A Northland Experience for Body and Soul FOR LOVERS OF QUALITY ART, SUMPTUOUS FOOD AND GORGEOUS NATURAL VISTAS, THE GALLERY AND CAFÉ, HELENA BAY HILL, IS A MUST-GO NORTHLAND EXPERIENCE. SITUATED ALONG OLD RUSSELL ROAD - NORTHLAND’S SECRET COAST ROUTE, THE GALLERY & CAFÉ IS SET IN AMONGST PICTURESQUE, SUB-TROPICAL GARDENS DESIGNED AND CREATED BY OWNER AND ARTIST PETER BROWN. APPEARING NEAR THE PINNACLE OF HELENA BAY HILL, THE GALLERY & CAFE OFFERS EXPANSIVE VIEWS OF NATIVE BUSH, RUGGED VALLEYS AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN, AND IS JUST 14KM OFF STATE HWY 1. Pete’s “Field of Dreams” vision was to create an environment that people would want to visit, and visit they do! The Gallery has been in operation since 2003, with the Café opening just over a year later. After 15 plus years of experience, the combination of extensive art works, breath-taking views with the edible delights born out of Janet Pope’s café, just works. The experience is magnified by the obvious love and commitment owners and staff have for what they do. There is a tangible camaraderie among those that work there, and visitors are graced with warm hospitality and a dedication from staff to provide quality service sprinkled with bursts of joyful banter. If you ask Pete what his recipe for a thriving gallery is, he’ll tell you it is a commitment to supplying and displaying the very best art in the best way. With a focus on quality and variety, The Gallery is home to world class art works produced predominantly by New Zealand Artists and designers. Paintings, photography, prints, glass works, jewellery, and sculptures for both indoors and out, adorn the gallery and the extensive gardens. Art works can also be freighted
locally and internationally catering to both those living close and those adventurers travelling from far and wide. In anet’s licensed caf you’ll find all your breakfast, luncheon and morning/afternoon tea requirements. The menu includes a vast array of fresh, delicious cuisine from delectable homemade cakes and slices to an ever-changing menu that re ects seasonal, locally sourced produce. Gluten free and vegetarian/vegan options are a permanent feature. The organic, fair-trade coffee is also enjoyed by the most avid coffee connoisseur. Janet and her crew will happily accommodate functions, and The Cafe is a wonderful venue for birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. The next phase is an extension to the outdoor space to provide an events venue with an intention to accommodate weddings and larger functions. The Gallery & Café, Helena Bay Hill, truly is a Northland e perience for body and soul. ou can find them on Facebook, Instagram or on their website. Or you can meander along the Secret Coast Route and experience it for yourself.