Our local guide Liz Bays from Warkworth Lodge will pick you up from Auckland airport, and whisk you up to her boutique and inviting accommodation, only 45 minutes drive from Auckland. Once you have relaxed and freshened up, Liz will guide you to a great range of local restaurants and bars for your evening meal.
Day 1 Tour: After a continental breakfast, Liz will take you around the corner to local “Chocolate Browns”, for an exquisite chocolate tasting tour, as all products are hand-made in their shop, accompanied by premium NZ coffee. Dependent on the tides, we will visit either Te Hana Maori Village, or Mahurangi Oysters, followed by a visit to the local wool retail store, and a Winery Lunch with superb wine tasting. Afterwards, a pleasant beach walk to discover more local Maori history, and drive back to lodge around 5pm.
Day 2: 9am Liz will drive you about 20 mins to another local iconic café, “Leigh Eats”, for stunning coffee & homemade treats, followed by a Pakiri Beach 1 hour horse ride. We then head to beautiful Brick Bay winery for lunch and sculpture trail, taking in a visit to Matakana pure, a local innovative water company, or the Matakana olive oil co-op where you can meet the owners, and on the way home, another wine tasting or crisp craft beer! Tour ends around 5pm.
Total Per Person: NZD $1,880
* Minimum 2 people required for this tour
*Costs include airport transfers return, twin share/double accommodation, continental breakfast, coffee, lunch, wine tasting on tours.