The Gallery & Cafe Helena Bay Hill

The Gallery & Cafe Helena Bay Hill, Whananaki: Hours, Address, The Gallery & Cafe Helena Bay Hill Reviews: 4.5/5

The Gallery & Cafe Helena Bay Hill

The Gallery & Cafe Helena Bay Hill
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Stewarts Vacation
472 contributions
May 2021
We had a terrific outing to this cafe and gallery! I’m not sure which we enjoyed more. The gallery houses a large display of New Zealand artworks. Allow about 45mins to slowly browse this area. It is most definitely worth a visit.
We were fortunate in the cafe to sit at a table outside on the deck and we felt “suspended” above the stunning view across to Helena Bay. There was not a large range of food to select from, but the cakes and coffees were delicious.
There is a small garden for a short stroll. Parking is plentiful. We will be back.
Written August 5, 2021
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bonvivant81
London, UK5 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Excellent local cuisine, good portion size, plenty of fresh ingredients in a timely fashion.
The artwork and crafting the gallery showcases some of the local artisans and wide pool of talent within the North.
Friendly staff and easy parking.
Best visited mid week as it can be very busy on a weekend especially if the sun is out
Written March 6, 2020
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mortein
Rolleston, New Zealand174 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
We called here after reading about this place on stuff. They really didn’t do it justice!! What an incredible view, great staff & tasty food to add to an awesome atmosphere.
He had a BLAT which was devoured enjoyably. I had a chicken salad, which was really tasty.
We had a walk around outside & ventured into the gallery that had a lot of our favourite things. Probably the best display of New Zealand art we have seen!
This is a must go to place. Take a detour if necessary but don’t miss it. You will be rewarded.
Written April 16, 2021
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LilyMc
56 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
We called into the cafe & gallery on our way back from Russell. They make an AMAZING pot of tea - using the T2 brand, and it was a VERY welcomed cuppa. The choice of cabinet food was limited but the crossants were lovely and fresh. Beautiful homemade goodies on offer as well.
The Gallery is mind blowing and you really do need at least 30 minutes to have a really good look around!!! There’s an incredible about to ponder in the gallery. Don’t forget to give Leonardo the newest team member a pat and a smooch - he’s a St Bernard and he’s going to be a BIG boy!!!
Good to see that post Covid 19 the doors are still open (& these guys are trying really hard). All the best
Written June 15, 2020
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wendy1811027
Taupo, New Zealand219 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had been told about this cafe when travelling around the north in our motorhome. It is a great place up on a hill set in beautiful native bush with amazing views. The cafe serves innovative and fresh local food and good coffee. The gallery is excellent with a great selection of crafts from northern artists. I bought a woven kete which is beautifully made. Well worth a visit b
Written March 28, 2020
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Bill D
Auckland, New Zealand379 contributions
Sep 2020
Helena Bay
Café
Brilliant breakfast with amazing bacon .
The coffee is a good as any city location and my partners Butternut salad was almost too much to finish.
Do try and sit outside as the views are to die for

Gallery Helena Bay
Like a lot of tourist gallery shops there is usually more not to like than likeable.
This gallery stands out as it has the perfect mis of traditional items but also some interesting modern pieces you would expect in a Wellington or Auckland gallery
Written September 26, 2020
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The Foxes
Whangarei, New Zealand30 contributions
Jan 2020
We were heading to Okura Beach, about 40 minutes from Whangarei. You could easily blink and miss it! We stopped for lunch here on our way back and had a really good experience. Set amid the bush, with stunning views to the distant ocean, the food, service, plenty of parking, outside covered dining and ambiance were well worth a second visit. We would recommend this venue.
Written January 19, 2020
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suelavey
Houston, TX23 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
An easy 30-minute drive from Kamo on a pretty winding road through typical New Zealand countryside. There is good signage and plenty of parking. It is a definitely worth a detour if you are traveling north. A variety of seating options, bar style tables; smaller tables with inside/outside options; a blackboard details the creative menu as you enter and sets out a very varied menu.
Once you choose your seat with a view, then head to the counter to place your order. We found the service to be efficient and friendly. We really enjoyed the meal and spent a leisurely couple of hours enjoying the relaxing scenery.

After we finished our meal, we headed to the Gallery; what a wealth of treasures on display. Allow plenty of time to browse through the Gallery; they have an excellent selection of treasures by many different NZ artists; there are pricepoints for everyone.

Highly recommend both the restaurant and the Gallery.
Written April 2, 2019
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Brenda E
Auckland Central, New Zealand102 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Stunning location set on acres of beautiful land.
Beautiful views.
Large selection of excellent artists works to enjoy and choose from.

Cafe food is delicious.
Written January 18, 2019
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elvispezlie
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island69 contributions
Mar 2017
What to say about this place? If you are on the coast road then you MUST stop. It's an unassuming building when you arrive, but inside it's awesome. The food and coffee was fantastic, as was the service. The setting looking out over the valley and down to the sea was breathtaking and then to top it all they have a high-end art gallery attached to the cafe. Really stunning individual works of art on show (and for sale) - seemed to fit any pocket too (gifts for friends and relatives back home or one-off art pieces / sculptures / paintings etc.) This was not run of the mill. A real treat at the top of the hill.
Written March 2, 2017
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