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Cafe in Warkworth

Chocolate Brown

Decked out with quirky NZ-themed art – mostly for sale – this cafe serves excellent coffee, robust eggy breakfasts and delicious home-style baking. Definitely leave room for a few cacao-infused goodies from the choc…
Craft Beer in Warkworth

Tahi Bar

Tucked down a quiet laneway, Tahi features nine ever-changing taps of New Zealand craft beer. It's an exceptionally friendly spot with decent platters and pub grub, and a rustic and sunny deck. Ask if any beers from…
Forest in Warkworth

Dome Forest

Two kilometres north of Warkworth, a track leads through this regenerating forest to the Dome summit (336m). On a fine day you can see the Sky Tower from a lookout near the top. The summit walk takes about 1½ hours …
Museum in Warkworth

Warkworth District's Museum

Pioneer-era detritus is displayed at this small local museum. Of more interest is the surrounding Parry Kauri Park, which harbours a couple of giant kauri trees, including the 800-year-old McKinney kauri (girth 7.6m…
Food in Warkworth

Honey Centre

About 5km south of Warkworth, the Honey Centre makes a diverting pit stop, with its cafe, free honey tasting and glass-fronted hives. The shop sells all sorts of bee-related products, from candles to mead.
Farm in Warkworth


This agricultural attraction offers farm experiences for little city slickers (pony rides, lamb feeding) and the ubiquitous sheep and dog show, including a shearing demonstration (showtimes 11am and 2pm).