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A Taste of Italy

Amuri Estate Olive Grove | 128 Medway Road, Hanmer Springs 7360, New Zealand
+64 03 315 5059
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Owner description: When in Hanmer Springs do something special and experience ‘A Taste of Italy’ in the middle of traditional sheep and cattle high-country. Top quality extra virgin olive oil is grown & produced from 1300 olive trees on land that was once only used for grazing. 26 acres of high country pasture has been transformed by the Prestons into a landscape rivaling that found in Tuscany. Taste delicious freshly pressed olive oils from around New Zealand, and learn about the different ways you can use this healthy New Zealand-made product. Go for a guided tour around the grove followed with a comparative oil tasting and short description of New Zealand extra virgin olive oils, and then be seated to a generous sized luncheon of antipasto platters served with local wine. Book ‘A Taste of Italy’ in Hanmer Springs and transport yourself.Advance booking required.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

It was an amazing experience to connect with lovely people who chose an alternative lifestyle. Very interesting tour of olive Grove with insight into olive oil making and varieties of olive trees. Lunch with hosts Lisa and Chris gave an opportunity to exchange travel experiences and learn more about New Zealand and other countries. Highly recommended and memorable experience. B&B... More

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We absolutely loved our visit. The hostess was fantastic, I haven't laughed so much in a long time! Lisa had a wealth of knowledge about olives and shared this freely. I enjoyed her enthusiasm. Lunch after the tour was amazing. We even took photos of the delicious platter, a must to do for friends when we get home. Lisa made... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Amuri Olives was a highlight of our girls weekend away. I found the olive grove tour very interesting and informative. We had a beautiful lunch platter with great wine overlooking some of New Zealand's spectacular scenery. We enjoyed Lisa's company throughout the afternoon. Lisa was a great host who went out of her way to book an evening meal for... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

This place is poised overlooking one of the most amazing views you could ever imagine for a house. The tour of the olive grove was interesting as was the olive oil tasting. Some nice pointers on the different types of oil. To top it off was the most delicious antipasti this side of the equator. Very interesting and friendly hostess.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We spent a long weekend in Hanmer Springs having been there on our honeymoon 17 years before and vowing to return. We were delighted to have found Lisa & Chris at the Amuri Olive Grove and were lucky enough to spend the entire afternoon with these beautiful people (and their adorable animals) who opened up their home to us, showing... More

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Grafton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Amuri Olives is an absolute MUST when in Hanmer! My friend and I spent a few wonderful hours with Lisa and Chris, outstanding views, the most delicious olive oil, fantastic food, a glass of wine and clever comfortable conversation! Our beautiful hosts (both 2 and 4 legged) really did make us feel like we were old friends, thanks guys!!

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greymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We were spending the weekend in Hanmer as a Social Club event and decided from various brochers that the Oil Grove tour might be something different to try. It was all of that and so much more. You are treated to some of the best scenic views ever, the grounds and oil grove are very relaxing to spend time in... More

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Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

My husband and I went along with our children and we all had a great time. The kids loved the pizzas and there was loads of space for them to explore while we relaxed with our food and a glass of wine.

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