Big Wigs & High Hats


Friday - High Tea Experience - 2pm


Saturday - High Tea Experience - 11.30am

For 2025 we return to hosting the High Teas sessions across both Friday and Saturday.

The traditional "High Tea Experience" is held at the glamourous historical Boutique Princes Gate Hotel.

The Boutique Princes Gate Hotel offers glamour, style and sophistication that depicts a bygone era. A visit to the Princes Gate Hotel is an exciting escape back in time. Built in 1897 and masterfully restored through passionate attention to detail, she is located in the heart of the city and on the doorstep of the picturesque Government Gardens and Rotorua Museum.

Big Wigs & High Hats will be a celebration of the bygone eras. Don your Elizabethan, Victorian, Georgian, Regency or other historical attire and come lavish in a delectable light luncheon experience.  Once you have enjoyed your High Tea, relax and enjoy the environment and grab some photos in this exquisite venue

Traditional High Tea

Enjoy a selection of teas with an assortment of sandwiches, freshly baked scones and assorted delicacies in the elegant ambience of Rotorua’s historic boutique hotel

Freshly Baked Scones
served with whipped cream & strawberry jam

Assortment of Sandwiches
Open Chicken, bacon, lettuce & mayo club
Smoked Salmon, cucumber & dill cream cheese
Mushroom & Truffle arancini balls, wasabi mayo
Homemade Pork and Fennel Sausage rolls

 Assorted Mini Sweet Items
Shortbread Biscuit
Chocolate and Nut Brownie

Served with a selection of tea or coffee 


Flat White
Long Black
Short Black
Hot Chocolate

Dilmah Herbal Infused Teas
No additives / contains caffeine
Ceylon Breakfast Tea
Pure Peppermint
Aromatic Earl Grey Tea
Gentle Chamomile
Elderflower & Apple Infusion
Naturally Pure Green Tea
Natural Infusion of Blueberry
Fragrant Jasmine Tea Green Tea
Blood Orange & Eucalyptus

Ticket price includes costs of catering, venue / room hire fees, shuttle van and printing.