Raupo Cafe - Blenheim

Raupo Cafe - Blenheim

Sustainably designed iconic riverside cafe located on the banks of the Taylor River in the heart of Blenheim.


Marcel and Helen Rood


Opened April 2007.

Project Details

The triangular shaped site is rich with history having been the former site of the Council aviary and sitting opposite Blenheim's first business site, the Raupo store where James Wynen

operated as a riverside trader. The purpose built eco-friendly cafe features 350mm rough sawn pine beams, the old matai floorboards from the former RSA building and a number of energy

efficient design initiatives.

APL's contribution

Overseeing the registration of interest process

Providing advice to Council for the final selection

Liaising with the successful tenderer to finalise the lease.