Matakana Coast And Country Tour (private Vehicle And Guide) - Auckland

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Centrally located Auckland hotels or cruise terminal.
  • Return Details :
    Return to same departure location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This small group tour from Auckland to Matakana and the surrounding country visits a local Pottery, The Honey Centre, the historic village of Puhoi, an early Bohemian settlement and the stunning coastline and beaches of one of our beautiful National Parks. View beautiful farmland and the ancient 800 year old kauri tree on this friendly tour.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included

Know More about this tour

This tour from Auckland to Matakana and the surrounding countryside will take you over Aucklands Harbour Bridge, and follow coastal roads, stopping frequently for views and photo opportunities of our stunning North Shore beaches.

North of the city limits, we will visit the Honey Centre near Warkworth which boasts New Zealands largest display of live bees, where a huge range of honeys are available for tasting. There is a wide range of honey-related skincare products, ointments, honey mead and fruit wine for sampling and purchase.

The tour visits Matakana village and the renowned Morris & James Pottery where a tour will guide you through the processes of manufacturing their stunning works. The huge showroom displays a wide range of their hand crafted pots, wall art and sculptural pieces.
Lunch will be provided at a local country cafe.

Passing rolling farmland and vineyards, we stop at the hidden gem of Parry Kauri Park and Warkworth's Early Settlers Museum. Here you will see 600 and 800 year old kauri trees. A short bush walk gives an opportunity to hear and see native birdlife among the bush and ferns.
The community run Museum gives a glimpse into the local history of this region.

At the historic village of Puhoi you can imagine how it was to live here in the 1800s. Visit the old Hotel and the tiny Library built by the Bohemian Settlers who arrived around 1863.
Plenty of time for photos and perhaps even a beer while sitting in the sun.



Local guide

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Bottled water


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Traveler Reviews

  • 11-Jun-2017

    I and my wife loved every bit of it and of course, our tour guide was absolutely amazing. The best place to see the beauty of New Zealand, book this tour.

  • 21-Jan-2017

    John was a very good driver/guide, the car very comfortable and the tour most enjoyable.

  • 11-Feb-2016

    Fantastic tour. The Tours was great, guide was fantastic. Great day