The Villa Maria Estate Winery is the most celebrated and awarded winery in New Zealand. Tour the vineyard and sample the Chardonnay's buttery oak notes and the zesty fruit filled Sauvignon Blancs. Venture into the spicy vanilla of a Cabernet Sauvignon or a cherry bright Pinot Noir. Match your wine with some of the tempting fare at the on-site care nestled amongst the vines and take home some of your favourite selections from the extensive selection at the Cellar Door.
Be surrounded by the fluttering of colour!
Home to over 750 free-flying tropical butterflies and New Zealand's only giant crocodiles, Butterfly Creek is a magnificent way to experience nature close up. Stroll through the tropical butterfly house, enjoy a visit to the farmyard where you can hand-feed the animals, or take a ride in the miniature railway, before savouring the delicacies of the ice-creamery.
There may be an event you can take in during your stay with us. The Vodafone Events Centre is located beside the motorway and just 10 minutes drive from the hotel. This is ideal if you are attending a function at the centre. If not you can check the timetable and take in an art exhibit, concert, conferences, festivals, fair or fashion shows.
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