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Weekend Sorted |The Chelsea Bay Visitor Centre Opens Tomorrow

By Urban List Writers
26th Oct 2018

The Chelsea Bay Visitor Centre Is Opening On Saturday

Calling all sugar fiends: we have the sweetest, most sugary and delightful news for you. New Zealand’s iconic sugar wonderland is set to reopen The Chelsea Bay Visitor And Food Education Centre tomorrow.

It’s a joining of forces of two giants—Chelsea and Edmonds—which sees the venue, which was popular in the 80s and 90s throw open its doors to the public once more. An immersive experience sees visitors soak in the sights and sounds while on foot and on the special Chelsea Bay Train. Guests will learn all about how raw sugar makes its way to the factory to become that product you buy at the supermarket. Naturally you’ll be able to taste some delicious syrups and stare in wonder at a massive sugar mountain. 

If you want to get even more hands on, then head to the Interactive Zone to play a virtual baking game, learning exactly how to make cookies or cake. There’s also info about the milling process from paddock to plate as well as total inspo about New Zealand’s most popular cakes, biscuits, slices and desserts. Open to the public seven days a week, it’s a must. 

Obviously with your tummy rumbling from all the sugar talk, you’ll want something to eat. Thankfully, the pair behind Winona Forever and Rude Boy (among others) have come to the rescue. Opening tomorrow, Sugar showcases delicious dishes presented with that Instagrammable flair Aucklanders have come to know and love. Opt for the delicious bacon and eggs benedict or the French toast—starring elderflower pannacotta, dehydrated pear, warmed Kumeu strawberries and raspberry mascarpone, it’s topped with a drizzle of organic maple and crushed meringue. It’s heaven on a plate. The also offer a high tea that will quickly put them on any foodies hit list. 

Situated in Birkenhead, this pink palace is a must-do. With spectacular views of the harbour, delicious eats and a peek inside New Zealand iconic brands, it won’t disappoint. 

The Deets:

What: The Chelsea Bay Visitor And Food Education Centre 

Where: 100 Colonial Road, Birkenhead, Auckland 0626

When: From Saturday, 27thOctober 2018

More info: here

Image Credit: Supplied 

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