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Lignite Pit Cafe and Secret Garden

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15 Ashers Road | Gorge Road, Invercargill 9875, New Zealand
+64 3-239 5040
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Great place

This is a great place to go to with primary age children who can explore ahead of the adults. The... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Di A
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Such good value for 5$ a person for a site bonus having a place where our doggies can stay too... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
88_Gem
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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15 Ashers Road | Gorge Road, Invercargill 9875, New Zealand
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+64 3-239 5040
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to go to with primary age children who can explore ahead of the adults. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. They have a great variety of food, excellent coffee and a scrumptious pumpkin soup. Plenty of avian life to...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Such good value for 5$ a person for a site bonus having a place where our doggies can stay too (on a lead) lots of ducks and chickens wandering around. Instersting info about the old mine site.

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

We stopped here for lunch, and I had read on the internet about the secret garden. The food was cooked fresh for us, was delicious and prices were reasonable. Didn't realise the extent of the secret garden, which was a 2 dollar entry and we...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We were road tripping and found this place online - rang them up as the website said they would be closed after 5 and we weren't going to get there til around 6. This wasn't a problem for them so off we went. Rocked up...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We were campervanning, and wanted a less commercialised spot than Intercargill had to offer. This suited us perfectly. Lovely owners. We walked round the lake when we woke up, what a well thought out spot, just where you would want children to run and play....More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Having heard about it we made it our destination for one Sunday in Winter. Great place! Nice gardens with lots of natives (endemic plants), the lake adds a point of interest with swans and ducks. Lots of hidden nooks and crannies to explore, and a...More

Thank Daretobe
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had a great afternoon: ate lunch which was delicious (and with generous sized portions), fed the pet ducks and wandered around the beautiful garden next to the lake. It was interesting enough and not too far for our 6 and 10 year olds. A...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Several friends and family members recommended me to visit this venue. Upon entering the facility i knew i would not be dissapointed. With a reasonably priced cafe situated at the entrance to a stunning repurposed 20th century lignite (similar to coal) pit, with love hard...More

Thank Reuel T
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Nice spot with beautiful gardens and lake. We had a powered site which was very quiet until 3 German back packer cars turned up and decided to sit and talk and laugh outside until I had enough and went outside and say something at 12:30am....More

Thank MackemPaul
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I'd heard of this but was quite taken and surprised by its beauty and it's size! It's not to be missed, the gardens are so beautiful to walk around and to view from the telescope in the main building. A beautiful Island, wharfs, platforms, bird...More

Thank ibaas2016
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