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Zealong Tea Estate

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495 Gordonton Road | Private Bag 3210, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
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Discover Tea Experience: in just under two hours, you will learn the fascinating story behind Zealong, see how tea is made, experience a traditional tea ceremony, explore tea's rich history and culture, pose for a souvenir photo in traditional tea picking garb, enjoy high tea or relax over a cup of the world's purest tea, with stunning views over the only tea plantation in New Zealand.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“high tea” (83 reviews)
“tea tour” (11 reviews)
“wonderful tea” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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495 Gordonton Road | Private Bag 3210, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
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"high tea"
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"tea tour"
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"wonderful tea"
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"tea lovers"
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"tea making process"
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"tea picking"
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"beautiful estate"
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"drinking tea"
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"plantation tour"
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"educational tour"
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"love tea"
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"new zealand"
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"morning tea"
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"macaroons"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had heard great things about Zealong and I can see why. The service is amazing and the range of tea astounding, not to mention the wonderful High Tea. A great choice of food and if you want you can order A le Carte. There...More

Thank Penelope P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the high tea and tour immensely. I went with my mum for Mother’s Day and we had a fantastic time. The tour was interesting and our tour guide Sarah was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun. The food at the high tea was...More

Thank karenrZ4677CC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my parents here for High Tea today. The service, food, tea, surroundings were amazing. I am Gluten Free so am often a bit disappointed by the selection offered. The gluten free high tea food was just as amazing as the normal food. There...More

Thank SherylNZ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy Sunday. The tea estate is beautiful and the tea house where High Tea is served is really comfortable. The food was tasty with most items on the plate being either good or really great! The green tea tiramisu was yummy....More

Thank Alex R
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Zealong T, Administrator at Zealong Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for letting us know about your recent visit to Zealong Tea Estate. We do value your feedback as we constantly strive to maintain the highest possible standards of guest satisfaction. While we are glad to hear you enjoyed the food and surrounds, we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High Tea, at Zealong Garden Tea Estate, it was certainly worth braving the road works from Auckland. It was a Waikato farm but has now been planted in tea trees. The farm house (1960) is now the restaurant. There is a shop and tour available...More

Thank dallasanddale
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We took a group of hospitality students who are studying innovation in food. We had a great, informative tour through the stunning gardens where we learnt about the history of tea and picking and processing of tea, followed by a tasting of 5 teas. Beautiful...More

Thank Roz T
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Awesome tour on the estate with an awesome guide who was well informed and entertaining. Had a buffet lunch which was delicious and filling with plenty of options. The tea experience afterwards was great and informative. Great for a group.

Thank 2014angela52
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

As a tea lover, I am very inclined to give the review on the tea tour and high tea experience a 100 if only TripAdvisor wasn’t restricted to a 5 star rating. Sarah, our tour host, was very knowledgeable and passionate in engaging us with...More

1  Thank Tina V
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We booked the 9:30 tour and high tea package. The walk through the estate was great, the landscape amazing and the tea making course completed the tour. About the high tea we can only say it was excellent, each and every piece carefully crafted. All...More

Thank ChrisDeer
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable good tour, and an even more spectacular high tea (we had the vegetarian one). Not to be missed! You are bound to be surprised with this organic, award winning tea!

Thank Jime G
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Maureen K
22 July 2017|
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Response from Zealong T | Property representative |
Hi Maureen, thank you for your question. We do have a wheelchair available and also a golf cart for the outdoor section of the guided tour.
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raojosyulaprakash399
30 August 2016|
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Response from Judy O | Reviewed this property |
Hi, when we visited Zeelong Tea Estate, we enjoyed the Classic High Tea off the menu. Tea is included in the cost of this. Or you can have just hot tea - there is a charge but there is a very generous amount - not just one... More
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raojosyulaprakash399
28 August 2016|
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Response from scbrotovegas | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they sell all of their tea at the estate.
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