An exclusive, personalised and interactive 2-hour experience for tea enthusiasts. Starting at the Zealong Vista tea centre, take the tea walk to discover tea’s rich history and culture and learn how tea came to New Zealand. Unique to this tour is the opportunity to get up close with our exhibition tea bushes.
Then continue to the Pavilion for the ultimate tea experience. Visitors will get to see an exclusive tour-only cinematic on the story of Zealong and insights into the innovative production of tea in New Zealand. A private performance on the art of tea through a traditional ceremony will showcase fine tea appreciation including how to brew the perfect cup.
All five of Zealong’s unique teas can be enjoyed in this experience, with a focus on identifying flavours and qualities through whole leaf styles, colour, aromas, and taste.
Conclude with the perfect photo opportunity, with the best panoramic views of the estate and the opportunity to interact with traditional tea props, including tea picking garments and baskets.
Treat yourself to a culinary experience like no other and upgrade your tour with a Signature High Tea package. Further explore the multiple facets of tea with unique tea-infused seasonal delicacies created by our innovative chefs.
Suitable for small groups. Large groups and special enquiries welcome.
Shorter tours available.
One bill only for groups of 6 or more.
Includes a beautifully presented selection of tea-inspired sweet and savoury delicacies. 6-11 years old are $60pp. 5 years old and under are free (High Tea not included).
6-11 years old are $25pp. 5 years old and under are free.
Phone 07 853 3018 or 0800 ZEALONG
9.30am and 2.00pm, 7 days. Tours available at other times for groups by arrangement.
Closed on New Years Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day (25th April), Christmas Day and Boxing Day.