Pleasurable from the moment you sight the bright blue corrugated iron building with interesting fountains and subtropical plantings. Pacifica is a garden centre, gift shop and café-cum-gallery – up there with the best.
There’s a strong Pacifica theme right throughout, with Kiwiana gifts, pots, plants and garden sculpture. Check out Kevin McCardle’s wonderful carving – household items like gumboots and garden shears fashioned in native woods. The modern café serves tasty brunches and local Fusion coffee.
112 Tara Road, Papamoa