Lignite Pit Cafe
Hidden from the view of the Gorge Road - Invercargill Highway, or even from their car park, is a landscape which has been transformed from a disused mine to a tranquil garden. They have the Cafe and Gardens open from September (Fathers Day) to May (Mothers Day) from Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm or by appointment. The camping area is open all year round. The Cafe looks over the garden and lake. So while you sit back and relax enjoying a coffee and a selection of Maree's home baking, you can take in the vista that is the garden, or enjoy a game of chess or one of the other games.
The Cafe is also home to Perky Parrots your Bird specialist for your feathered pets needs, from cages to toys, food to medicine and supplements to keep them happy and healthy.