Sculpture and Taste Tour Matakana

Day Trips & Excursions in Orewa

Tour description provided by Viator

Pick up from inner city or airport accommodation Scenic Tour through the farming area of Rodney North Auckland Puhoi Cheese Factory The famous Manuka Honey Centre New Zealand Chocolate maker Cafe Style Lunch  Morris and James Pottery The newly opened Sculptureum - an amazing display of indoor and outdoor sculptures Stop at the popular seaside town of Orewa for New Zealand Ice Cream Drop off to inner city or airport accommodation
Our tour takes you to Puhoi which is one of New Zealand's ethnic historic villages. It was settled by Europeans on 29 June 1863 by a group of German-speaking migrants from Staab (in Bohemia, now a province of the Czech Republic under the leadership of Captain Martin Krippner. This has given it the appellation of " Bohemian Settlement". We get to taste European style cheeses they make here. At the Honey Centre you will get to taste New Zealand's famous Manuka Honey renowned for it's healing properties and to appreciate the busy worker bees. A quick stop is next to enjoy the taste of New Zealand Chocolate.  After enjoying a New Zealand Cafe style lunch, we view a vast selection of colorful ceramics, pots, home decor and garden ware all created on-site in the expansive buildings that house the showroom and pottery factory of Morris and James. Our next stop is to the newly opened Sculptureum, with over 400 works in three gardens. The Garden of Creative Diversity, filled with sculptures that range from classical fountains to towering flowers, to life size elephants made of driftwood. The Palm garden is home to the more delicate works of glass, metal, ceramics and other material, while the Pink Snail Garden houses a wonderful array or art, including vibrant and hugely playful pieces by the Cracking Art Group. Take the coastal drive back to the sea side town of Orewa for a taste of New Zealand ice cream.

What’s included

  • Comfortable Mercedes-Benz Vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Admission ticket
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel/port pickup
  • Small-group tour

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
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