Discover Unique Auckland High Tea Experiences to Enjoy


Discover the world of Unique Auckland High Tea, where elegance and indulgence meet in a symphony of flavors. From the captivating ambience of Moxie’s Monthly 1920s-Inspired High Teas to a nautical-themed treat served aboard historic ships, join us as we explore some truly remarkable high tea experiences.

From Moxie’s Monthly 1920s-Inspired High Teas that transport you back to the glamourous era of The Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey, to Chocolate Factory Afternoon Delights filled with handcrafted sweets and vegan-friendly options – there is something for everyone who seeks a delicious treat beyond the ordinary.

And if it’s not just about satisfying your palate but also quenching your thirst for adventure, our Maritime Museum Heritage Vessel Experience offers an exceptional blend of nautical-themed treats served aboard historic ships. So come along as we explore these unique corners of Auckland High Tea culture together!

Unique High Tea Experiences in Auckland

Discover the most unique and delightful high tea experiences in Auckland this season. From 1920s-inspired sets to indulging at a chocolate factory, these exceptional venues offer something special for everyone looking to enjoy an unforgettable afternoon with friends.

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Moxie’s Monthly 1920s-Inspired High Teas

This charming venue offers monthly two-hour high teas for $55 per adult from 2pm, featuring two exquisite set options that perfectly capture the essence of this bygone era:

  • The Great Gatsby Set: Indulge in a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, decadent desserts, and sparkling wine while you soak up Moxie’s elegant atmosphere.
  • The Downton Abbey Set: Savor traditional English treats like cucumber sandwiches, fruit tarts, and mini Victoria sponge cakes as you sip on fine loose-leaf tea or coffee.

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Chocolate Factory Afternoon Delights

Indulge your sweet tooth with a truly unique afternoon tea experience at one of New Zealand’s finest chocolate factories. At The Chocolate Factory, savor delicious treats made on-site while enjoying their customizable menu that caters to vegans and gluten-free dieters alike. Indulge in a variety of handmade chocolates and pastries, vegan truffles or gluten-free macarons for an unforgettable afternoon tea experience.

Maritime Museum Heritage Vessel Experience

Embark on a nautical adventure as you enjoy high tea onboard the New Zealand Maritime Museum’s heritage vessel. This exclusive experience combines history, culture, and scrumptious delicacies into an unforgettable outing perfect for sea lovers or those seeking something different from traditional settings. Explore the historic ship while nibbling on nautical-themed treats like sailor’s knots (pretzels) and anchor-shaped cookies.

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Unique High Tea Experiences in Auckland offer a variety of themed and specialty teas for tourists and locals alike to enjoy. Moxie’s Monthly 1920s-Inspired High Teas provide an immersive experience with two distinct sets, The Great Gatsby Set and the Downton Abbey Set, that will take you back in time.

Moxie’s Monthly 1920s-Inspired High Teas

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the glamour of the roaring twenties at Moxie. This charming venue offers monthly two-hour high teas for $55 per adult from 2pm, featuring two exquisite set options that perfectly capture the essence of this bygone era. For those looking to experience the nostalgia of a bygone era, Moxie offers two themed sets that capture the spirit of The Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey.

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The Great Gatsby Set

Inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby set transports you to an opulent world filled with jazz music and lavish parties. Indulge in decadent treats like smoked salmon blinis, dainty cucumber sandwiches, rich chocolate ganache tarts, and lemon meringue pies while sipping on your choice of tea or coffee. Don’t forget to dress up in your finest flapper attire for an authentic experience.

The Downton Abbey Set

If British aristocracy is more your style, opt for The Downton Abbey set which pays homage to the popular television series. Enjoy traditional English fare such as freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and jam, delicate finger sandwiches filled with egg mayonnaise or ham & mustard spread along with delightful pastries like Victoria sponge cakes and fruit tarts. Pair these delicious bites with a pot of Earl Grey or Darjeeling tea for a truly regal afternoon.

No matter which option you choose at Moxie’s unique 1920s-inspired high teas event, you’ll be transported to a bygone era of glamour and sophistication. Book your spot now and experience the magic for yourself.

Moxie’s Monthly 1920s-Inspired High Teas offer a unique experience to explore the glamour of that era, while indulging in delightful treats. Building upon the 1920s-inspired atmosphere, Moxie’s Chocolate Factory Afternoon Delights provide an array of delectable treats, including vegan and gluten-free options.

Chocolate Factory Afternoon Delights

If you’re a chocolate lover, then this unique high tea experience is perfect for you. Indulge in an afternoon of delectable treats at one of New Zealand’s finest chocolate factories. With handcrafted chocolates and pastries made on-site, your taste buds will be dancing with delight. Plus, their customizable menu caters to vegans and gluten-free dieters alike.

Handcrafted Chocolates and Pastries

At the heart of this unforgettable high tea are the exquisite handcrafted chocolates and pastries that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. From decadent truffles to mouth-watering macarons, each bite is a testament to the skillful artistry of these talented chocolatiers. You’ll never look at store-bought sweets the same way again.

Vegan-Friendly Options

No need for vegans to miss out on all the fun. The chocolate emporium has a selection of vegan-friendly treats that are bursting with flavor and excellent in quality. For those seeking something delicious, the chocolate factory offers a variety of vegan-friendly treats that won’t compromise on flavour or quality.

Gluten-Free Alternatives

Don’t worry if you’re gluten-free – they’ve got delicious alternatives like almond flour-based cakes and cookies to ensure everyone can enjoy the indulgent desserts on offer. Their carefully curated selection includes delicious alternatives like almond flour-based cakes and cookies that won’t leave anyone feeling left out.

In addition to satisfying your sweet cravings during this delightful high tea experience, why not take advantage of learning more about how these heavenly confections are made? Many chocolate factories offer tours and workshops that provide fascinating insights into the world of chocolate making. So go ahead, treat yourself to an afternoon of pure indulgence at one of Auckland’s finest chocolate factories.

Indulge in the decadent chocolates and pastries from the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Delights for a truly luxurious experience. Now, set sail on an adventure with Maritime Museum Heritage Vessel Experience to explore historic ships and enjoy nautical-themed treats.

Maritime Museum Heritage Vessel Experience

Set sail for a one-of-a-kind high tea experience with the New Zealand Maritime Museum’s heritage vessel. This exclusive event is perfect for those who love the sea or are looking to break away from traditional settings, as it combines history, culture, and delectable treats into an unforgettable afternoon.

Historic Ship Exploration

Start your journey into New Zealand’s maritime history by exploring the museum’s impressive collection of historic ships. You’ll learn about New Zealand’s rich maritime history while exploring vessels that have played significant roles in shaping our nation. From early Maori waka (canoes) to modern-day racing yachts, there’s something fascinating for everyone on this nautical journey through time.

Nautical-Themed Treats

Once you’ve soaked up some seafaring knowledge, it’s time to indulge in a delightful array of nautical-themed treats. Expert culinary artisans utisizing the finest local components have concocted these scrumptious treats, sure to tantalize even the most sophisticated of taste buds. The menu includes:

  • Sailor Knot Sandwiches: Savory finger sandwiches shaped like classic sailor knots – perfect for nibbling between sips of tea.
  • Lighthouse Scones: Fluffy scones topped with clotted cream and jam resemble miniature lighthouses perched atop rocky cliffs.
  • Treasure Chest Pastries: Golden puff pastry filled with sweet surprises reminiscent of hidden pirate treasure chests waiting to be discovered.

This unique high tea experience aboard the Maritime Museum’s heritage vessel is truly an unforgettable way to spend an afternoon in Auckland. Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in New Zealand’s maritime history while enjoying some scrumptious treats – book your tickets today.


What is special about high tea?

High tea is an elegant British tradition that combines afternoon tea with savory dishes. It typically features finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, pastries, or cakes, accompanied by fine teas or champagne. The experience provides a delightful opportunity to socialize in luxurious surroundings while enjoying delectable treats.

What is unique about afternoon tea or high tea sandwiches?

The uniqueness of high tea sandwiches lies in their delicate presentation and flavorful combinations. They are traditionally made using thinly sliced bread without crusts for a refined appearance. Fillings include classic options like cucumber or smoked salmon but may also feature innovative ingredients for a modern twist on this timeless treat.

What makes the perfect high tea?

The perfect high tea consists of quality ingredients combined with exquisite presentation and attentive service in an elegant setting. A variety of delicious savories such as finger sandwiches should be offered alongside sweet treats like scones and pastries to satisfy all palates. Additionally, Teatime Magazine suggests providing well-brewed teas from around the world ensures an unforgettable experience.

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For a truly memorable high tea experience in Auckland, try Moxie’s 1920s-inspired offerings or the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Delights. Moxie’s monthly 1920s-inspired high teas offer the chance to step back in time and enjoy treats inspired by The Great Gatsby or Downton Abbey.

For chocolate lovers, the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Delights provide handcrafted chocolates and pastries with vegan-friendly and gluten-free options available. And for those interested in maritime history, the Maritime Museum Heritage Vessel Experience offers a chance to explore historic ships while enjoying nautical-themed treats.

Whether you’re a local or a tourist, these unique Auckland high tea experiences are not to be missed. Book your reservation today at ViewAuckland.