Mangapapa Hotel is set amongst acres of beautiful orchards and gardens, offering stunning boutique, luxury accommodation in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. The hotel rooms are located in various positions around the property, offering privacy and seclusion.
All accommodation guests enjoy use of complimentary WiFi, and the hotel facilities including spa, sauna, gym, lawn tennis, bike hire and the seasonal outdoor pool. The hotel spa also offers a range of additional beauty and massage treatments.
The hotel boasts twelve stunning rooms, all unique in their own individual ways. Various sizes, location and decor, guarantee there is a room for everyone to fall in love with.
The Executive Chef has designed all the hotel’s menus around a ‘paddock to plate’ philosophy and with the help of a creative and passionate team, a unique and wonderful dining experience is provided. A fine dining, five course experience, uniquely created every evening, inspired by the fresh, seasonal produce from the hotel kitchen garden. The High Tea is an elegant way to spend an afternoon, indulging in delicious sandwiches, dainty cups of tea and all things sweet. Our impressive range of wine and craft beers are not to be missed along with a look at our private wine cellar also!
The Powderhorn Chateau, is an iconic building with the ambience of a European alpine lodge, bordering the southern slopes of Mt Ruapehu and the spectacular Tongariro National Park. Conveniently located at the start of the Old Coach Road Cycle Trail and on the doorstep of Turoa ski field, this is an ideal base to explore this stunning alpine wonderland. The property features 30 spacious hotel suites, a 3 bedroom self contained apartment, a 3 bedroom house and three 2 bedroom chalets. The hotel features the Powderkeg which is iconic for its warm, fun atmosphere (bar and restaurant) as well as the Matterhorn restaurant providing a range of dining options. The property also boasts an indoor hot pool, great to relax in after a day exploring the dual natural and cultural World Heritage National Park.
Located in Marlborough, just minutes from the centre of Blenheim and also near to the airport, is Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Currently the centre features the outstanding Knights of the Sky exhibition, featuring Sir Peter Jackson’s own collection of WW1 aircraft and artifacts. This story of aviation in the Great War is brought to life in sensational sets created by the internationally acclaimed talent of WingNut Films and Weta Workshop. The theatrical treatment is both innovative and visually stunning. Captivating scenes depict the aircraft in context, sometimes recreating an incident that actually happened in the war. Rare memorabilia is on display, worthy of any national collection and ranges from beautifully crafted ‘trench art’ through to personal items belonging to the famous Red Baron himself.
Showcasing the development of aviation and stories of the men that flew in war brought to life in two distinctive exhibitions. The first featuring the existing and extensive collection of World War One aircraft and rare memorabilia belonging to Sir Peter Jackson and showcasing the talents of WingNut Films and Weta Workshop in Knights of the Sky. The second exhibition, Dangerous Skies is also given the trademark theatrical treatment the museum has become famous, takes you on both a geographical journey as well as an historical one.
There are a range of ways to get to experience the centre, from guided tours of the two exhibits, themed tours including a high tea, honeymoon champagne flight packages right through to exhilarating opportunities to fly in some of these rare planes!