Venue

Providing food security in a changing climate

From our base at Danish House, 6 Rockridge Avenue, Penrose we will introduce you to our growers and properties, and the science and food business people of our city and region.

We will showcase our less ordinary trees and fruits, putting as many as we can onto your plate to try.

Places are limited by the venue, so book yours without delay.

How to Get There and How to Get Around Auckland

Auckland region – a year is not enough to discover its diversity

Nearby the venue, Danish House, are a number of beautiful volcanoes inviting for shorter or longer walks.
Closest is Maungakiekie, One Tree Hill with magnificent tree specimen, very old olive groves and visible impressions of the old kumara pits of the first settlers.
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Other volcanoes close-by are Maungarei/Mt Wellington,  Maungawhau/Mt Eden with the best views over both harbours, Te Pane o Mataaho/Mangere Mountain, one of the most spectacular and underrated volcanoes with its small lava dome in the centre which makes it very unique – the views over Manukau Harbour are breathtaking.

Worthwhile half-full day trips

– Muriwai Gannet colony – watch the gannets from observation platforms, so close you feel you could almost touch them. Take a swim at the beautiful beach but only Swim Between The Flags when patrolled due to dangerous waves and rips.

– Piha Lions Rock – walk up and ponder over the beauty of the black sand beach. Take a swim at the beautiful beach but only Swim Between The Flags when patrolled due to dangerous waves and rips.

– Waitakere Ranges – find out online which walks are closed/open due to the Rahui/closing of the ranges to protect the Kauri trees (https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/news/2018/5/kauri-dieback-closures-what-you-need-to-know/)
– Saturday morning Otara Market from 6am (https://www.otaramarkets.co.nz/) Admire the range of fruit and vegetables reflecting the many home countries of Auckland’s diverse migrants.
– Sunday morning Avondale Market – in case you missed out on Otara Market, check this one out (http://www.avondalesundaymarkets.co.nz/)  every Sunday, Rain, Hail, Shine – From 5 am to 12 Lunch

– Auckland Botanic Gardens, home to more than 10,000 plants from around the world growing in 23 themed gardens and special plantings; make sure you visit the orchard, the edible garden, the harakeke/flax collection and the threatened native plants area

– If you are in Auckland for longer and enjoy hiking, check out Rangitoto Island or for a bit of a more relaxed lifestyle go overseas to Waiheke Island for a few nights and enjoy the wineries and olive groves.