The Property

Farm & Garden Tour

Our Furry Friends

Feel like petting an alpaca? Or feeding our miniature donkeys a carrot or two? How about mustering our Wagyu cattle, collecting eggs from our chickens, or taking a selfie with our hairy Kunekune pigs? There’s plenty of enjoyment to be had from our furry friends that call Helena Bay Lodge their home, so feel free to experience just how much we love our animals and how much they love us (especially when we have food) while learning a thing or two along the way from one of our friendly and informative farmers.

Picked From Nature

Being so secluded, we rely on the land to provide for us in the way nature intended. The gardens fuel our ‘estate-to-plate’ menu featuring world-class cuisine from the celebrated Italian Michelin-starred ‘Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890’ and operate year-round to ensure we get the best food from our rich volcanic soils. Learn how we sustain ourselves with our organic produce and the secrets to a good crop yield from one of our knowledgeable and experienced gardeners- while doing some taste-testing along the way.

The Busy Bees

As pollinators, bees play a crucial part in every aspect of our ecosystem and are responsible for a third of all the food we consume. Since our establishment in 2015, Helena Bay Lodge has operated its own hives to help pollinate our native flora and fruit trees. In return, they provide us with our own honey yield, a unique Helena Bay multi-floral honey blend that we offer to guests. We employ eco-friendly methods for bee management and hive maintenance. Bee-friendly plants have also been established around the hives. Guests are welcome to visit the hives and learn more about these marvellous creatures.

Farm and garden tours are available from 9.00am to 3.00pm daily. Subject to availability and weather permitting.

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