Looking for lunch and ended up here, Maketu Beachside.
Maketu is a small town on the Bay of Plenty Coast in New Zealand. Maketu is located on Okurei point and has an estuary from which the Kaituna River used to flow out of, it is also adjacent to Newdicks Beach located on the south eastern side of Okurei point.
Maketu's population dropped from 1176 in 2006 to 1047 in 2013.
Te Puke is a town located 28 kilometres southeast of Tauranga on State Highway 2 in the Western Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. It is particularly famous for the cultivation of kiwifruit. Te Puke has a population of 7496 as of the 2013 Census
Kiwifruit or kiwi is a major horticultural export earner in New Zealand. New Zealand developed the first commercially viable Kiwifruit and developed the export markets, creating the demand for the fruit that exists today. Today New Zealand is the second largest kiwifruit producing country, next to Italy, and holds approximately 30% of the market share.
In the 2008-2009 season the value of New Zealand kiwifruit exports was NZ$1.45 billion.
Climb aboard one of our KiwiKarts and experience a fun and fascinating 40-minute tour within our abundant landscape, through the Horticultural Theme Park and into our lush orchards.
Along the way, you’ll gain a great insight into the complexities of the kiwifruit growing process, the dynamic Kiwifruit Industry, and just how it has become such a phenomenon in this area.
Learn how this unique pocket of land is able to grow the world’s healthiest fruit better than anywhere else in the world, and then taste the proof for yourself!
You’ll also see the sought-after Gold Kiwifruit and Arguta Kiwiberry, plus more than fifty different varieties of delicious fruit and nuts growing on our grounds -
demonstrating just how fertile this unique land is!
Our guided KiwiKart Tours depart every hour. (9.00am to 4.00pm)
Summer hours: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Winter hours: 10.00am – 3.00pm