mahurangi river winery

Wineries in Matakana Albariño, Rousanne and Viognier — future wine stars of New Zealand? This trip through Auckland wineries takes us to Mahurangi River Winery, located in the Matakana region. Mahurangi River Winery is a small winery, founded in the end of 90s of last century. It was the time when they planted their Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet […]

What to do from our B&B? Adventure & Great Fun Mahurangi Oysters – just yum! Oyster fans be warned: going for a jaunt on the Shuckle Ferry will raise your shellfish expectations forever. Never again will you settle for anything but the freshest, juiciest bivalves. Andrew and Lisa Hay from Mahurangi Oysters have been farming the […]


A Day Out in Auckland Staying out of the city but feel a like taking a day trip before returning to the peace and quiet of Mahurangi West? Here are some great ideas for some fun Auckland activities. Explore New Zealand’s largest city. Find free activities and recommended activities and make the most of your time […]

matakana farmers market

Matakana: Looking for Places To Eat? The pretty township of Matakana is heaven for foodies, discovers Catherine Smith – NZ Herald I owe Matakana an apology. I’d previously dismissed it as Remuera-in-the-country and I’d driven on through to the Tawharanui Peninsula. How wrong I was. A winter weekend in the pretty riverside town convinced me that this […]

Kawau Island

Coastal Sandspit The journey from Auckland to the northern town takes less than an hour and is the place to board the ferry to Kawau Island. Sandspit is a coastal settlement seven kilometres from Warkworth on the Mahurangi Peninsula. Snells Beach is to the south and the popular bohemian village of Matakana is to the north. The trip […]

Thermal spa

Sunday drive: Waiwera (Rodney News Archive – NZ Herald) At just 47 km from central Auckland on the Hibiscus Coast, Waiwera is a doozy of a day trip. If you time your journey right, you can easily be there in under three-quarters of an hour – although it might be wise to press on as […]

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