Bruce and Louise Stobart welcome you to Birdwoods, a very special place in the heart of Hawke’s Bay. Set in the countryside just 3km from Havelock North village, Birdwoods is a much-loved destination for young and old.

Gallery | Housed in the original church hall from St Peter's in Waipawa, built in 1894, Birdwoods Gallery features New Zealand and African art and crafts including textiles, collectables, furniture, jewellery, basketry and ceramics.

Café Restaurant | Birdwoods offers one of the Bay’s most picturesque settings in which to enjoy our hugely popular lunches along with delicious cakes, scones, tea and espresso coffee. Fully licensed, bookings are essential. Click here to book a table online. 

Sculpture Garden | Enjoy a walk through the extensive gardens which display works by the internationally acclaimed stone sculptors of Zimbabwe, as well as recycled metal sculptures by both African and New Zealand artists.

Sweet Shop | Take a step back in time into a one-room Victorian cottage, home to an old fashioned sweet shop ‘just like you remember’ with hundreds of traditional sweets to chose from.

Early Bird Coffee & Real Fruit Ice-Creams  Yes, our ice-creams are back!  Delicious Black Doris Plum and Bay Mixed Berries.  Such a refreshing weekend treat.  

For the Early Birds - we are open Middle Roadside from 8am onwards (weather dependent) every Saturday & Sunday to make you a fine cup of Hawthorne Coffee and scones/sausage rolls right out the oven.  Bring your own keep-cup for a discount, and of course, to save the planet. Bike, walk, skate down the Middle Road track to our door.  3km from the Village and perfectly safe for children and dogs to visit.