Detecting Private Trails

| May 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Vineyards, wine, beach life including surfing, swimming, fishing and boating. Plus horse trekking, markets, New Zealand artists in residence and more.

Just staying here in an award-winning vineyard might satisfy your deep wishes for discovery and adventure. But this is the Matakana Coast, not just a premium wine-growing and farmers’-market area but also renowned for magnificent beaches and stunning natural beauty.

Above: Takatu Lodge & Vineyard

You’ll logically want to devise a trail of your own around the vineyards – there are also Winery Tours. But then lift your eyes for more clues. Pakiri Beach offers exhilarating walks and the chance to gallop horses through the waters’ edge. Tawharanui Regional Park is almost 600 hectares of protected natural habitat with New Zealand birds and wildlife including Kiwi and thrilling ecology, coastal and Maori trails; it’s suitable for all ages and levels of fitness and always voted a favourite. The boldest will trek to the top of Mt Tamahunga, tallest mountain in the Auckland Region, with views of land, ocean, islands and Auckland City, less than an hour away.

5 Star Experiences For The Whole Family
5 Star Kids adore exploring the beaches, the pathways of Tawharanui Park and the challenge of Mt Tamahunga. Suspect anything watery is possible from surfing to glass-bottom boats. Grown-ups love learning about premium Matakana wines, golfing at Omaha and following the Brick Bay Sculpture trail. No-one resists Sheepworld’s amazing acts.

Image: Scott Venning

Beaches spoil you with choice and every imaginable water sport including scuba diving and glass-bottom boat explorations at Goat Island Marine Reserve. The Matakana and Mahurangi rivers invite you to kayak or canoe to hidden inlets, the coast or inner islands. Gardens include stunning Omaio Matakana Garden and the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, where local artists display in a natural bush and vineyard setting. Sheepworld features sheep and dog shows where you interactively learn about the facts of New Zealand’s rural life.

Phew! Is that enough clues? Once here, you’ll detect many more and succeed to discover trails to the times of your lives.

Takatu Lodge & Vineyard
518 Whitmore Road, Matakana, New Zealand
T ++64 9 423 0299 | E | W 

Reproduced with full permission from:
Navigate Confidential – Awesome Adventures: The Very Best for 5 Star Kids and Adrenaline Junkies
published by Navigate Oceania.


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