This eye-catching, big blue shed is an ‘art and cafe stop,’ a cluster of galleries where local artists and craftspeople showcase their work – with a cafe next door. Highlights include woodworker Brendan Catley’s handcrafted items including stunning platters, some made from pohutakawa that’s hundreds of years old.
There’s also jewellery, possum fur apparel, ceramics, garden sculptures and gourmet food. Superb Café Paradiso has a shady outdoor courtyard and a garden with water features, and you might even spot native tuis. The Village is open 7 days.
Cnr State Highway 2 & Clarke Road, Te Puna (opposite Mr McGregor’s)