Long Lunch

Life should be about gorgeous gardens and long lunches. You can do both in Hawera on the second Saturday of our garden festival.

Take a bus from the TAFT office and head to the graceful Tairoa Lodge for a house tour and three-course luncheon with wine tasting from Mike Radich. Then take a gentle wander around the festival garden and before heading back on the bus.

At a long table in the soothing festival garden, you can enjoy a salad of prosciutto, roasted pear, Kikorangi blue cheese, candied Egmont “Raw” Honey walnuts and rocket, served with pomegranate & honey vinaigrette.

Next, you’ll be served a “Paddock to Plate” offering of lamb rump cooked medium rare on potato gratin with pistachio, mint pesto & baby roasted beets with a wine jus. To finish, there’s a lemon & Juno Gin trifle with lemon sorbet. 

This will be a delectable event, perfect for friends wanting to enjoy all the good things in life.

Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available for each course.


Date / Time Saturday 3rd November 11:30am
Venue Tairoa Lodge, 3 Puawai St, Hawera
Transport Coach departs from TAFT office, Cnr Powderham & Brougham Sts at 10:30am. Bus returns to TAFT at 3pm.
Booking TAFT office Cnrs of Brougham & Powderham Sts New Plymouth, Ph 06 7598 412

Bookings essential, Limited numbers



Long Lunch
Admission $80pp (includes $5 garden entry, house tour, luncheon and wine tasting)

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Long Lunch with transport
Admission $98pp (includes $5 garden entry, house tour, luncheon, wine tasting and coach)