Frequently Asked Questions

How do I order my picnic or bespoke picnic?

You can order a Mystery Picnic or E-Voucher in our shop, or if you are after something bespoke then shoot me an email [email protected] make sure you let me know your budget and your recipient’s taste & style.

Where is Village Picnic and how can I collect it if I am in the area?

I can arrange any collections from the Gull Station in Matakana, so you can collect at your convenience during their operating hours.

How much notice is required to organise a Mystery Picnic or Bespoke Picnic?

To get it right, as much notice as possible is ideal, however there’s always no harm in asking, so please shoot me an email [email protected]

What is included in a Village Picnic?

You or your recipient will receive a mixture of local artisan foods including and not limited to charcuterie, pate, smoked salmon, cheeses, olives, pickles, seeded crackers etc (dietary requirements can be considered).

How Does The Mystery Picnic Work?

  • You will receive a text message the night before your “Mystery Picnic” with a clue to your first destination.
  • There you will be greeted by Village Picnic and given instructions and a plan for the rest of the day.
  • Includes a “base” picnic to start and other artisan items are collected along the way.
  • Allow 5-6 hours from Auckland city
  • Available any day of the week (avoid Saturday’s in the summer months due to the market traffic)

What if I book a Mystery Picnic and the weather turns sour?

Unfortunately we can not control the weather, we always look at the forecast and plan accordingly.  Appropriate weather gear to be worn.  This is not just a summer experience, and it can be tailored to suit any time of the year.  It may just mean that you might need to bunker in and enjoy your picnic in the comfort of your accommodation or the car if it’s stormy!

Where does the Mystery Picnic start from?

Well, that would be just giving it away!! You can leave from anywhere in the North Island and you will receive a text message the night before with your first clue on where to meet.