Auckland: Great Tastes of Matakana Full Day Tour
- 7 Hours
- 7 Hours
- On request
Experience the food, wine and arts of Matakana Coast where you're informed and entertaining guides make it an exhilarating "assault on the senses" day out.
Leave the bustle of the city and relax on the one hour drive north through the rolling green hills and past beautiful coastline before arriving at The Honey Centre. Here you find New Zealand's largest display of live bees and a huge range of honeys available for tasting as well as honey mead and fruit-wine. Then visit Ransom Wines and taste their award-winning wines.
Nearby, in the heart of Matakana Coast Wine Country, is the ideal combination of gourmet and retail therapy - Morris & James Pottery, where you are greeted by a pure visual spectacle of layer upon layer of design and colour from matt black to luscious red. Lunch is at Mahurangi River Winery with its contemporary New Zealand architecture and wide pastoral views. Tour the winery and barrel room and sample their wine (made only from grapes grown on the property) before taking time to enjoy the local cuisine.
From here Brick Bay Sculpture Trail showcases an ever-changing exhibition of contemporary sculptures by leading New Zealand artists. Sample their hand crafted wines in the unique Glass House building before heading back to the city. The day is rounded off with a stop at Chocolate Brown where they hand-make outrageously fine chocolates.
Duration: 7 Hours
Departs: 9:30 a.m. - Returns: 4:30 p.m.