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Zealong Tea Estate

495 Gordonton Road | Private Bag 3210, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
+64 7-853 3018
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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” (10 reviews)
“tea lovers” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
495 Gordonton Road | Private Bag 3210, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
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+64 7-853 3018
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"high tea"
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"tea tour"
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"tea lovers"
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"wonderful tea"
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"tea making process"
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"love tea"
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"tea picking"
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"plantation tour"
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"beautiful estate"
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"tea flavours"
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"new zealand"
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"morning tea"
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"macaroons"
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"high standard of service"
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"enjoyable afternoon"
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"informative tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must stop to enjoy a cup of pure New Zealand tea with high tea on the beatiful balcony facing tea estate in beautiful Waikato countrysideMore

Thank azmighani
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Zealong T, Admin at Zealong Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Azmighani, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to Zealong Tea Estate. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the high tea, and that you loved the view from our balcony out over the Estate. We hope to...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Tea House comfortable plus the setting and view are very nice. Good service although disappointed we were not given a little overview on the teas so we made random choices. Would have liked to be able to try more than one but enjoyed the one...More

Thank Alikr2015
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

It is like visiting another country. Watching worker plucking tea leaves out on the fields and enjoying Chinese traditional tea ceremony and delicious food

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I hadn’t heard about this place until my sister in law saw their stand at field days and she took me to Zealong. I love tea so was interested to check it out having no expectations as to what we would expect. We didn’t experience...More

Thank Lois M
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Beautiful setting for this NZ tea estate, great back story, interesting tour and loved the tea ceremony. The high tea was a highlight. Totally recommend this for a visit. The tea is amazing!

Thank Stacey A
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 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 13 May 2018 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 12 May 2018

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 29 April 2018 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 9 May 2018

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 28 April 2018

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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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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