Where the "good things in life" are found in abundance
Less than an hour north of Auckland, Matakana Coast Wine Country stretches along meandering river valleys and a stunning coastline from Puhoi in the south to Pakiri in the north.
Your quest might be a fine bottle of wine, brunch in a cafe or an original piece of art. It may be enjoying the Matakana Farmers Market, exploring the shops along the river in Warkworth or Matakana Village, snorkelling among the fish in the crystal clear waters at Goat Island, horseback riding along white sandy beaches, or a round of golf at one of the areas 18 hole golf courses.
A visit to Matakana Coast Wine Country is a gastronomic treat.
Once the "fruitbowl of Auckland" the Matakana Coast is now home to a flourishing wine industry. These are innovative, quality-focussed wineries, small and mostly family-owned, some with cafes/platters. Each provides the visitor with an intimate opportunity to share the passion and products of the winemaker.
The region abounds with a startling array of fresh produce, often available from roadside stalls. From limes, avocados, herbs and persimmons to chestnuts, olives, venison and oysters, the areas Chefs are spoilt for choice. You can choose anything from a romantic candlelit dinner for two, to a country-pub meal with friends in front of a crackling fire.
A visit to Matakana Coast Wine Country is a treat for the soul.
Take a walk along the wide sandy arc of our beaches, bothered only by the pounding Pacific Ocean or the cries of gulls. How long has it been since you explored a rockpool? Lie in dunes and watch the stars come out. Marvel at the clarity of our night sky.
Inspired by these same forms of nature, the Matakana Coast, is home to a number of nationally and internationally recognised artists. They create a diverse range of fine art & crafts, many of which are available from the artist's home studio, gallery or workshop.
At the end of a memorable day, return home to your choice of country accommodation. From luxury lodges, to boutique B&B's, family motels and peaceful campsites, you will be treated like a long lost friend rather than a visitor.
Relax, Refresh and Rejuvenate.
Only 45 minutes from Auckland, but a world away!
Visit Matakana Coast Wine Country