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Mad Hatter Natter Rotorua

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Grab your favorite hat and head down the rabbit hole!

Break the ice at a Mad Hatter Natter!

You're invited to celebrate with the Look After Me Community!        

It's Birthday Season! So wear your favourite hat or borrow one of our cheeky dress-ups.

Light-hearted and well-meaning, we're a melting pot of accommodation hosts, visiting tourists, new immigrants, tourism operators, authors, teachers, writers, booksellers, shareholders, marketing professionals, tourism talent, local business leaders, former staff, family and friends!

Check your diary and if you are free on Thursday 17th of August at 5.30 pm come help us celebrate our writer's community by officially kickstarting the first Thee Write Retreat programme! 

It's at Abracadabra Cafe and Bar. 

And yes, there will be magic! :)

The Tea Party will start from 5.30 pm in the Garden Cafe and Porch area. 

Ticket or koha/donation includes any drink from either the cafe or Bar and enjoy tasty rolling platters and all the natter you can handle. 

Of course, your children and teenagers and their latest party tricks are welcome! 

There are two salubrious lounge rooms for our young people to enjoy.

 :)  And yes there will be cake!

The Red Queen, Alice, the Rabbit and all the Mad Hatty friends will be cutting the cake in the Cafe at 7 pm! 

After 7 as the cafe closes, if anyone feels like it, meander from the Garden Cafe down back to the Morrocan Rooms and stay for Julia's birthday dinner and dancing.

Just pay and order off the various menus, whenever you feel like it. 

Abracadabra caters for a diverse range of dietary considerations and appetites.  

Why a Mad Hatter's Natter in Rotorua?

The Mad Hatter Natter is the official Ice Breaker Party for a Thee Write Away Retreat.

We want to give our visiting writers a warm welcome as we celebrate words, stories and ideas and have fun celebrating our birthdays!

Rotorua is a fantastic place for inspired story telling!

It's where writers come to soak, write, learn, heal, eat, play and stay. 

Learn more about Thee Write Away Writer's Retreats

We want to say "thanks" to Look After Me Community! 

We are grateful to all of our Look After Me community who support our events and experiences for writers. 

We're proud to celebrate our 12th Birthday serving a new generation of guests looking for quality, bespoke tourism experiences. 

Thank you to our amazing accommodation professionals, tourism operators, the writing tutors and book coaches, individuals, organisations and local businesses in Rotorua and Dunedin who support the Accommodation Network as well as our new Literary Workshops and Social Functions, with funding, logistics, risk-management, catering, venues, photography, marketing, in-kind and cash contributions or sponsorship. 

Thank you for caring!

Mad Hatter Natter is presented by Events and accommodation network, Look After Me Ltd.

We have a full season of events and experiences for writers: social functions, workshops and retreats. 

Scroll right down to browse options for Winter, Spring and Summer 2024 collections. 

Our next Group Retreat and Tour Dates for Thee Write Away in Rotorua are:

  • 17 -23 August 2023
  • 14 - 20th November 2023 or
  • 14 - 20th February 2024. 

Individual tickets are still available for the Rotorua FrockIT dance party or Eat. Write. Heal event on Sunday 20th August. 

Our Next Literary workshops and Writer's Package to Dunedin is 12 - 16th of October 2023. 

There are still tickets available for The Great Write Inn - Romance at Olveston Historic Home, or The Great Write Inn at Larnarch's Castle

Come to the Mad Hatter Natter in Rotorua and become part of a community shaping a new niche as an amazing Destination for Writer's Retreats!

This is a catered event, kindly RSVP by grabbing a ticket or offering a wee koha so we can get ready for you!

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