Shh – It’s a Secret

The Secret Garden by CelesteReviews

The Secret Garden

17 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach

I’ve discovered an unexpected tropical paradise at Waihi Beach, smack-bang in the middle of the Wilson Road Shops. Who would have thought?

Lurking behind an Indonesian craft shop are two unassuming wooden doors, just minding their own business. Step through the wooden doors and you’re transported into a Balinese Oasis, that is ‘The Secret Garden‘.

What's behind these doors?

Set outside with high fences and tropical plants, the garden features wooden huts where you can lounge about on brightly coloured cushions, colourful bean bags set upon the grass, plus a variety of table and chair combos, surrounded by sculptures, Indonesian art and water sculptures. It’s beautiful.

The Secret Garden, Waihi Beach, by CelesteReviews

The view from our wooden hut

The cafe serves fair trade and organic coffee, juices and smoothies, along with  a selection of light food options (crepes, paninis, slices, etc) in 100% bio degradable and compostable packaging.
The Secret Garden Menu by CelesteReviews

We had two English friends in tow, so we enjoyed scones with jam and cream (how sophisticated) and a very tasty custard slice. I also appreciated the pineapple lump that accompanied my tasty hot chocolate, while the others sipped their coffee and juices.

The Secret Garden, Scone with Jam & Cream

Scone with Jam & Cream

Hot Chocolate at The Secret Garden by CelesteReviews

Hot Chocolate (with pineapple lump) in bio degradable cup

I could imagine curling up with my organic coffee and a book and relaxing the afternoon away. I also noticed a basket of good ‘ole fashioned board games at the cafe counter.

Unless a local told you, or you read this blog, you’d never even know the secret garden existed, and I think the locals want to keep it that way. So, don’t tell anyone – it’s a secret.

In a nutshell: A very relaxing way to spend a sunny afternoon


About Celeste

Kiwi girl. Mum of twins. Passionate about New Zealand, wine, travel and social media. New to California. View all posts by Celeste

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