The Bon Vivant Happening
With a complimentary tipple in hand, wander through the majestic grounds on your lonesome or join the botanical walk orchestrated by Keith (Wallingford's gardener for the past 20 years). Small bites will find you as you go, explore breathtaking grounds, before gathering in the Great Hall where Michael Ormond, a Wallingford forefather, will regale you with the events of Wallingford's past.
You'll then enjoy a 7-course tasting plate menu by the open fire in the main dining room. The award-winning food is an experience like no other made even more special in an intimate environment. Finish the experience with a hot beverage by the fire or enjoy a walk through the stunning Wallingford Homestead.
- Arrive at the historic Wallingford at 12 noon.
The Bon Vivant Happening is a part of Central Hawke's Bay Spring Fling. The Spring Fling is a series of standout events through September and October, capturing the essence of springtime in Central Hawke's Bay!
Spring is a stunning time of year in Central Hawke's Bay and the Spring Fling is a wonderful showcase of the region.
Spring Fling events span from Otane to Takapau, Tikokino to Porangahau, and offer plenty of variety for visitors to experience the very best Central Hawke's Bay in spring.
However, you choose to enjoy the Spring Fling, we look forward to hosting you in this beautiful part of Hawke's Bay, with warm Central Hawke's Bay hospitality.