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Waiau River Estate

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Best platters ever!!!

I booked a table for about 10 of us for my mums 60th birthday. Upon entry we had such a warm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great spot, fantastic service

We were there looking for lunch & needed something strictly gluten free (coeliac). Settled on a... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2018
Beachlands, New Zealand
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Waiau River Estate is situated just 13km south from the small alpine village of Hanmer Springs heading towards Christchurch. We are the only vineyard in this area; at 297m above sea level, we are among New Zealand's highest altitude vineyards. Our...more
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2254 Mouse Point Road | State Highway 7, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7579
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a table for about 10 of us for my mums 60th birthday. Upon entry we had such a warm welcome, we were shown to our table inside which had the most extraordinary view. The atmosphere was so relaxed and welcoming and the hosts...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KateC3498
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

We were there looking for lunch & needed something strictly gluten free (coeliac). Settled on a platter for two and were presented with a superb array of cheeses, chutneys, hummus, whitebait muffins, salami, prosciutto, olive oil with dukkah, cream cheese, fruit and raw vegetable sticks....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We did the wine tasting and were inspired to buy a couple of the bottles. The people running it were informative and enthusiastic- nice to see they looked to run a sustainable business too. We did not have time to sample the food but others...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nicola B
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited Waiau River Estate on the drive out to Hanmer Springs and were so glad we stopped in. The weather was perfect as we sat out the back having a few drinks and a cheese platter, admiring the amazing views!! The staff were really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sayersmd
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Perfect for a 60th Birthday lunch with family and friends, the three platters were amazing, plenty of food and choices for all fourteen of us. Small dogs, donkeys and horses kept the children entertained.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rikioraka60
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Wines, food ( not eaten but we saw the platters ) honey , soaps, mead and beautiful river and mountain views.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RodneyC1061
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We didn't eat here but made the 10 minute drive from Hanmer to try the wines and sit out overlooking the Waiau River drinking a glass of their very nice Chardonnay & Pinot Noir as a treat for my 50th birthday. The wine tasting was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheSnakebite
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Came here with a large group of friends for wine tasting and platters. The wine tasting was amazing and you can tell the couple are really passionate about what they do. Then platters looked and tasted fantastic and where great to share. The wine is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 79aimeer
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Thanks a lot Conrad and the team! Superb service and great food/wine. Great location, some of us who jetboat down the river every day and can still appreciate the location, that speaks for itself! Platter was amazing, and made with local ingredients! Being locals I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank V9982HRdaniellel
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Amazing location, platter and wine. Kids loved the animals. Hope to come again I recommend you Stop here!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Leo S
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