Now it is time to properly introduce ourselves as we have a lots of questions about who we are. Our chef, Cliff, has causally worked as Sous Chef for the previous owner during past fews years and a while before that he worked at Te puke bakery therefore only perfect muffins and scones will be allowed […]
Sunday just gone, Tracey and I had the privilege of meeting some of the locals behind the community space being envisioned for Paengaroa. We were excited to see fencing going up in full swing, Pizzas provided by The Trading Post and Beverages supplied by others. We know that it takes a lot of discussion, planning […]
Anann may be tricky to pronounce and understand for some but never mind – we want to start conversations. Anann is the Irish word meaning ‘pineapple’. Great, “Why pineapple?!”, hear you say! Simple. The pineapple has a long history and association of being a symbol of hospitality and welcome. In bygone days, people would hire […]
Aotea Villa is a relaxing and comfortable 1910 family home situated in the heart of the vibrant Bay of Plenty, amongst kiwifruit and avocado orchards. We are minutes from Te Puke, 45 minutes from Whakatane and Rotorua and 20 minutes from Tauranga and the stunning Mount Maunganui beach. An ideal central location from which one […]
What a find! Tucked away just off the Te Puke highway, sits one of the most interesting cafes we have came across. Its cheekiness brings an immediate smile as you approach through an outdoor seating area into a vast mélange of mismatched seating. The service is coordinated and uncomplicated. The sweet and savoury fare is […]
Te Puia – Rotorua’s must do Cultural, Geothermal and Kiwi experience Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. We are home to the world famous Pōhutu geyser, Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. You will also find the native Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. We […]
WORLD FIRST! Experience the world’s first ever commercial jet sprint – launching around our custom-designed course at 100km/h and 3Gs of force. Live out those James Bond chase scene fantasies in New Zealand’s fastest jet sprint. Guaranteed to take your breath away.