A Wonderful Waikato experience

Just a 45-minute traverse across the Kaimai Ranges from Tauranga, the Red Barn sits atop a hill, giving stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding area and the verdant country-side of the Waikato Region.
The Red Barn was originally built around the turn of the century as a livery stable where stagecoaches could change horses for their long journeys.

Nowadays it is a boutique private venue and function centre located on a picturesque 500-acre park-like dairy farm. With a full catering team on site, the historical venue offers delicious morning/afternoon teas and high-end lunches for group bookings.


Do something a little different! Experience rural New Zealand on this fully-functional farm of172 hectares. The A2 milk produced here is processed for export by Synlait. The 45-minute guided tour of the fam helps you to gain an insight into both the daily practices abd the importance of farming to the New Zealand economy. And a chance to wear gumboots! (Provided.)


You will enjoy:

On Arrival

Freshly-baked breads with home-made seasoned butter and Red Barn chutneys

Mains :

Classic New Zealand Lamb Roast
Herb enriched eight-hour slow roasted lamb

Roast Chicken Thighs

Oven roasted chicken thighs with sundried tomato creme, baby spinach and toasted almonds

Seasonal Roast Vegetables

Oven roasted seasonal vegetables with garlic and thyme butter

Roast Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad

Fennel roasted pumpkin and grilled cauliflower, with baby kale leaves, crumbled feta and toasted quinoa, drizzled with a pesto vinaigrette

Freshly Picked Garden Salad

Locally grown, handpicked baby leaves, with shaved beets, cherry tomatoes, carrot ribbons and radish sprouts, drizzled with an aged balsamic vinaigrette


A selection of Red Barn petits fours

Coffee & Tea

A selection of herbal teas and percolated coffee. Liquor is available at your own cost.

(The above menu is representative as seasonal variations may apply. protein will remain the same, but vegetables may change for seasonal supply & freshness.)

COST:$....00pp: Includes:Transport, Hobbiton Tour, lunch; tea/coffee. (Other beverages at own cost.)

CONTACT: Lyn Marston

Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

Ph: +64 7 5441383