Our aim is to provide you with fresh, local, seasonal food.

Your first evening meal will be in the lodge when you arrive, requiring only a minimum of input from you – perhaps heating something in the oven or cooking something on the barbecue.

Our menu will vary with the seasons, the market, our, and our friends’ vegetable gardens, and what our fishermen can catch.

A Sample Menu

sitting down to dinner
selection of cold food
sitting down to dinner
peanut brownies
peanut brownies
sitting down to dinner
sitting down to dinner


  • Free range eggs (our own)
  • Cereal
  • Fruit
  • Yoghurt
  • Toast
  • Spreads, including local honey
  • Tea/Coffee


(Prepare this yourself to take with you)

  • Fresh bread or rolls
  • Ham, tuna or salami
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Capsicum
  • Mayonnaise
  • Selection of pickles, chutneys (our own)
  • Home baking, such as muffins, peanut brownies or shortbread …
  • Fresh fruit

Pre Dinner Snack

  • Tasting board including local olives, bread and cheese, home-made pate and hummus


  • Chicken and leek gratin
  • Roast Kaipara kumara with lemon and garlic
  • Fresh garden salad with home-made parsley vinaigrette


  • Upside down pear and ginger cake, served with cream, ice cream or yoghurt

(Please advise us if you have any specific dietary requirements)