This small group tour from Auckland to Matakana and the surrounding country visits a local Pottery, The Honey Centre, the historic village of Puhoi, an early Bohemian settlement and the stunning coastline and beaches of one of our beautiful National Parks. View beautiful farmland and the ancient 800 year old kauri tree on this friendly tour.
• 6.5 hours
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
Uncover the treasures of the Matakana region. During your 8 hour plus tour you local driver/guide will escort you to the farmers markets, vineyards, beautiful countryside dipping down to the ocean, stunning beaches and local fishing villages. Your will learn the history of the area and its settlers' roots. You will have time to soak up the ambience, taste the fresh produce and wine and visit the amazing indoor and outdoor sculpture galleries at Sculptureum. Morning coffee and fresh fish lunch are included on your tour.
• 8 hours
Paddle your 100% glass canoe over stunningly clear waters where you'll see a variety of fish swimming just below your Clearyak at Goat Island Marine Reserve, a popular tourist destination in New Zealand. Your local driver/guide will also take you to visit farmers markets, see beautiful countryside dipping down to the ocean, stunning beaches and local fishing villages. With an abundance of breathtaking, picturesque views, there are plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. You will learn the history of the area and its settlers' roots. You will also have the opportunity to visit the incredible indoor and outdoor sculpture galleries at Sculptureum, the latest Auckland tourism attraction. Morning coffee and fresh fish lunch are included on your tour.
• 8 hours
You will taste some superb and unique wines at four family owned wineries and visit both the spectacular West Coast, Tasman Sea, with black, iron-sand beaches and the beautiful East Coast, Pacific Ocean, on this amazing day tour (approx' 7 hours) out of Auckland. A delicious main course, open menu, lunch is included at one of the winery restaurants. You quite often get the opportunity to meet and chat with a winemaker or two to find out some of their secrets. Door to door service is included at your accommodation in the main city area. All your tastings and lunch are included, no hidden extras to pay.
• 7 hours
You'll get to experience some unique wines at three boutique, family run, wineries in one of New Zealand's smallest wine making regions. Unusually for NZ, due to the local climate, the area is slightly biased towards producing red wines, but also has some great whites... This tour also includes, at no additional cost, 4 side trips. You can visit a cheese maker, a honey centre, a chocolate maker... all tastings are included, see giant ancient (almost 1000 year old) ‘Kauri’ trees, a pottery, wharf & beach, we visit at least 4 of these during the day. An open menu, main course, lunch at a vineyard restaurant is also included.
• 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