Explore Zealong Tea

An exclusive all day behind the scenes event

EXPLORE ZEALONG: A DAY IN THE FIELDS

June 18: 9am – 4pm

For the first time in Zealong’s history, the farm, factory, and all aspects of its tea estate have been made available to view. Experience a “behind the scenes” tour and tea tasting at the worlds largest internationally Certified Organic Tea Estate.

Reserve a ticket now for an all access pass. Tours and tasting will be continuous throughout the day. The all access pass will allow visitors to attend key site locations at their leisure.

 Stay and enjoy lunch with our picnic or Signature High Tea packages. Bring your family and friends for this special event!

To get the most out of your Explore Zealong experience, we recommend allowing at least 3-4 hours for your visit, including dining.

What is included in an "Explore Zealong" Ticket?

View Explore Zealong’s Highlights below or click on the map link for a detailed overview to plan your visit.

TEA PICKING

Get up close and personal in our tea terraces and learn the art of picking tea. See if you have what it takes to out-pick Zealong’s hard working tea pickers and discover why tea grows so well in New Zealand.

Tea picking is available continuously all day.

TEA PICKING

Get up close and personal in our tea terraces and learn the art of picking tea. See if you have what it takes to out-pick Zealong’s hard working tea pickers and discover why tea grows so well in New Zealand.

Tea picking is available continuously all day.

TEA FARM INNOVATIONS

TRACTOR/TRAILER RIDES

New Zealand’s only certified organic commercial tea farm, this is your chance to learn all about our bespoke tea machinery, learn how we control frost and manage our organic certification. Come and meet our one-of-a-kind Transformer and see if you can stand up against our frost fans.

Interested in seeing more of the tea estate? Jump onto our tractor/trailer farm ride that will take you all around the estate.

Rolling presentations are available all day.

Tractor/trailer rides run continuously throughout the day.

 

TEA FARM INNOVATIONS

TRACTOR/TRAILER RIDES

New Zealand’s only certified organic commercial tea farm, this is your chance to learn all about our bespoke tea machinery, learn how we control frost and manage our organic certification. Come and meet our one-of-a-kind Transformer and see if you can stand up against our frost fans.

Interested in seeing more of the tea estate? Jump onto our tractor/trailer farm ride that will take you all around the estate.

Rolling presentations are available all day.

Tractor/trailer rides run continuously throughout the day.

 

GUIDED TEA FACTORY TOURS

An exclusive behind the scenes peek into the world of tea processing in New Zealand. Here you will learn about the tea processing stages from start to finish. We take the best from tradition and blend it with innovation. From plant to cup, green, black and oolong, loose or in a tea bag. Whatever your favourite brew, we can make it here.

GUIDED TEA FACTORY TOURS

An exclusive behind the scenes peek into the world of tea processing in New Zealand. Here you will learn about the tea processing stages from start to finish. We take the best from tradition and blend it with innovation. From plant to cup, green, black and oolong, loose or in a tea bag. Whatever your favourite brew, we can make it here.

TEA TASTING

Learn about what goes into making internationally award-winning tea, and what gets left out. Taste the entire collection of Zealong Tea all included in your Explore Zealong ticket.

Tea Tasting is available all day in Zealong’s Vista function room.

Want to try something new? Perhaps a tea cocktail or cold brew? Be sure to check out our Tea Bars to try a different take on how to enjoy tea.

TEA TASTING

Learn about what goes into making internationally award-winning tea, and what gets left out. Taste the entire collection of Zealong Tea all included in your Explore Zealong ticket.

Tea Tasting is available all day in Zealong’s Vista function room.

Want to try something new? Perhaps a tea cocktail or cold brew? Be sure to check out our Tea Bars to try a different take on how to enjoy tea.

PICNIC ON THE FIELDS OR UPGRADE TO ENJOY SIGNATURE HIGH TEA

Round off your Explore Zealong experience with a picnic box, all included as part of your entry ticket. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy in one of our designated picnic areas in the fields.

Make it the perfect experience and upgrade your ticket to enjoy one of Zealong’s Signature High Teas at its award-winning restaurant overlooking tea terraces.

Select Picnic or High Tea when choosing your ticket.
Bookings required when selected High Tea. Limited spots available so be sure to book in advance.

PICNIC ON THE FIELDS OR UPGRADE TO ENJOY SIGNATURE HIGH TEA

Round off your Explore Zealong experience with a picnic box, all included as part of your entry ticket. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy in one of our designated picnic areas in the fields.

Make it the perfect experience and upgrade your ticket to enjoy one of Zealong’s Signature High Teas at its award-winning restaurant overlooking tea terraces.

Select Picnic or High Tea when choosing your ticket.
Bookings required when selected High Tea. Limited spots available so be sure to book in advance.

PLAN YOUR EXPLORE ZEALONG EXPERIENCE

Discover New Zealand grown tea

PLAN YOUR EXPLORE ZEALONG EXPERIENCE

Discover New Zealand grown tea
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