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Gibbs Farm – The perfect place for a visit by Auckland Getaway Visitors and International Tourists alike that stay at Matakana Country Lodge.

Matakana Country Lodge New Zealand Travel Art Sculptures Gibbs Farm

This week Garth and I were invited to join some friends for a “day out in the neighbourhood.”

They wanted to show us what our guests could accomplish in a day – something a little different.

We were chauffeured in a limousine supplied by Warkworth Tours and taken first to Gibbs Farm located 20 … click to read complete article…

Matakana 2013 Fruitloop Run & Walk –
Things to Do and Summer Events in Matakana Wine Country
Near Auckland, New Zealand

Matakana Fruit Loops Race & Charity Walk Event Summer Events in Matakana Wine Country Near Auckland New Zealand

The Matakana Fruit Loops Race & Charity Walk Event is fairly new to the Matkana area, and was started just three years ago to raise funds for some local causes. It’s evolving into one of the most popular and most fun summer things to do in the Matakana wine region!

The “Fruitloop” name of the … click to read complete article…

New Zealand’s Famous Pink Sheep Are Not a New Breed – See Pink Sheep Show Attraction at Sheep World in Warkworth/Matakana, NZ

Pink Sheep Sheep World Breed Attraction Matakana New Zealand NZ

Did you know that there are pink sheep in New Zealand? There are! They are located at the Sheep World attraction in the Warkworth / Matakana area, which is a theme park of sorts themed, of course, around sheep.

After taking a guest on a road trip to the Bay of Islands, we decided … click to read complete article…

Best Matakana Food & Wine, Cafes, Pubs, Vineyards & Fine Dining Experiences – Restaurants in the Matakana Coast Wine Region

Matkana Fine Dining Quince Restaurant Dessert Warkworth New Zealand Hotels Bed Breakfast

From roadside fresh produce stands to family owned cafes, local pubs, wine tasting platters, and multi-course fine dining experiences, Matakana is a destination for both food and wine lovers.

Eating out is one of the many pleasures of the Matakana Country Lodge guests (and the Matakana Country Lodge owners)!

We have experienced … click to read complete article…

Matakana Coast Beaches, Islands, Bays, Reefs & Rock Pools –
World Class Beaches, North Island, New Zealand Things To Do

Matakana Coast Beaches Ocean Surfing Fishing Swimming Water Sports Auckland Area Holiday Hotels Bed Breakfast

The beauty of the Matakana Coast is well-known on the New Zealand North Island, offering easy access to beaches, islands, bays, reefs and rock pools. Each Matakana coastal area has its own distinctive features which allow visitors to experience a wide range of New Zealand’s natural beauty within a leisurely driving distance.

The … click to read complete article…

Auckland Wine Region Vineyards

Auckland Wine Region Matkana Vineyards Tours Tastings Overnight Accommodations Bed Breakfast

The Matakana coast is sometimes also referred to as the Auckland Wine Region and is home to many boutique family-owned wineries, Each Matakana area vineyard is unique and crafts its wine in a distinctive manner.

Matakana is a relatively new to the New Zealand wine industry, but the high quality wines are highly regarded … click to read complete article…