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Sat, 08 Jun


Oruawharo Homestead & St Vincent's

National Best Friends Day - High Tea

Enjoying tea at Oruawharo is the opportunity to participate in the gentry lifestyle of the founders. We'll be hosting you in St Vincent's Church, after your High Tea go on guided tour of the beautiful 150 year old historic property. Tickets sold prior to the event. Starts at 11am.

National Best Friends Day - High Tea
National Best Friends Day - High Tea

Time & Location

08 Jun 2024, 11:00 am NZST

Oruawharo Homestead & St Vincent's, 379 Oruawharo Road, Takapau 4281, New Zealand

About the event

*Please note this is a ticketed event that starts at 11am*

Come try a selection of our specialist teas before taking a tour of the Estate and grounds of the historic Oruawharo Homestead.  We also have local Hawthrone coffee available and the bar is open too. (Try as many teas as you like)

St Vincent's would love you to spoil yourself with our elegant meal of scones, jam & cream + sandwiches + savouries + sweets, all made from scratch by Chef Will, while a slideshow of Oruawharo's History plays in the background.

A guided tour will follow giving you the opportunity to fully appreciate the complexity of the property's past. 

 History of National Best Friends Day 

Friends can be celebrated on any day of the year, but what better day than National Best Friends Day? Way back in 1935, the US congress decided to devote one day to pay tribute to close-knit friendships. It’s lighthearted, super fun, and down-right awesome day that should continue to be recognized and celebrated.

You might be thinking, “I don’t need a special day to show my bestie how much I love them!” Well, why not? It’s the perfect excuse to get together, enjoy your favorite activity and appreciate them even more than you normally would. Weird as it may be, National Best Friends Day is definitely one to be celebrated loud and proud!

Tickets are $70 per person and sold prior to the event

Infants (0–1 year of age) free and not catered for.

Please email if you have any questions. 

Buy tickets here:

- Arrival at 11am 

- High Tea is served in the Church @ 11:20am 

- Followed by a guided tour of the beautiful 150 year old historic Estate  

The bar will open for juices, beers, bubbles & wines. 

On the day you can purchase: 

- A variety of Teas at $16 per tin 

- Cast iron tea pots 

- The chefs produce

We except cash & Eftpos.

Please note: The High Tea will be hosted in St Vincent's Church, please bring warm clothes during winter dates.

Please  keep in mind. The Homestead is an old heritage building that might not  be accessible by all as there are stairs right through the building. We  will try our best to accommodate where possible.

Dietary option: While  we will endeavor to offer a high tea like food selection to people with  dietary requirements it is not always possible as most elements on our  typical high tea menu will contain some dairy or possibly some gluten.  Meat is in a few components also. The below menu is indicative of what  may be provided and changes on a case by case basis -- Please contact us  prior to purchasing tickets if you have questions.

Finger  Sandwiches | filled wraps | seasonal salad | hot soup or meat stew |  Dietary Canapes | GF sweet options | DF sweet options | nut free sweet  options

Bookings for this event closes on the 4 June 2024 at 12 midnight. Cancellations made within 2 weeks of there respective event will not be refunded and your booking will be deferred to our next event where possible.

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