The Best Orchard in Te Puke

Wondering which orchard to visit in Te Puke? Take a look at this recommendation from our Te Puke Bay Of Plenty Chiropractor.

Kiwifruit Country Tours

Kiwifruit Country Tours is located just outside Te Puke on the way to Paengaroa. It’s address is 316 State Highway 33. This place is a must visit for those touring around the beautiful Te Puke area.

At this business, you are able to visit and experience a real working Kiwifruit Orchard. You can see how the fruit is grown, the different varieties, jump on a tour of the Orchard, and talk to those in charge who will answer any and all questions you may have on this Te Puke famous business.

People from all around the world have visited here and learned why Te Puke is called the Kiwifruit Capital of the World. You’ll learn why this little pocket in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, can grow some of the healthiest fruit there is better than anywhere else in the world.

Tour the Orchard

The tour that you go on will take you around the 60 hectare orchard that grows both world famous green and gold Zespri Kiwifruit. There are over 30 canopy hectares of fruit being grown, making it among the largest kiwifruit orchards in the world. The tour that you go on is very detailed, covering the 4 different seasons and what happens to the kiwifruit in each season. You will eat and experience the difference in the kiwifruit as well as gain insight into new styles of kiwifruit that might be produced in the future.

Tours run every hour on the hour and are suitable for people of all ages. Kids are definitely recommended to come – they’ll have a blast. Back at the main hub, there is a large souvenir shop, a café/restaurant on site, and further information on other attractions in the Te Puke area.

It should be noted that the Kaituna river borders the property. Along the tour you will gain expansive and inspiring views of this amazing country side. You’ll be told that around 80% of all kiwifruit that is grown in New Zealand is grown in the Bay of Plenty.

Kiwifruit Country is a family owned business established years ago. Both owners have been involved in Kiwifruit farming for decades, and have done all aspects of the production cycles from planting to pruning to picking. They, and the tour operators, are very knowledgeable on everything kiwifruit. We tempt you to stump them on a kiwifruit related question.

How to Get there

The drive to get to the tours is about 7 minutes from Te Puke, and about 3 minutes from Paengaroa, near the turn off to Maketu and Pukehina. Further past Paengaroa will see the road take you to Rotorua.

Bookings for the tours are highly recommended in the winter, and you are able to book your tours online via their website. You can also call them or email with further questions but we know you won’t regret visit this world class orchard and seeing firsthand what goes into producing the world famous kiwifruit that gets exported all over the world from this tiny part of the Bay of Plenty.