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Birdwoods Gallery

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Address: 298 Middle Road | Havelock North, Havelock North 4172, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 6-877 1395
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Birdwoods Gallery is a very special place in the heart of Hawke's Bay. Set...

Birdwoods Gallery is a very special place in the heart of Hawke's Bay. Set in the countryside just 3km from Havelock North Village, Birdwoods Gallery and its small companion, the Birdwoods Sweet Shop, are a 'must see' for young and old. Two historic buildings have been relocated to this pretty rural setting and transformed to become a distinctive and enchanting visitor attraction. Enjoy our famous morning or afternoon tea or come for a delicious garden lunch with family or friends. End it off with a delicious real fruit ice-cream from our little Ice Cream Shop.

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"Lunch and a look"

We had a lovely lunch and a look around the grounds and in the shop. All 4 of us enjoyed the meals - [although the waitress did get one meal wrong and the correct meal was re... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Laurie A
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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely lunch and a look around the grounds and in the shop. All 4 of us enjoyed the meals - [although the waitress did get one meal wrong and the correct meal was re ordered.] But it was well worth the wait. The grounds are lovely - with a South African touch. They have statues imported from... More 

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Thank Laurie A
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great rural location showcasing fair trade African art, sculpture and home decor. Has a great cafe and an English sweet shop too!

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Thank exile66
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic experience - thank you Birdwoods! We had a rowdy group of 25 girls on a hens doo and the staff, service and food were amazing

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Thank 856olivia
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice short stop. Strolled the lovely garden and enjoyed all the sculptures. The sweets were our reward for our walk about.

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Thank Cathy W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed a fabulous lunch. Always a pleasure to visit here when I am in the region and the sweet shop smells devine

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful garden surroundings made for an excellent lunch under an umbrella. The service was excellent and the food delicious, accompanied by a matching Rose. A garden tour is a must - sculptures of all shapes and sizes are displayed throughout the property. A special treat is available at the ice cream parlour.

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Thank PKLJP
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here with our daughter and her family. The grounds and garden are magnificent with great sculptures. Lunch under the trees was a delight and the food was excellent. The gift shop and sweet shop were both treasure houses.

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Thank Tenorman41
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have not had Hokie Pokey ice cream this is the place to try it. If they dont have on your day their fruit ice cream is sensational!! Try the Hokie pokie dark chocolate covered candy, it is to die for!!

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very delicious lunch, fabulous surroundings, loved the art work scattered around the grounds and a lovely shop to browse in with many beautiful things to buy. Also love the wee lolly shop and new ice cream parlour

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Thank Bonnie936
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting is magical, it could be a film set, the geese have multiplied, doubled in numbers and the sculptures are truly amazing. The food was delicious, the salad an art piece in itself and the gallery a wonder to explore. A must do if in Havelock North! Don't forget the lolly shop next door!

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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your response and your kind words about Birdwoods. We just wonder why we did not get the fifth star - if there is any reason, do let us know. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner More 

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