19. KenKora

1 Ticket Per Person Refreshments Available Plants & Crafts Sale Restroom Accessibility Disabled Access

197 Ihaia Road, Opunake
Kerry Kelly-Drought and Michael Drought

With fun and great passion, Michael and Kerry have created alfresco settings in their stylish garden, which encircles the 107-year-old villa “KenKora”. Buxus hedges and roses surround the property, with mass plantings providing year-round green-leaf glory. Soak up the atmosphere under the towering pohutukawa or explore the living areas inside the graceful home, where home-baking and a cuppa are available.

A place of peace and activity, Kerry will be offering daily yoga sessions at 11am. KenKora is also hosting two Esk Valley wine-tasting sessions on October 27, topped off by a dance party the same day – bookings a must.

There’s also a pop-up shop featuring one-of-a-kind clothing made with love by Louise Stichbury, a “wearable art” fashion designer from Wellington.

Stichbury Designer Clothing


KenKora Dance Party, Sat 27 Oct, 5.30pm
Wine Tasting at KenKora, Sat 27 Oct, 12pm and 2pm 
See the events page for more information 


Open 10am – 5pm, admission 1 ticket or $5pp 

P  027 282 1133