Located approximately an hour north of Auckland City, Matakana Coast is a stunning quiet township abutting the stunning Dome Forest. Matakana Coast is characterised by market gardens, crafts, orchards, beaches, rolling green hills and fine local wines. more
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Creating innovative and imaginative self-drive itineraries tailored to your own requirements. If you have a desire to indulge your senses with spectacular food and gold medal wines during your visit, then this is the itinerary for you - a self-drive tour of New Zealand created specially for lovers of great food and fine wine.
Mobile-friendly - A unique experience you don't want to miss! Auckland's original boutique Food and Wine tasting tours. Skilfully combining stunning coastal and rural scenery with the best wines and food. Small, intimate and personalised tours. Includes: door-to-door service, and lunch with wine. Full and half-day options. Wine writer Phil Parker is your friendly guide.
Wine Tour provider to Tourism New Zealand for wine & scenic tours in Auckland - Visit Villa Maria Estate, the Matakana & Kumeu Wine regions and Waiheke Island - Personalized group 2 -10 passengers, spacious, modern, air-conditioned Ford Transit minibus. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012-2018 ( 5 stars 7 years) Fantastic full or half-day options.
Mobile-friendly - Experience Auckland's boutique wine on a relaxing wine tour which includes a vineyard lunch. Join the Bush & Beach afternoon tour to Kumeu in West Auckland to visit 3 of its locally owned heritage wineries. This small group tour with an experienced guide includes a visit to the stunning West Coast beach of Muriwai.
Mobile-friendly - Our small group tours throughout New Zealand offer a more flexible and fun experience to ensure our guides show you more amazing sites in between our top destinations. Our day trips from both Auckland & Queenstown take you to the most popular sites in Aotearoa including Hobbiton, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Rotorua, Milford Sound & Wanaka just to name a few.
Elite Tour Connections have provided dedicated luxury transport, day tours, cruise ship tours and transfers for visitors to New Zealand, business and corporate clients and New Zealanders travelling overseas, for over 20 years. From the comfort of our vehicles and level of service to our local knowledge and the calibre of our drivers, our reputation is unequalled.
Mobile-friendly - An extraordinary selection of unique small group tours. Premier experiences using the most qualified people, personalities, locations and knowledge. Our trips range from guided adventure and dive tours through to educational tours with marine mammals. We are constantly striving to build greater ecological awareness of the highly sensitive and vulnerable nature of the environment.
Mobile-friendly - Explore Auckland's amazing outer Hauraki Gulf with fully guided and catered charters to Great Barrier Island, Little Barrier, the Hen & Chicken Islands and Mokohinau Island group. Sight-see, dive, snorkel, kayak, bird watch and learn about the Gulf’s amazing ecology and conservation efforts. Complimentary use of snorkel gear including masks, fins and wetsuits and use of 2 sit-on-top kayaks.
Our passion is the beauty of New Zealand's natural wonders and its amazing flora and fauna. Our small group day eco tours from Auckland take you to see the wonders of Tawharanui (home to the NZ Brown Kiwi and many of NZ's native birds). Small group eco tour to the Waitakere Ranges, Piha Beach and the photogenic Karekare Falls.
Mobile-friendly - Enjoy a romantic weekend away, corporate retreat, wedding destination, holiday with the family or a short break with friends. It doesn't matter what excuse you use to spend more time on the truly unique, scenic and historic wonderland of Kawau Island, or destinations in the greater Hauraki Gulf, Kawau Water Taxis & Kawau Cruises can ensure a hassle-free occasion.
Mobile-friendly - 'Coastel' self-contained Motel Accommodation, Boatshed style cabins and a short stay Motorhome and Caravan RV Park. Leigh Central is an accommodation and events venue on the pristine Matakana Coast, close to Goat Island Marine Reserve. Function Spaces and Commercial Kitchen. Now completely renovated and transformed from its former life as the old Leigh Hotel. Only one hour north of Auckland.
Mobile-friendly - Contemporary, two-bedroom, designer-furnished house with majestic views in every direction. Private hilltop retreat, with plenty of room to dream, bathe in the sun, read, paint, drink in the 360-degree views of oceans, mountains and forests of Rodney District and Matakana Coast Wine Country. Delightful private residence located just one hour north of Auckland and five minutes from Matakana village.
Mobile-friendly - Matakana Motel is located in the heart of Matakana Village, home to the vibrant Saturday Farmer’s Market. There are 17 newly refurbished units consisting of seven studios and ten two bedroom self-contained family units all with air-conditioning. Motel facilities include a small kid’s playground & trampoline, tepid swimming pool, BBQ’s, guest laundry, SKY TV, gym facilities and unlimited Wi-Fi.
Auckland Tours – personalised day trips. For great sightseeing in Auckland, Matakana wineries, markets, Goat Island snorkelling or golf tours get in touch. We specialise in delivering personally hosted day trips and longer tours to Auckland, the Matakana Coast, Northland and other parts of New Zealand.
We are truly privileged to live here, we love providing accommodation and sharing this place with our guests. Rakautata loosely translates to 'standing trees' and the native New Zealand bush that provides a backdrop to our B & B is truly beautiful – full of native birds. We provide two large sunny rooms each have a Queen-sized bed and tiled ensuite.
Mobile-friendly - Saltwater Eco are the Matakana Coasts premiere Surf and Snorkel specialists. We offer a fantastic range of surf and snorkel lessons, tours and rentals for all ages and abilities. We lead by example actively promoting best practice and responsible recreation, whilst delivering quality experiences that will excite, energise and most importantly connect you to New Zealand's incredible natural environments.
Mobile-friendly - Salty Dog Inn offers Old English charm luxury accommodation, a fully licensed restaurant and bar and conference facilities in a peaceful rural setting on the beautiful New Zealand Pacific Kowhai Coast. Enjoy comfortable and stylish accommodation in either deluxe studio with one super king bed, or executive suite with two super king size beds.
Mobile-friendly - Discover and experience the real Auckland as locals do with SEEN AUCKLAND. Enjoy private, unforgettable, Auckland tours and experiences with a local guide, expert in Auckland's sights and lifestyle. Bespoke urban and country tours, often along unexpected routes, guarantee you unique and exclusive experiences. Half, Full and Multi day tour options for Auckland and beyond. Anything is possible. Enquire now.
Mobile-friendly - The perfect wedding venue, minutes from Matakana. This idyllic venue offers magical spaces in the lodge or in the exquisite marquee seating 10 to 130 guests for the wedding of your dreams. Nestled on private estuary and native bush, creating the perfect backdrop for wedding and ceremonies. Exclusive venue with accommodation. Fully inclusive packages for complete peace of mind.
The Tawharanui Marine Reserve is the fifth marine reserve in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, New Zealand’s 'national park' of the sea. This area is a very special with over 50 species of fish recorded in its waters including stingray, eagle ray, moray, conger eels, red mullet, bigeye, red moki, blue maomao, spotty, koheru, snapper and spiny lobster.
NZ family-run homestay boutique luxury lodge surrounded by 20acres of native bush. Expansive views of the Brynderwyn Range, golden-sand beach of Te Arai and islands off the coast. Beautiful accommodation, organic permaculture gardens, garden-to-table dining, yoga-studio, spa and pool, and a strong sense of wellness and environmental sustainability are all part of Te Arai Lodge's unique offering.
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Amazing Maze N Maize - Shipwrecked 2019
Ahoy Mateys! Avast all ye landlubbers and scallywags! All ye buccaneers and sea dogs! Legend tells of a place in Auckland where paths are cut through a sea of corn. A place where there be buried treasure and “X” ...
Where: Amazing Maze 'n Maize, Karaka, Auckland
Address: 833 Kingseat Rd, Karaka, Auckland
From: 10:00am on Friday 28th December 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 28th April 2019
Spookers for Kids - Taste of Terror
Strictly for 8 years. This is a tour of the Spookers Haunted House with 1 in character tour guide, plus a self-guided tour of Disturbia in 3D. There are no other actors. The tour consists of some scares, along with a ...
Where: Spookers, Karaka, Auckland
Address: 833 Kingseat Road, Karaka, Auckland
From: 11:00am on Friday 28th December 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 28th April 2019
Cheese and Wine Flight
House Bar is offering guests a taste of New Zealand with their new signature cheese and wine flights, a special pairing of award winning local cheeses lovingly combined with a selection of handpicked New Zealand drops ...
Where: DeBrett's Kitchen, CBD, Auckland
Address: 3B O'Connell Street, CBD, Auckland
From: 5:00pm on Tuesday 5th March 2019
To: 10:00pm on Sunday 28th April 2019
Sinarella is a heartfelt twist on the children’s story Cinderella, performed with a South Auckland flavour. Written by Goretti Chadwick and Sean Coyle, the story follows the adventure of a young woman called Sinarella, ...
Where: Mangere Arts Centre - Nga Tohu o Uenuku, Mangere, Auckland
Address: Corner Orly Avenue & Bader Drive, Mangere, Auckland
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 18th April 2019
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 27th April 2019
Royal Easter Show
Coinciding with school holidays, this year’s event brings a massive line-up of entertainment, circus acts, FMX shows, Looney Tunes Live Show, carnival rides, sideshows, exhibits, plus an A&P Show that has been running ...
Where: ASB Showgrounds, Epsom, Auckland
Address: 217 Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland
From: 10:00am on Thursday 18th April 2019
To: 10:00pm on Monday 22nd April 2019
Belgian Chocolate Easter Extravaganza
With Belgium being the home of chocolate and Easter being the season of chocolate the two just go hand in hand! That's why this Easter we're celebrating at De Post with a 4 day Willy Wonka spectacular chocolate ...
Where: De Post, Mt Eden, Auckland
Address: 466 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland
From: 11:00am on Friday 19th April 2019
To: 11:00pm on Monday 22nd April 2019
Easter at Eight
Make Easter extra ‘chocolatey’ at Eight. Along with all your favourite dishes at our eight kitchens, the dessert bar will be ‘choc full’ of delicious chocolate desserts at lunch and dinner. Wrap your tastebuds ...
Where: Cordis Auckland, CBD, Auckland
Address: 83 Symonds Street, CBD, Auckland
From: 12:00pm on Friday 19th April 2019
To: 10:00pm on Monday 22nd April 2019
School Holidays Night Market
Sylvia Park night market is open on Mondays from 5pm! Come for a treat (or two!) and dine on a variety of the best cuisines and delicacies from all over the world! The kids are sure to enjoy the culture and ...
Where: Sylvia Park, Mt Wellington, Auckland
Address: 393 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, Auckland
From: 5:00pm on Monday 15th April 2019
To: 11:00pm on Monday 22nd April 2019