Birdwoods Gallery & Sweet Shop, Havelock North

(4.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Nestled in the countryside, Birdwoods Gallery & Sweet Shop combines a gallery, sculpture garden, and old-fashioned candy shop. Housed in a historical church hall originally built in 1894, the gallery features an eclectic and unusual collection of art and objects from all over the world. Art lovers will appreciate the gardens, too, where stone and metal sculptures decorate the lawns. Top off your visit by browsing the jarred sweets lining the shelves of the candy store. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Havelock North holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Birdwoods Gallery & Sweet Shop and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The cafe was wonderful and sitting out on the lawn under the shade of the trees was magical. All the wonderful things available in the shop caused me some trouble- I wanted so many things! Left with a...  more »
  • We drove to Havelock North, not really expecting a lot. A local trout-fishing guide told us that the above was excellent. And boy, did it deliver beyond our wildest dreams? First we went to the lolly ...  more »
  • For we English visiting New Zealand, there’s one thing that’s too often missing in this otherwise excellent country. Around four o’clock, there’s often a need for that traditional pot of tea with a ni...  more »
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  • We haven't been in the Hawkes Bay long but Birdwoods Gallery and Cafe have fast become our favourite spot to relax and enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat. It is also dog friendly which really appeals to us and set in the most beautiful surroundings. Added bonus is the sweet shop and beautiful gift shop.
  • While a little pricey, this is a great spot for a lazy afternoon. If the sun is out, there is plenty of room for the kids to run around too. Well worth a visit.
  • Very cool little sweet shop. You pick the lollies yourself from jars that line the walls and weigh your bounty at the end. The staff encourage you to taste any lollies you want before placing in your bag! Great stuff.
  • A great place to take the family for the afternoon. A nice cafe, excellent food and drinks. Excellent store with lots of African crafts. A beautiful outdoor area for the kids to run around, then top it all off with a visit to Ye Olde Sweet Shop for an amazing range of lollies and sweets. Plus there's some silly games to play. Always a fun visit.
  • Visited this place on a recommendation- now a favourite. Location is stunning, and food is heavenly. A great place to take visitors and show off the best of Hawkes Bay