Rush Munro's Ice Cream Garden

Visit Rush Munro's famous ice-cream Garden and enjoy the taste of Hawke's Bay summer. Savour the delights of original handcrafted natural ice-creams.

  • The Rush Munro story began in 1926 when Frederick Charles Rush Munro arrived in Hawke's Bay from his native England.
  • Frederick Rush Munro originally learned the confectionary trade from his father and with this knowledge and just 10 pounds in his pocket, he set up shop with his wife Catherine on 26th May in central Hastings.
  • Gradually the Rush Munro range expanded to include 100% natural, real fruit ice creams, all made to Rush Munro's own recipes.
  • In 1931 the shop was destroyed in the devastating Napier earthquake, which forced them to move to the current site in Heretaunga Street.  These new premises evolved into the Ice Cream Gardens which have become a world famous Hawkes Bay landmark and family tradition.

Our luxury premium ice cream is 100% natural.  You’ll notice whole berries and pieces of fruit in our fruit ice creams – that’s because we use only real fruit.  “No colourings and no preservatives, no artificial ripples, jams or fruit flavour’s.  In fact we’re remarkably fussy when it comes to picking out sun-ripened fruit to trap that ‘just picked’ flavour.  We continue to use only the finest ingredients – farm fresh cream, whole milk and pure cane sugar to this day.

Our beautiful ice cream gardens offer a fantastic spot for everyone to enjoy one of our 22 flavours.


Opening Times

Rush Munro’s Ice Cream Gardens
Open 7 days, all year round

Call Us

P +64 (0)6 878 9634


704 Heretaunga Street West

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