East Cape Manuka Company – Hicks Bay, NZ
Just a short distance down Highway 35, there’s a little stop on the side of the road that’s easy to miss if you aren’t looking out for it. The East Cape Manuka Company Visitor Centre is a fun little stop that many of our motel guests have enjoyed in their leisure over the years. There’s plenty of parking off the main road, and they are open 7 days a week October through April (and 5 days a week May through September). The visitor centre doesn’t cost anything to visit and is a nice fill-in for your itinerary.
East Cape Manuka Company Visitor Centre
East Cape Manuka Company is famous for their manuka oil production as well as native manuka honey. The East Cape Manuka Company sells a wide variety of manuka products in the main shop, including jarred goods, snacks and skin care products. Friendly staff love to chat with inquisitive travelers and are happy to help you navigate the property (larger groups must arrange in advance for factory tours.)
East Cape Manuka Company Café and Gardens
The East Cape Manuka Company Visitor Centre also has a café on the premises, offering unique teas, snacks, fruit smoothies, espresso drinks, and natural ice creams for the kids (and adults too). Relax in the café or take your drinks with you as you explore the beautiful native gardens.
The East Cape Manuka Company Visitor Centre and Café are located at 4464 Te Araroa Rd., Te Araroa, East Cape. For more information, visit their website at http://www.eastcapemanuka.co.nz/ .