The Estate

The Perfect Retreat and A Peaceful Sanctuary

Welcome to Zealong Tea Estate – where you can enjoy the ultimate in luxury, combined with our own unique blend of New Zealand hospitality.

Widely regarded as a Waikato icon, Zealong Tea Estate is the only commercial tea estate in New Zealand, producing 100% organic award-winning tea.

The estate is a world-leading destination for tea, art and hospitality in an unrivaled setting.

Offering serene views, a variety of function venues, public activities and tours, our multi-talented team is dedicated to creating an extraordinary guest experience every day.

IT STARTED WITH A CAMELLIA

In 1996, a flowering camellia in the Waikato inspired Vincent Chen: Tea is a kind of camellia… maybe tea could grow here too. A dream was born. Starting with only 130 tea cuttings, Vincent learned the art of tea in New Zealand’s unique and pure environment.

Today, over 1.2 million tea plants thrive in the estate as a testimony to that dream and a promise of the only true New Zealand tea. Zealong – 100% certified organic, traceable, and produced without compromise.

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IT STARTED WITH A CAMELLIA

In 1996, a flowering camellia in the Waikato inspired Vincent Chen: Tea is a kind of camellia… maybe tea could grow here too. A dream was born. Starting with only 130 tea cuttings, Vincent learned the art of tea in New Zealand’s unique and pure environment.

Today, over 1.2 million tea plants thrive in the estate as a testimony to that dream and a promise of the only true New Zealand tea. Zealong – 100% certified organic, traceable, and produced without compromise.

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EXPERIENCES

Enjoy award-winning New Zealand Tea, grown on our own land and produced within our on-site, state-of-the-art tea processing plant; dine in our flagship Tea House or book a Tea Tour to discover the mysteries of the ancient tea ceremony.

Hold your own special event in one of our three function venues or simply relax on the terrace while enjoying breathtaking views of the tea plantation.

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EXPERIENCES

Enjoy award-winning New Zealand Tea, grown on our own land and produced within our on-site, state-of-the-art tea processing plant; dine in our flagship Tea House or book a Tea Tour to discover the mysteries of the ancient tea ceremony.

Hold your own special event in one of our three function venues or simply relax on the terrace while enjoying breathtaking views of the tea plantation.

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ART AND GARDENS

Zealong Tea Estate is a botanical bouquet of multi-sensory delights – an experience brimming with tea, gourmet cuisine, fine art, music, and culture.

The estate is renowned for its picture perfect, beautifully maintained gardens and grounds, home to numerous hand-crafted copper statues and sculptures. The Vista is graces with fine examples of “fusion” Chinese and Western painting and other valuable pieces of ceramic art.

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ART AND GARDENS

Zealong Tea Estate is a botanical bouquet of multi-sensory delights – an experience brimming with tea, gourmet cuisine, fine art, music, and culture.

The estate is renowned for its picture perfect, beautifully maintained gardens and grounds, home to numerous hand-crafted copper statues and sculptures. The Vista is graces with fine examples of “fusion” Chinese and Western painting and other valuable pieces of ceramic art.

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