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Address: 15 Ashers Road | Gorge Road, Invercargill 9875, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-239 5040
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11:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

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Beautiful environment

The garden is truly lovely and you can enjoy short walks around it. Great repurposing. The food was plentiful, a massive bowl of soup with homemade bread, very delicious. Thank... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Rainbowclaire
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Lake Hawea, New Zealand
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Lake Hawea, New Zealand
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The garden is truly lovely and you can enjoy short walks around it. Great repurposing. The food was plentiful, a massive bowl of soup with homemade bread, very delicious. Thank you for a great break.

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Thank Rainbowclaire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is like a secret garden, unexpected until you stumble upon it (by accident in our case). We felt like a coffee before we arrived in Invercargil along the scenic route. The cafe was closed, however the owner welcomed us in and prepared two enjoyable cups. We had noticed a sign about a WOW view.. and then we saw the... More 

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Thank Sam S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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152 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Were served an amazing lunch when we came with the Goldwing club. We were presented with soo much food for such a reasonable price. We chatted a lot and sat and looked at the lovely garden, didn't actually walk in it, we were a bit hampered by our bike gear. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Karin C
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Wanted to check this place out with grandkids. Weather very inclement but a warm welcome. Extra little touches for kids which were appreciated over lunch. Very reasonable prices. Kid friendly inside cafe. Lovely walks around the ponds,a change from highly manicured places so you could relax as kids hooned around. A great family spot to visit. A little oasis in... More 

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Thank Di A
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

When we located it. (you could benefit from some more signage further out from attraction to lure travellers in ) Found the couple running it delightful. The food was good and respectably inexpensive. I note too it has a dump station and parking so caters for a wide range with a little diversion off main road (a few hundred meters)... More 

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Thank Geoff A
Deep South, Nz
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I live not far from this cafe/garden and had driven past it nearly every weekend for an entire whitebait season, going from our home to the river, for a couple of years before finally stopping in to check out the place. What a revelation! The owners are a lovely couple: very friendly and justifiably proud of what they have created.... More 

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Thank Ge0rgeNZ
Riverton, New Zealand
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307 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We came out to look at the craft fair that was on in the grounds and also to re-acquaint ourselves with the gardens and cafe. Unfortunately, the service was so slow we had no time to look round the gardens - although they looked beautiful from the cafe windows (despite the grey, drizzly weather). The cafe was by no means... More 

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Thank Prisonerfan
Dunedin, New Zealand
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328 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

We had coffee and a break here recently. It was nice sitting out on the table looking out over the old pit with regenerating vegetation.

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Thank Bruce M
Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Possibly on the slighty dearer side. We had a blue cod ciabatta sandwich at $12 and a chicken, cranberry & brie ciabatta at $10. Maybe at these prices I would expect more filling or a small side salad. Enjoyed our coffees but would suggest the owner uses tongs and not his hands when plating your cakes & slices. The cafe... More 

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Thank NessieModo
Invercargill, New Zealand
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Mum and I went to have a look the outlook from the café is really nice and not to far out of town only 10 mins from south Invercargill heading towards Gorge Road. We went out there for a look and lunch, didn't walk round the gardens as these are extensive but what turned out to be a great brunch,... More 

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