Man O' War Summer Lunch

February 26, 2023

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About the event

Join us for the annual Man O' War Summer Lunch to raise funds for the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust.

h brings together some of New Zealand's best chefs to put on a walking degustation like no other. With dishes prepared right in front of you, your tastebuds will be dancing as you try each dish along with a selection of Man O' War wine. Set outdoors in the late February sun, this is the perfect place for you and your friends to enjoy a laidback kiwi summer.

By purchasing tickets, you are helping someone in the community who may be having their worst day ever and need a chopper. Your purchase means the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopters can continue to provide the best care possible for their patients.

On the day

09:30am Ferry Departs Departing from either Downtown Auckland Ferry Terminal or Matiatia Ferry Terminal (10:30am), our friends at Fullers will greet you with a glass of bubbles and take you on a special ferry service to the picturesque Man O' War Bay. If you wish to arrive by private boat or helicopter instead our events team can help with your arrangements.

11:00am Event Starts A short walk across the bridge and you'll be at Man O' War vineyard where the event begins. A live band will be playing in the sunshine. You'll see a number of chefs preparing dishes right in front of your very eyes. Using your tasting passport, you'll have the opportunity to walk around and try all of the carefully prepared dishes and a selection of Man O' War wine.Take some time to check out what unique items are on offer in the silent auction area and place your bids. Read through the live auction book to see what unique package item you simply can't go without. Perhaps you or a loved one would like a chance of winning a $10,000 diamond. Purchase a glass of Champagne with a gem in for $100 and after you have finished your glass, take your gem up to the Sutcliffe Jewelers Diamond in the Bubbles tent to see if you are the lucky winner.

12:00pm Guest Speakers Hear from guest speakers about their experiences onboard our rescue helicopters as you understand just how important the rescue helicopter service is to our community.

12:30pm Live Auction This time of the day always brings great excitement. Get your paddles ready as we have some incredible auction items and experiences for you to walk away with.

3:30pm Event Ends All good things must come to a close. Your bellies will be happy and your hearts content. It's time to head back to the ferry and take one last look back at the beautiful Man O' War Bay as you head on your way back home.

Key Event Details:

  • Free Fullers ferry transport to and from Man O' War Bay
  • A walking degustation from a selection of top New Zealand chefs
  • Wine pairings by Man O' War (other alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages included.
  • Live music
  • Live auctions
  • Silent auctions
  • Be in to win a $10,000 Diamond in the Bubbles
  • Helicopter crew and patient talks

Tickets start from $265.00. This event sells out every year so make sure you put the on sale date in your calendar if you don't want to miss out!