanks to all of you.

John & Lisa

Beautiful lodge.

Susan & David