Queen's High Tea - Mon 1 June 2020, 3 pm

Queens High Tea - Nationwide Tea party in New Zealand to celebrate the Queens Birthday

Fancy a lavish afternoon tea with glam and glamour? 

We all deserve a little luxury after weeks catering at home - what better excuse than Queen's Birthday Weekend?  

The Queen's High Tea is a national initiative to provide a bit of light relief and support local tourism attractions. 

Keep Calm and Carry On

Go out to your local cafe, join in at home or pamper yourself at one of our VIP 'royal' themed events. Dress up! Invite your friends or family (groups must be limited to 10 and under).

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In Dunedin, Olveston Historic Home will hold a boutique event for just 30 people in the beautiful Edwardian Great Hall at 3pm, (socially distancing observed). Tickets include live piano entertainment and a tour of the house. All very civilised.

For wildlife lovers, the Royal Albatross Centre is offering a 'royale' themed high tea in two sittings 2pm and 3pm, 1 June at their Taiaroa Head cafe, with options for add-on tours. 

In Rotorua, Princes Gate will host a VIP event for 50 guests in their tastefully appointed boutique hotel. Includes delicious afternoon tea, entertainment and photographs for all guests dressed in the 'royale' theme. 

Queens High Tea - Queens birthday weekend 2020

Join in - it's easy and fun!

VIP Events: Princes Gate, Rotorua or Olveston Homestead, Dunedin - $55 - limited to 30 tickets.

Community Event: Royal Albatross Centre, 2pm or 3 pm - $25 - limited to 16/sitting

Cafe Events: Check your local cafe for Queen's High Tea Specials - price varies $20 - $30

@Home, on-line: $2 or FREE for Gold Card Holders - unlimited

On Facebook: Join our community facebook page to see recipe ideas, royal memorabilia or upload your own personal happy birthday greeting to Her Magesty, Queen Elizabeth II.


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