Discover the Matakana Coast, located less than an hour's drive from Auckland and the premier destination on New Zealand's North Island for food, wine and arts and crafts. On this Matakana Coast Food and Wine Small-Group Tour, be prepared to have your taste buds tantalized as you visit two wineries, taste delectable chocolates and try delicious honeys. Visit Puhoi Honey Centre, a hand-made chocolate factory, and admire the outdoor gallery at Brick Bay Sculpture Park.
Start your small-group tour with a visit to the family-run Honey Centre. See New Zealand’s largest display of live bees at work making delicious honeys that you can taste, as well as mead (honey wine) and fruit wine. Next, head to a local winery for a wine tasting led by an expert. Visit the Brick Bay Sculpture Park, an outdoor sculpture gallery set among towering native trees, large majestic palms and green pastures. Enjoy another wine tasting in the unique Glass House building overlooking the celebrated Brick Bay Vineyard.Next, visit Chocolate Brown and indulge in a tasting of delectable, handmade chocolates. Finally, if time allows, visit Parry Kauri Park and view some spectacular Kauri trees.Please note: Winery tours and lunch venue are subject to change due to seasonality