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Sculpture and Taste Tour Matakana

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tui Tours, Auckland Central, North IslandYou local tour guide with take you north of Auckland stopping at interesting places along the way to taste New Zealand cheese, Honey, chocolate and icecreamDuration: 7 hoursStop At: Sculptureum, Matakana, North IslandThe six indoor art galleries are themed: glass, figurative, recycled materials, animals, modern abstract and the final gallery is home to a giant glass chandelier by the famous American glass artist Dale ChihulyThe three gardens are bursting with sculptures, prehistoric rocks, live animals and reflective quotes all surrounded by colourful plantings that change with the seasons.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Honey Centre, Warkworth, North IslandA stop at the honey centre for the taste of New Zealand HoneyDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Honest Chocolat, Matakana, North IslandStop of a taste of Chocolate in MatakanaDuration: 15 minutes

$413.63 Day Trips & Excursions

North Auckland - East Coast Sun and Sand Tour

Starting off with a pick-up anywhere in Auckland, we begin our journey over the harbour bridge offering views back towards the city. From here you can see exactly why Auckland is known as the city of sails and one of the worlds most livable cities. First stop is Devonport & North Head. Lovely villa's along the water front with a busy township, Devonport is classical, beautiful and full of history. Take a walk up North Head, exploring the old army bunkers beneath the hillside before taking in some of the best ocean views of the Hauraki gulf and Auckland city across the harbour.  Next stop is the busy town of Takapuna, famous for it's cafe's, shopping district, sailing club and stunning beach which is great for a relaxing walk and views out towards Rangitoto island.From Takapuna we follow the east coast through Mairangi Bay, Torbay, Browns Bay and Orewa with stop's along the way for sightseeing, shopping and lunch either at Orewa or Puhoi Valley Cheese Company before returning back to Auckland or further North for more adventures.Starting off with a pick-up anywhere in Auckland, we begin our journey over the harbour bridge offering views back towards the city. From here you can see exactly why Auckland is known as the city of sails and one of the worlds most livable cities. First stop is Devonport & North Head. Lovely villa's along the water front with a busy township, Devonport is classical, beautiful and full of history. Take a walk up North Head, exploring the old army bunkers beneath the hillside before taking in some of the best ocean views of the Hauraki gulf and Auckland city across the harbour.  Next stop is the busy town of Takapuna, famous for it's cafe's, shopping district, sailing club and stunning beach which is great for a relaxing walk and views out towards Rangitoto island.From Takapuna we follow the east coast through Mairangi Bay, Torbay, Browns Bay and Orewa with stop's along the way for sightseeing, shopping and lunch either at Orewa or Puhoi Valley Cheese Company before returning back to Auckland or further North for more adventures.Recommended add-on's for this trip are Auckland city quick explorer tour or the Cheese honey & wine tour

$175.82 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Matakana Coastal Getaway from Auckland

• Head North over the Auckland harbour bridge taking in views of the city Skyline Marinas and Waitemata Harbour. Track North through the beautiful coastal seaside resort towns of Orewa and Waiwera Mineral Springs. • Stop in at the Puhoi Cheese Factory to taste some delicious cheeses made by this excellent producer. They make double and triple cream Brie, soft and wash rind cheeses, three different blue cheeses as well as Harvarti, Gouda, Gruyere, goat and Cow Feta and a vintage 4 year aged cheddar. • Start your wine tasting at Ascension Vineyard. They produce locally grown varieties like Flora, Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinotage and Tannat as well as Methode Traditionelle. • Sees a rare 850 year old Kauri tree. The wood from these ancient trees  was turned in  colonial New Zealand cottages , villas, mansions, churches as well as early sailing sea vessels from around 1860.. They are New Zealand’s most revered native tree. The oldest one in New Zealand is in the Waipoua forest dating approximately 2,500 years old. • Next enjoy a tutored tasting and an open menu one course lunch with a glass of wine at award winning Plume Vineyard Restaurant. Try the outstanding “Runner Duck” Wines all produced from their local vineyards. Syrah, Pinotage and Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Rose’ wines make up the list. • In the afternoon visit stuning Tawharanui regional park for magnificent views of Little Barrier Island, Coromandel and the Hauraki Gulf. This park is a Kiwi and rare bird sanctuary and is fully protected. • Finally try some locally made chocolate samples from “Chocolate Brown” in Warkworth town. Try three different chocolate praline sample halves. This chocolate company makes an enormous range of hand made world class pralines, and fudges from curvature they source from around world.