The Cornerstone Café
Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, The Cornerstone Café is the perfect place to stop for a quick snack, delicious meal, tempting dessert, cold drink or barista coffee. Stroll down the walking track, past the ponds and have your lunch at the picnic tables – you might even spot the eels under the bridge.
The Cornerstone Café, 26 SH25 Mangatarata
The Falls is a must-visit for foodies, gardeners and anyone interested in the paddock-to-plate ethos. The bistro is nestled in a natural setting, with different seating areas, from the rustic barn to the enclosed veranda and open fire, and the outdoor seating under the fig tree. Enjoy a glass of wine and a delicious meal prepared by award-winning chef, Brad King. For the adventurous, try the Sharing Platter.
The Falls pride themselves on using as much produce from their own gardens as possible, because fresh is always better. Enjoy an educational garden tour. The Falls also run ‘edible garden’ courses, suitable for the beginner or experienced gardener.
The Falls Retreat, 25 Waitawheta Road, Waihi
Ohinemuri Estate is a boutique family winery specialising in fine cool climate wines. Their strictly limited range is carefully crafted to reflect unique regional influences and varietal characteristics. All grapes come from sustainable certified vineyards from New Zealand’s leading regions to be crafted into wines to share with friends.
Proprietor and winemaker, Horst Hillerich, was born and raised in Germany’s Rheinhessen region. In 1976, he left school to train as a winemaker. In 1988, he and his wife, Wendy, established Ohinemuri Estate and slowly developed the property from stables and cottage into a wonderful winery and restaurant that are well worth a visit.
Karangahake Gorge, SH2 between Paeroa and Waihi
Flatwhite Restaurant and bar
Flatwhite has been a Waihi Beach icon for more than 12 years. After extensive renovations in 2015, the venue includes a beautiful beachfront restaurant, bar and deck areas with delicious food and stunning sea views.
21 Shaw Road, Waihi Beach