Taste the best of Hawkes Bay! Visit Pernel Fruit World, where you will get the chance to try seasonal fruit. This complex is based on a family owned 33-hectare orchard featuring a wide variety of fruits. Take a ride on a tractor drawn trailer, view interesting memorabilia and be treated to delicious homemade ice cream. Next visit the local cottage industry: Silky Oaks Chocolate Company. Silky Oaks manufactures some of the finest handmade chocolates using coverture “real” chocolate. Time is allowed to view the chocolate making process, sample the goodies and take in the famous Chocolate Museum which tells the history of chocolate and has some wonderful chocolate memorabilia. Take home a small gift box of chocolates as a souvenir.
Te Mata peak for 360° outlooks and this fertile farming and cropping lands make wonderful photographic memories.
Sample the delicious products at all venues visited, and as a treat for later, take home a small box of Silky Oak Chocolates.
Photography is not permitted inside the Chocolate Museum at Silky Oaks. You will travel by motorcoach with a driver/guide. Don't forget to bring along additional local currency/credit cards for optional purchases such as refreshments and souvenirs. Please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, and bring along some sunscreen and bottled water.