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Zealong Tea Estate

Opens in 4 min: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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“high tea”(95 reviews)
“tea tour”(11 reviews)
“wonderful tea”(5 reviews)
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An exclusive, personalised and interactive experience for tea enthusiasts. Take the tea walk to discover tea’s rich history and culture and learn how tea came to New Zealand. Get up close with tea bushes, with traditional tea picking garments and...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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495 Gordonton Road | Private Bag 3210, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
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+64 7-853 3018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Showed up without a reservation — weren’t aware of the need for one — but were accommodated with a very nice table near the window for tea. The carrousel of treats were above average and the tea was fantastic. All together it was a lovely...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JKC112418
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere. Friendly, caring and professional staff. High tea is highly recommended. My favourite is ‘Dark’ Oolong tea. Choose between outdoor setting or indoor for the not-so-sunny days. The gift shop has a good selection of tea wares other than stocking for your home...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChetanShetty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome experience and one I will do again and recommend to others! The tea is beyond delicious and refreshing. Loved it. Zealong may have converted this lifetime coffee drinker.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 496marcf
ZealongT1, Admin at Zealong Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Marc, thanks for taking your time to review your recent visit. We are glad that you enjoyed the tea and as a coffee drinker found something to your liking. We hope to see back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was educational, stunning, fun and special. We did the high tea tour which included a wet tea service. The tea was delicious. The tour guide knowledgeable and lovely to chat to and the high tea food and drinks were outstanding. A lovely afternoon, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank aemanuel
ZealongT1, Admin at Zealong Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi aemanuel, thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit to the Estate. We are pleased that you enjoyed the tour & our High Tea. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

Reviewed 7 November 2018

What a great place this turned out to be. Well worth the visit! You arrive a little way away from the cafe/restaurant but only 5 minutes walk where you see some interesting sculptings and figurine, giant teapots and Alice in Wonderland type characters. High tea...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank makomihi
ZealongT1, Admin at Zealong Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Ora Makomihi, thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Estate. We are pleased that you enjoyed the Tea Walk with our sculptures & the High Tea at our Tea House. we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 7 November 2018

MY husband and I went to Zealong Tea Estate to celebrate a special occasion, and we were not disappointed. The service couldn't be faulted and to learn about how tea should be drunk was awesome.Special little cakes and savories, with a view over some of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JocelyneW35
ZealongT1, Admin at Zealong Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jocelyne, thanks you for taking the time to review your recent trip to the Estate. We are glad that we were a part of your special occasion and that you enjoyed the food and view over the plantation. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We used the venue for a business meeting. Fantastic venue and facilities. No parking issues and we had the whole place to ourselves, which was conducive to good uninterrupted event. The catering was five star plus. The tea estate is worth a separate visit.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Davidv6397
ZealongT1, Admin at Zealong Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Ora David, thank you for taking your time to review your recent visit to our Estate. We're glad that you enjoyed the food - and we will pass the feedback onto our Chef. We hope to see you back again soon on your next...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Fabulous high tea well worth the price. Hubby and I opted for high tea with champagne for $53 each and my was it worth it. Sitting al fresco the setting is beautiful- immaculately polished cutlery, Signature tea cup and strainer, high quality finishes and well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ZealongT1, Admin at Zealong Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Kia Ora ShzaTKmo, thank you for taking the time to review in depth your recent visit out to the Estate. We are very pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit including; the Retail Shop, views & especially the High Tea - I will...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

It’s much more than high tea ($45) there is so much to learn and taste. It’s well worth while, I would consider doing a tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vikki P
ZealongT1, Admin at Zealong Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Kia Ora Vicki, thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip to our Estate. We love the pictures! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I have visited vary large tea estates in Assam, Munnar and Darjeeling, India. When I landed in Hamilton and found Zealong Tea estate on map, the only tea estate of New Zealand, I was extremely surprised. I was very much curious to visit. I cycled...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bakulmaster
ZealongT1, Admin at Zealong Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you bakulmaster for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Estate. We are glad that you enjoyed seeing the native wildlife that live amongst our tea bushes and that you enjoyed our black tea. We hope to see you again!

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rachy270
17 August 2018|
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Response from Alikr2015 | Reviewed this property |
Have to book
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Maureen K
22 July 2017|
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Response from ZealongT | 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 judyo160 | 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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