New attractions add to atmosphere
It’s all about family fun at The Packhouse, near Roxburgh, with two new attractions now on offer for the whole family.
Owners of the popular orchard and fruit stall Richard and Kerry Groters have just opened their new cafe and mini-golf course alongside the orchard located on State Highway 8 just 8km north of Roxburgh.
The couple bought the orchard, which was established in 1868 by Joseph Tamblyn, five years ago after moving from Queenstown and have worked hard to build up the orchard and fruit stall.
But not content to sit still, they have embarked on their latest project, which they hope will attract families to the property, who will stay for a few hours as they enjoy lunch or afternoon tea while their children play on the huge bouncy pillow or have a round of minigolf.
Richard, who is a builder by trade, designed and built the mini-golf course which is 13 holes at the moment, but will eventually be 18 holes, while Kerry runs the cafe and bakes her famous scones and muffins.
Cook Lesley McGregor prepares the lunch meals, which include vegetarian falafels, warm lime, chilli and chicken salad and beef nachos. And what better way to finish off your meal with one of Kerry’s homemade fruit muffins or a real fruit ice cream made with fruit fresh from the orchard.
Dining is al fresco, which is perfect for the upcoming summer months.
Richard says the venue is perfect for children’s birthday parties or for a group of ladies to spend the afternoon choosing their fruit for preserving before enjoying lunch or Devonshire tea for their afternoon tea.
The Groters are hugely excited about their latest venture and say the local community has really embraced the concept and supported it.