Guided by locals to meet the locals. Sample the latest vintage and relax in the rejuvenating atmosphere of the wineries that are purpose built for optimum enjoyment of their wines. This full-day food and wine tour is the best way to see why Matakana is renowned for its artisan producers.
• 7 hours
One of the best kept secrets north of Auckland is the untouched Pakiri Beach. The golden sand coastline is nestled among rural farmland and hills with very few people in sight. Explore the beauty of this region on horse back.
• 8 hours
Visit Sculptureum, Auckland's latest world class tourism attraction and be inspired by over 400 works of art carefully curated amongst three gardens and six indoor galleries. The experience will take you between 2-3 hours and you can compliment your visit with a meal at Rothko restaurant. There are no set entry times however, if you visit on a Saturday or Sunday between 10am-1pm you can experience a guided tour through the galleries at no additional cost.
• 3 hours
Embark on a 40-minute journey flying along the coast to the isolated Coromandel town of Whangamata. See the wind swept beach of Matakana Island and the huge open cast Waihi Gold Mine. This small-group tour includes live commentary on board, headsets, Hotel/port pickup and drop-off if required.
• 40 minutes