Welcome to Orewa
Locals have fears that Orewa is turning into NZ’s equivalent of Queensland’s Gold Coast, but until they start exporting retirees and replacing them with bikini-clad parking wardens that’s unlikely to happen. It is, however, very built-up and high-rise apartment towers have begun to sprout
Top experiences in Orewa
Matakana Coastal Getaway from Auckland
Head North to the picturesque region of Matakana. A market garden, vineyard and farming region, this tour takes you through the coastal seaside resort town of Orewa and Waiwera Mineral Springs.Start your tasting at Ascension Wines. Choose from Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Flora, Pinotage and Merlot blends.Enjoy a tutored tasting and an open menu one course lunch with tea/coffee at award winning Plume Vineyard Restaurant. Try the outstanding "Runner Duck" Wines all produced from their local vineyards. Syrah, Pinotage and Sangiovese, Pinot Gris and Rose wines make up the list.In the afternoon enjoy a tasting at either Omaha Bay wines or Mahurangi River Wines. Try some locally made organic ice cream and then some chocolate samples in Warkworth town.On the way home, stop to see a rare 850 year old Kauri tree and finally sample some native flora honeys at the New Zealand Honey Centre. See the bees in the wall hives and view all the excellent ranges of honey related product including chocolate, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, honey mead, skins creams and health supplements. There is plenty to take home here.