14 Ridgemount Terrace
Welcome Bay
Tauranga
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8 days ago

HENLEY HOUSE LUNCH, 13 SEPT

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

Our menu at this Edwardian-style manor is:
Main
Lamb rump with beetroot textures (charred, ginger puree and balsamic foam)
OR
Crispy-skin salmon, srved with charred fennel, kale & fine hollandaise
OR
Roasted vegetable stack with salsa verde
Dessert
Sticky Toffee Pudding with salted caramel and … View more
Our menu at this Edwardian-style manor is:
Main
Lamb rump with beetroot textures (charred, ginger puree and balsamic foam)
OR
Crispy-skin salmon, srved with charred fennel, kale & fine hollandaise
OR
Roasted vegetable stack with salsa verde
Dessert
Sticky Toffee Pudding with salted caramel and vanilla-bean ice-cream
OR
Eton mess Henley style with home made lemon curd
OR
Chocolate tart, Nutella-marscapone and berry compote
Tea or Filter Coffee
COST: $85.00pp. (Includes door-to-door transport (Tauranga/Mt Maunganui/early Papamoa or en route), lunch, gardens chef's talk on herbs
Ph: 0275224607

11 days ago

HAWKE'S BAY WINERY ESCAPE 15-18 OCTOBER

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

at the present time, when we're all being encouraged to think about our health, it's good to take note of what our greater leaders have said. Benjamin Franklin stated: "in wine is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water, bacteria." With this in mind, our next ealth-improving… View moreat the present time, when we're all being encouraged to think about our health, it's good to take note of what our greater leaders have said. Benjamin Franklin stated: "in wine is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water, bacteria." With this in mind, our next ealth-improving sortie will be a wonderful winery tour to Hawke's Bay. Come & treat your palate to wine-styles you have not sampled before, visit wineries you haven't been to such as De la Terre and Smith & Sheth, plus some old favourites!
Details at smore.com/2xdtv-hawke-s-bay-winery-tour

23 days ago

TARANAKI POWERCO & TARANAKI FRINGE GARDEN FESTIVALS

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

After receiving brochures for both the above festivals, we have at last made o final choice for the gardens we will visit when touring 30 October - 2 November. For details, please refer to :
smore.com/kbhvu-taranaki-powerco-garden-festival

27 days ago

SATURDAY AUGUST 29 - BE A TOURIST IN ROTORUA!

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

Did you know that the only reason cruise-ships started coming to the Port of Tauranga many years ago, was that it was the port with the closest proximity to the "magical thermal wonderland" of Rotorua. Despite local annoyance, it remains the most pre-booked cruise-passenger choice.
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Did you know that the only reason cruise-ships started coming to the Port of Tauranga many years ago, was that it was the port with the closest proximity to the "magical thermal wonderland" of Rotorua. Despite local annoyance, it remains the most pre-booked cruise-passenger choice.
Pretend you have arrived on a cruise-ship. Come on a day out with us to find out why overseas clients have considered a day in Rotorua a 'must do".
We will pick you up from your home before leaving the city & travelling through open countryside en route to Rotorua via the Pyes Pa road.
After proceeding to Te Puia, the Maori Cultural Centre, clients are given a personalised tour of the old pa site, through the thermal grounds (of boiling mud, geysers etc.) & shown the wood-carving school, flax-weaving & the kiwi bird.
On leaving Te Puia, you will choose where you wish to lunch. We travel through Rotorua's CBD & can drop you at "EatStreat" or at the lakeside for you to eat your own picnic. After picking you up again we'll travel along the lakefront, through the Government Gardens, stopping at the Rotorua Museum, the Historic Bath-house, to explain the background of this fine old building.
We'll return to Tauranga via a different route, which provides clients with the opportunity to view different scenery.
En route we'll stop briefly at a kiwifruit orchard where the kiwifruit industry will be explained, from planting through to the beautiful edible fruit.
We will then return you to your pick-up point, a little wiser about & more appreciative of our wonderful region & its attractions..
Take advantage of cheaper domestic venue prices!
COST:
DOOR-TO-DOOR TRANSPORT: Adult: $35.00pp.; Child: $20.00pp.
TE PUIA ENTRY: Adult: $30.00; 2 x children free of charge per paying adult)
* Child = Up to 15 yrs)
To reserve your seat-Ph: (07) 5441383 or 0275 224 607

35 days ago

Pottery Exhibition Katikati

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

Clay My Day is a pottery group exhibition showing the work of Dianne Ceaton (guest artist), Virginia Angus, Ronel Moore, Raywyn Lewer and Anett Pilz. Covid-level permitting, we will be travelling to the exhibition next Wednesday, 19 August. Cost is $25.00pp.for door-to-door transport within the … View moreClay My Day is a pottery group exhibition showing the work of Dianne Ceaton (guest artist), Virginia Angus, Ronel Moore, Raywyn Lewer and Anett Pilz. Covid-level permitting, we will be travelling to the exhibition next Wednesday, 19 August. Cost is $25.00pp.for door-to-door transport within the Tauranga/Mt Maunganui/early Papamoa area or en route to Katikati; the exhibition has free entry.
"Connected by clay, this exhibition features ceramics from five studio potters who work in the Katikati region.
Many of these pieces were made as the world shut down during Covid-19 Lockdown.
The diversity of pots in this exhibition reflects the different cultural and professional backgrounds and levels of experience of the artists. Behind each pot there is a story of individual approaches in workin with clay by using different techniques, clay, firing and surface treatment." (Arts Junction flyer)
The exhibition shows varied pottery techniques, including Mixed Media, Raku & Neriage Nerikomi (meaning hand-building with coloured clay).
Following the gallery visit we will give you time to visit the Katikati shops, view the town's range of murals, & have lunch - or you can enjoy your own peaceful picnic lunch perusing the messages on the Haiku Pathway
Phone: 07 5441383 or e-mail tgatastingtours@xtra.co.nz to reserve your seat.

46 days ago

Taupo Tour this Thursday, August 6

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

We still have a few seats on this week's tour visiting L'Arte & Lava Glass, with a little retail therapy (shopping) in Taupo too.
For details please refer to:
smore .com/gh0ev-taupo-l-arte-shopping-lava-glass
Phone 0275224607 if you ned any more info.

52 days ago

Upcoming Tours

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

Have you been to the Sculptureum? Irresistiblue? PlentyFlora? Waitakarurur Arboretum? Henley House? L'Arte? Lava Glass? Bistro at the Falls Retreat? Whangamata Craft & Farmers' Market? Aberdeen House? What pleasures you're missing!!!
Please refer to:
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Have you been to the Sculptureum? Irresistiblue? PlentyFlora? Waitakarurur Arboretum? Henley House? L'Arte? Lava Glass? Bistro at the Falls Retreat? Whangamata Craft & Farmers' Market? Aberdeen House? What pleasures you're missing!!!
Please refer to:
smore.com/frtdy-upcoming-events
to see details of these & other tours that would entertain you!

62 days ago

L'Arte, Lava Glass, Taupo shopping August 6

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

L'Arte was cited by Lonely Planet as a "must see". Judi Brennan's unique works of art such as the mosaic outdoor living room & 'Alice's Chair are hand built on location. Following this venue we will travel to Taupo fpr some 'retail therapy', before … View moreL'Arte was cited by Lonely Planet as a "must see". Judi Brennan's unique works of art such as the mosaic outdoor living room & 'Alice's Chair are hand built on location. Following this venue we will travel to Taupo fpr some 'retail therapy', before proceeding to Lava Glass to watch the spectacular art of glass-blowing & enjoying the glass sculpture garden.
COST: Transport & venue costs $65.00pp. (coffee/food costs not included)
Please refer to
smore.com/gh0ev-taupo-l-arte-shopping-lava-glass

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75 days ago

Lunch, Alpha St. Kitchen & Bar, Cambridge, July 12

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

This restaurant is located in the historic National Hotel in the heart of Cambridge, adjacent to the Town Hall & overlooking the Town Clock. The original hotel was destroyed by fire in 1912. The re-built hotel :has retained its elegant art deco style. The quiet elegance & generous … View moreThis restaurant is located in the historic National Hotel in the heart of Cambridge, adjacent to the Town Hall & overlooking the Town Clock. The original hotel was destroyed by fire in 1912. The re-built hotel :has retained its elegant art deco style. The quiet elegance & generous dimensions of the building enhance the contemporary, relaxed style of the restaurant". www.alphast.co.nz...
COST: Door-to-door transport: $35.00pp.; Lunch: Your choice (& cost) from the menu

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85 days ago

An Update of the Updates

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

Tours, Tours & More Tours. Time to escape from the bubble safely.
Please refer to: smore.com/frtdy-upcoming-tours
to see the multiplicity of excursions available. There's sure to be one or more to suit your requirements.

91 days ago

We still have room on our Sunday Lunch at the Regent Boutique Hotel

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

Only a few seats left on our Sunday Lunch trip this weekend to the Regent Boutique Hotel, Rotorua.
Door-to-door transport & two-course lunch (Main & Dessert) $76.00pp.
Ph: (07) 5441383 or e-mail tgatastingtours@xtra.co.nz

100 days ago

Yes! The Hawke's Bay Winery Tour is on!

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

We have had such a great response to our advertising that we will be doing the tour twice! For updated details, please refer to:
smore.com/pav64-hawke-s-bay-winery-tour
Get back to us on tgatastingtours@xtra.co.nz or phone
(07) 5441383 if you need any more info.

103 days ago

OUT OF LOCK-DOWN & ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

Morris & James, Sculptureum, Waitakaruru Arboretum, Pirongia Craft Festival, umpteen Sunday Lunches & more!. We've had time to plan lots of tours. Have a look at:
smore.cpm/mz8u4-upcoming-tours

114 days ago

SUNDAY LUNCH REGENT BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Lyn from Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

July 21, we will be taking a limited number of clients to The Regent in Rotorua - our first Sunday Lunch for a long time!
Cost: $76.00 (Includes Main, Dessert, Filter coffee or tea, door-to-door transport within the Tauranga, Mt Maunganui/ Papamoa area.)
For details:
Please refer to: … View more
July 21, we will be taking a limited number of clients to The Regent in Rotorua - our first Sunday Lunch for a long time!
Cost: $76.00 (Includes Main, Dessert, Filter coffee or tea, door-to-door transport within the Tauranga, Mt Maunganui/ Papamoa area.)
For details:
Please refer to: smore.com/xgq32-regent-boutique-hotel-rotorua

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