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Our dining Room, Te Wahi Ora Women’s Retreat, Piha

Our food is prepared by women for women and all the meals are nutritious, wholesome and creative.  We can cater for most dietary requirements thanks to Christine & Karen’s culinary skills and knowledge.

BREAKFAST – Your personally chosen breakfast is delivered to your room. Enjoy at your leisure.

LUNCH – To make the most of the outdoors, lunch is served in the ambient back garden or in view of the wild west coast surf from the upstairs deck.

Pre-dinner drinks – Enjoy whilst watching a Piha sunset or getting cosy around the fire.

DINNER – In summer it is served in our upstairs dining room overlooking the beach. In winter, the warmth of the fire creates a more intimate dining experience..

Each bedroom also has tea and coffee making facilities.

Whenever possible, organic vegetables and herbs from our garden are used in the preparation of meals.   All meat and eggs purchased are free range.   Sweet treats are made using low G.I. coconut sugar.

Please let us know your special dietary needs when making your booking.

SPECIAL DIET SURCHARGE of $15 per 24 period applies to gluten /dairy free / vegan meals. This surcharge covers breakfast, lunch, dinner and some snacks. This surcharge does not apply to vegetarian meals. Please check in with us regarding any other dietary requirements/allergies. We endeavour to cater for all and simple changes may not incur this surcharge.


Homemade Granola
Quinoa porridge – GF
Toasted banana bread with maple syrup & yogurt – GF

Spinach and cream cheese crepes V
Artichoke and parmesan stuffed potatoes – GF / V
Cumin and pumpkin quiche – GF / V
Quinoa and cashew falafels – GF / DF /V
Te Wahi Ora’s famous beetroot and walnut salad – GF / V and can be DF

Spanish chicken with lemon & herb vinaigrette – GF / DF
Lamb Tagine with cannellini bean mash – GF / DF
Thai style fish pie with kumara mash topping – GF / DF
Quinoa and walnut loaf with homemade tomato sauce – DF / V
Mushroom and pesto lasagne – V

Blueberry and coconut cake – GF / DF
Raspberry mousse cake – GF / DF 
Mini pecan pies
Chocolate date brownie – GF
Black cherry and rum compote – GF / DF

GF Gluten Free / DF Dairy Free / V Vegetarian

What many women seem to appreciate the most is not having to do anything to make the meals happen and for the used plates and cutlery to be taken away and the dishes done.

Forever thanks to Selma Nicholson, who for seven years while raising her son Gavin, set the ever-increasing standard for meals at Te Wahi Ora. And a special thank you to all the women who have worked hard in the Te Wahi Ora kitchen to keep finding ways of producing nutritious yet delicious tasting food.


Was there a dish you tried at Te Wahi Ora that you particularly liked?  A collection of favourite recipes has been compiled and published into our first ever Te Wahi Ora Cookbook. Please use the link below to find out how to purchase a copy. All proceeds from cookbook sales go to our Charitable Trust and help us help other women.


The Te Wahi Ora Cookbook’s are $20 each

$20.00 plus $4.00 postage(within New Zealand) if you’d like it posted to you.

Facebook post from Mandy, one of regular guests at Te Wahi Ora Women’s Retreat. Mandy has been working her way through our cookbook and posting the results on our Facebook page!