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Junction HANDBOOK YOUR GUIDE TO THE MATAKANA COAST AND BEYOND PUHOI - WAIPU

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junctionmag.co.nz Managing Director/Publisher Bianca Howlett +64 21 117 2833 bianca@junctionmag.co.nz Editor Christine Sheehy christine@christinesheehy.co Advertising Sophie Carew hi@junctionmag.co.nz Distribution Clinton Howlett +64 21 024 04015 clinton@junctionmag.co.nz Design Tracey Stimpson Sarah Goslin 2BD design@junctionmag.co.nz General Enquiries hi@junctionmag.co.nz Contributors Roberto Buzzolan, Kate Arbuthnot, Katherine Norman, Deon Hamilton, Deen Hall, Kirsty Millar, Carlie Blanchett-Burton, Cimino Cole, Helen Jeffery, Brijana Cato, Gavin Matheson, Louise Munro, Craig Rohloff Front & Back Cover Omaha Beach Photo Credit: Roberto Buzzolan Styling: Kate Arbuthnot Printed by Inkwise NZ Published by Junction Media Ltd All content featured in the Junction Handbook is subject to copyright in its entirety and may not be reproduced in any form without permission from the Publisher. Views expressed in the Junction Handbook are not necessarily those of the Publisher. Any material supplied for publication is at the owner’s risk. All information is believed to be true by the Publisher at the time of printing.


CONTENTS 4

General Information

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Junction Observant Winners

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Seeing the Region

LOCATIONS 8

Puhoi & Mahurangi West

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Warkworth

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Mahurangi East

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Kawau Island

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Matakana

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Leigh

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Wellsford, Te Hana & Kaiwaka

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Mangawhai & Waipu

ACTIVITIES/EVENTS Weddings

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Services

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Map - Matakana Coast

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Collectable Trail

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Wine Trail

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Art Trail

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Beaches

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Campsite

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Playgrounds

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Calendar

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Index

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GENERAL INFO

Puhoi www.puhoinz.com Warkworth i-Site Visitor Information Centre 1 Baxter Street, Warkworth 09 425 9081 www.matakanacoast.co.nz Warkworth Area Business Association www.warkworthbusiness.org.nz Matakana Coast Wine Country www.matakanacoast.co.nz Matakana Information Centre Matakana Cinemas Foyer, 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 09 422 7433 www.matakanainfo.org.nz Leigh By The Sea Leigh Business Community www.leighbythesea.co.nz Wellsford www.wellsford.co.nz Kaiwaka www.kaiwaka.co.nz Mangawhai Information Centre 221 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads Magical Mangawhai The Mangawhai Business Development Association www.mangawhai.co.nz

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Photography by Roberto Buzzolan Model Sophie Crean Location Brick Bay Sculpture Trail


Junction observant award WINNERS 2016 Our readers voted – here are the top businesses on the Matakana Coast Cafes, Takeaways & Eateries

Personal Services

Winner - Matakana Market Kitchen Chocolate Brown Chocalatier & cafe Viet Q Foods The Dough Puncher Leigh Eats

Winner - LOVEnails Matakana Hair Co Blush Beauty Lounge Smith Hairdressing Oasis Massage

Restaurants & Bars

Winner - Smith’s Bar & Restaurant Leigh Sawmill Café Wharf Street Bistro Matakana Village Pub Brick Bay Winery

Wineries & Breweries

Winner - Brick Bay Winery Sawmill Brewery Ascension Wine Estate Ransom Winery Omaha Bay Vineyard

Home, Giftware & Art Galleries

Winner - Morris & James Pottery Green with Envy MooiMooi Rummage Matakana Art Matakana

Clothing & Accessory Stores

Entertainment, Activities & Tours Winner - Matakana Cinemas Brick Bay Sculpture Trail Goat Island Marine Discovery Glass Bottom Boat Mahurangi Oyster Shuckle Ferry Matakana Country Park

Accommodation

Winner - Riverside Matakana Whangateau Holiday Park Sandspit Holiday Park The Beach House Kawau Island Martins Bay Holiday Park

Food Stores & Suppliers

Winner - Charlies Gelato Garden Warkworth Butchery Chocolate Brown Chocalatier & cafe The Village Butchery Mahurangi Oysters

Winner - Bach Surf Summer Sessions Katya Maker Boutique Revival Clothing Heavenly Soles

JUNCTION OBSERVANT AWARDS

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COVERING THE ENTIRE REGION

Gulf Eco Charters DIVE - SNORKEL - KAYAK SIGHTSEEING

SKYWORK HELICOPTERS

Fully guided & catered charters to Great Barrier Island, Little Barrier, the Hen & Chicken Islands and Mokohinau Island group. We offer 3hr coastal cruises, half / full day charters, or overnight packages. Individual or group bookings welcome. Complimentary use of snorkel gear, kayaks & fishing rods.

Take a view from above -  the glistening seas and long white sand beaches surrounded by pockets of dense native bush and boutique vineyards, producing a stunning myriad of colours for you to absorb.  We can drop you at or nearby the vineyard of your choice, to complete your magical Matakana experience.

Sandspit Marina, 1287 Sandspit Road, Warkworth

09 422 9514 | 021 831 938 www.gulfecocharters.co.nz

09 422 7018 www.skyworkhelicopters.com

Matakana Tours

BlueBelle

Meet the locals, taste the produce, soak up the scenery. Indulge in artisan food and world-class wine on our popular food and wine tour; meet local producers and be inspired by the passion they have for their craft. Other tours available, from craft beer to wellness, gardens and art.

The cutest little caravan available for holiday hire, just for two, at your location. She is basically a gorgeous bedroom, painted in fresh white with delightful vintage lace curtains. The beds come with crisp white cotton sheets and can be configured as twin singles or a double. Free delivery on the Matakana Coast.

www.matakanatours.co.nz 09 422 2505 | info@matakanatours.co.nz

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www.boutiquebarn.co.nz | 021 123 7511


SERVICES

Bayleys Rodney North - Living and Loving the region. With offices in Warkworth, Omaha Beach, Matakana, we are a full service real estate agency specialising in residential, commercial, country, lifestyle and waterfront sales. We are passionate about this beautiful region which boasts one of New Zealands truly great lifestyles. With stunning beaches, rolling land, vineyards, regional parks, orchards and forest, it’s all on offer in the North. We’re not just passionate about real estate. Community is the lifeblood of New Zealand and at Bayleys we are involved in a lot of community initiatives and causes throughout New Zealand, and particularly in Rodney North. We are passionate about where we live and about our communities. It’s a strong part of our culture and values. Our sponsorships include Warkworth A&P Show, Mahurangi Junior Rugby, Make a Wish, Matakana School, Springboard, One Warkworth Business Association, Plunket, Omaha Beach Golf Club, Omaha Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Warkworth and Wellsford Hospice, Mahurangi East Tennis Club and Mahurangi East Bowling Club. So why choose Bayleys? 1. We are a family business and the firm family values that fuelled Bayleys initial success still anchor our approach to business today. 2. We employ the best people and invest significantly in their training and resources to ensure that we achieve the best possible results for our clients. 3. Bayleys marketing reach can’t be matched - accessing local, national and international buyers. 4. Our track record of results and success and the testimonies of our clients and the results that we have achieved speak for themselves 5. Innovation is at the core of what we do. We are proud to lead the industry and create new initiatives, and we always look to improve on what we are doing.

Bayleys Rodney North Talk to us about your real estate requirements Warkworth, Matakana and Omaha offices 09 425 7640 Mackys Real Estate Limited, Bayleys, Licensed under the REAA Act 2008

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PUhoi & Mahurangi West Rich in Bohemian history, Puhoi curves around the ‘slow river’ that gives the village its name. Just below the village hall lies the landing site of the first European settlers who arrived by canoe in 1863, drawn by the promise of land, yet unprepared for the rugged conditions. The settlers were met by local iwi, who would teach them how to fish, snare birds and eat from the bush. Renowned for its colourful pub, Puhoi now boasts cafés and an artisan cheese factory, and is a popular milestone on Te Araroa, the national walkway. The village is also a gateway to much of the 900-hectare Mahurangi Regional Park Estate, from Wenderholm to Mahurangi West.

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Puhoi Church by Louise Munro

A day out in Mahurangi West

Visit Waiwera, a seaside resort with natural hot springs and a spa, then hike to Wenderholm the long way around Maungatauhoro, for spectacular coastal views.

Te Muri is the region’s hidden gem, a secluded beach destined to stay that way thanks to successful lobbying by passionate locals determined to keep it car-free. Access is over a farm track past the historic cemetery (3 hours return), or by kayak across the estuary from Wenderholm. Long-term plans include bicycle and horse trails, a pathway across farmland to Pūhoi and a possible chain link ferry.

Sullivans Bay is a popular picnic, camping and swimming spot. At low tide, kids will enjoy rock hopping towards Pudding Island.

School up on local history in the Bohemian Museum in the old convent at Puhoi.

Walk a section of the Te Araroa trail from the swingbridge at Remiger Road to Puhoi domain. The valley views are glorious in autumn.


PUHOI & MAHURANGI WEST

Puhoi River Canoe hire

LOTHLORIEN WINERY

We offer a safe leisurely unguided kayak adventure paddling on the Puhoi River which meanders 8 km (2hrs) from the historic Puhoi Village to the scenic Wenderholm Regional Park. We supply full instruction, superior equipment and a return courtesy shuttle. Bookings essential. Open 1 September - 30 June.

This organic feijoa wine is kicking up a stir, most who try it fall in love and we’re not JUST talking about the wine! Certified organic and naturally lighter in alcohol, Lothlorien’s award-winning feijoa wine comes in medium or dry bubbly & dry still. Try our velvety feijoa & manuka honey liqueur.

84 Puhoi Road, Puhoi Village 09 422 0891 | 027 284 1672 www.puhoirivercanoes.co.nz

09 422 5846 www.lothlorienwinery.co.nz

ARBONNE New to New Zealand! Vegan, organic, gluten-free skincare, cosmetics, babycare, sunscreens and spa treatments - we have it all! Taking nature’s gifts as inspiration, and blending it with high science and true innovation. Each and every product is carefully formulated and crafted with potent botanicals to enhance your beauty, health and wellness, and improve your life, inside and out. Get in touch to learn more or book your free skincare demo. Independant Consultant Sam Mothersole 021 2344949 | www.samanthamothersole.arbonne.com

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WARKWORTH Perched at the head of the historic Mahurangi River, the town of Warkworth has a friendly vibe and a relaxed pace. Throughout the late 1800s the river was the town’s lifeline, bustling with passenger steamers and scows transporting timber, cattle and flour, as well as lime and cement used in the construction of downtown Auckland. Built in 1908 in nearby Whangateau the restored scow Jane Gifford is moored at the town basin and available for summer sailings and charters. Flat-bottomed scows were the indispensible workhorses of early settler communities, able to navigate creeks and tidal estuaries, and remaining upright even at low tide for easy loading of stock and freight.

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Town Basin by Deon Hamilton

A day out in Warkworth

Small people love feeding the ducks on the riverbank, then wandering along the boardwalk to the hill at Lucy Moore Memorial Park for rolling and sliding.

At high tide, launch your kayak or paddleboard by the skate ramp and head upstream to the dam beneath the town bridge or down river to the ruins of the historic Wilson’s Cement Works (a great spot to walk the dog).

The Warkworth & Districts Museum is a local gem with an impressive collection of pioneering treasures to intrigue young and old. Kids love the original town jail, post office and World War II army hut and the short boardwalk trail through the native bush and giant kauri trees of Parry Kauri Park.


Wilson’s Cement Works by Katherine Norman

Warkworth Cement Works

The flooded quarry at the old Wilson’s Cement Works is a popular freshwater swimming hole. Teens love lounging under the willows and “bombing” off the banks. Suitable for confident swimmers only.

Kowhai Scenic Reserve by Deon Hamilton

Kowhai Scenic Reserve

Kowhai Scenic Reserve by the infamous Hill Street intersection has a short, pretty track through native bush past abandoned lime kilns. Great for little explorers.

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WARKWORTH | ENTERTAINMENT

SHEEPWORLD Running out of ideas for your next big day out? Sheepworld is just around the corner for your next fun-filled day of activities! Find out why we’ve got such great reviews from all ages saying “until you go, you just won’t get how great Sheepworld is!” Our daily sheep shearing and dog shows (running 11am – 2pm everyday) are “not to be missed.” We also have a lovely eco-discovery trail through native bush, a natural adventure playground, an interesting shop, a café and a farmyard full of animals. Only five minutes north of Warkworth. SH 1, Warkworth 09 425 7444 | www.sheepworldfarm.co.nz WARKWORTH | FOOD & WINE

Ransom Winery & Winebar Ransom Wines has established a reputation for its range of elegant wines, all grown and produced on-site from both rare and classic grape varieties. The beautiful vineyard views and stylish New Zealand architecture make this winery and wine bar a must-stop for a memorable wine tasting experience or delicious lunches in peaceful surroundings. “To miss Ransom Wines is to miss out on a real gem...a great range of wines. ”Cuisine Wine Country“... highly acclaimed for the elegance and finesse of its Bordeaux blends and for the great food and wine experience in its wine bar.” Australian Gourmet Traveller Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 46 Valerie Close, Warkworth 09 425 8862 | info@ransomwines.co.nz | www.ransomwines.co.nz

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WARKWORTH | FOOD & WINE

COFFEE CAPSULES 2U We make it easy to go good with your Nespresso compatible coffee capsules. Get good coffee at a very good price (for locals $45 per 100 capsules). Buy from a Warkworth business with personalised service and free local delivery. Keep your coffee out of landfill with our return & recycle option. Get in touch with Patrick today 0274 809 507 | coffeecapsules2u.co.nz

WARKWORTH WARKWORTH BUTCHERY BUTCHERY

We We take take great great pride pride in in the the fact fact that that everything everything you you buy buy from from us us has has been been prepared prepared here here in in store store from from start start to to fi finish. nish. We have a large range of small goods, We have a large range of small goods, many many are are gluten, gluten, dairy dairy and and MSG-free. MSG-free. All All our our meat meat is is free free range, range, and and we we have have aa good good range range of of organic organic cuts cuts and and game game meats. meats. 10 10 Queen Queen Street, Street, Warkworth Warkworth 09 425 9947 09 425 9947 www.warkworthbutchery.co.nz www.warkworthbutchery.co.nz

WARKWORTH | ACCOMODATION

Wharf Street Bistro Overlooking the river in the heart of Warkworth, Wharf Street Bistro is a charismatic eatery serving heart-warming food. The decor is intimate and warm, relax and enjoy fabulous cocktails on the sunny balcony.  The petite but highly-acclaimed menu includes fresh seafood, organic meat, delicious vegetarian dishes and an excellent selection of local wine and craft beer. 6 Wharf Street, Warkworth

09 422 2511 | www.wharfstreetbistro.com

WARKWORTH

BRIDGEHOUSE Central, Accommodation, Bar and Restaurant overlooking Mahurangi River SEPARATE FUNCTION ROOM 16 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth 09 425 8351 | www.bridgehouse.co.nz

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WARKWORTH | SHOPPING

GUTHRIE BOWRON

Katya Maker Boutique

Talk to the experts at Warkworths One Stop Decor Shop. 120 years in paint and wallpaper! Thousands of fabrics to choose from for all types of custom made drapes and blinds with free house calls. Stockists of Occasional furniture, home-wares and Da Vinci Chalk Paint and accessories. Winners of Store Of The Year 2015/16.

Warkworth’s premier designer clothing, shoe and accessories boutique, with an eclectic mix of hand-picked exclusive pieces from New Zealand and Europe. Katya Maker Boutique prides itself on its everchanging “on-trend” selection of garments you will love to wear. They specialize in one-on-one service, so request an appointment for personalized attention and exceptional customer service.

12 Mill Lane, Warkworth 09 425 8187 windows.gbw@gmail.com

17 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth 09 422 3359 | www.katyamaker.com

SHOP HOSPICE Unique treasures and bargains - just look for the bright pink Hospice Shop signs. • Tickled Pink: 58 Queen Street, Warkworth, 09 425 0534. Retro, vintage and collectables. • Warkworth Shop: 58 Queen Street, Warkworth, 09 425 0534 Clothing, bric a brac and homeware • Wellsford Shop: 181 Rodney Street, Wellsford 09 423 9578. Great clothing and homeware • Shed 29 (Tues - Sat) 29 Glenmore Drive, Warkworth 021 927 520 Furniture, homeware and clothes • Garage Sales (Wed 7am-11am) 09 425 9535 - 51 Woodcocks Road, Warkworth Furniture, clothing, homeware, whiteware, tools and the unusual or unexpected

09 425 9535 | www.warkworthwellsfordhospice.co.nz Opening days now (Tues – Sat) and the phone number is 021 927 520 14


WARKWORTH | SHOPPING

FLOORING XTRA

McDonald Adams Optometrists

You’ll really love the feeling of a Flooring Xtra Floor. Getting the right flooring advice is vital right through from product selection, colour, installation and after care. Whether it be carpet, vinyl, wood or tiles choose the best flooring option with the help of your local Warkworth Flooring Xtra team.

Our stunning range of sunglasses can be worn off the shelf or fitted with your prescription lenses. Enjoy reduced fatigue, amazing clarity and comfort. Graduated tint, mirrored or polarised lenses for driving, sport or relaxing. Let us dress your eyes for summer.

21 Glenmore Drive, Warkworth 09 422 2275 | www.flooringxtra.co.nz

41 Queen Street, Warkworth 09 425 9646 | www.mcdonaldadams.co.nz

POMS AWAY

REKINDLED

Poms Away can supply you with all the little treats you miss from the UK. Jaffa Cakes, Walkers Crisps, Galaxy Chocolate, Irn Bru, Midget Gems. Come on in and have a browse. If it’s not on the shelf, let us know and we will try and source it for you.

Focused on restoring and creating individual pieces of furniture, we are a team of two and restore all items on site. We have enthusiasm and passion for bringing life back into what we call ‘yesterday’s treasures’. Come and visit our Warkworth studio, new furniture added weekly. Open Tues-Sun.

7/62 Queen Street, Warkworth 09 422 2273 6 Roulston Street, Pukekohe 09 238 8631 www.pomsaway.co.nz

WARKWORTH

50 Wilson Road, Warkworth, Sarah 022 426 1568 Sharon 021 022 14731 facebook.com/rekindled.warkworth

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WARKWORTH | SHOPPING & GALLERIES

EAGLES REST

We put innovation and functionality into sustainability. Unique and wonderful gifts! Handcrafted and locally sourced materials. 021 257 1230 | www.eaglesrest.co.nz

Kleur Gallery & Makerspace

An eclectic art gallery with a makerspace offering glass bead making and glass fusing classes. 2A Kapanui Street, Warkworth 029 562 2511 | inge@kleurgallery.com

Alchemy Sculptures

Sculptor Paul Beaurepaire

Commissioned sculptures, fountains, gateposts, artificial rockwork, metal castings, gifts. Twin Stream Road, Warkworth 021 123 4540 www.facebook.com/AlchemySculptures/

Of Hand and Heart Gallery Come experience the gallery where your senses are immersed in visual & tactile treats wherever you look. You’ll find the work of regional painters, sculptors and pottery from over 50 different craftspeople. Plus a selection of silk dresses from top American designers, as well as jewellery & fibre arts. 19B Queen Street, Warkworth

(up the Yellow Brick Road behind Cafe Ginger)

09 425 8855 | ofhandandheart.jimdo.com WARKWORTH | HEALTH & BEAUTY

Borgo Di Chianti Luxury bed & breakfast. Studio of art, design and wearable art. Open summer weekends 2pm – 6pm. 73 Valerie Close, Warkworth Opposite Ransom Winery chianti.nz@gmail.com | 021 222 9612

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HEALTH DETECTIVE HEALTH DETECTIVE

Scientific Natural Medicine Scientifi c Natural Medicine Challenging Health Concerns Challenging Health Concerns Naturopathy, Nutrition, Indigo Biofeedback Naturopathy, Nutrition, Indigo Biofeedback Gut Health & Allergy Specialist Gut Health & Allergy – Specialist Toxicity – Chemicals Virus Toxicity – Chemicals – Virus Josephine Baker 021 222 9612 Josephine Baker 021 222 9612 Chianti.nz@gmail.com Chianti.nz@gmail.com Borgo di Chianti – Warkworth, Auckland Borgo di Chianti – Warkworth, Auckland


WARKWORTH | HEALTH & BEAUTY

CANDI SOO FITNESS A personal fitness training facility set on six acres on the outskirts of Warkworth. In addition to daily personal training and group fitness sessions Candi runs special fitness retreats. Ranging from a weekend yoga sanctuary to healthy eating seminars. Families, companies, individuals – this is a great opportunity for local members to grab a healthy break and exercise with like-minded people.

Hairdressing with ethics. Muse team listen to your needs and create beautiful hair. Up-to-date colouring and cutting techniques, and beautiful products. We don’t use harsh chemicals. Flat whites and organic teas. Experience the difference.

120 Goatley Road, Warkworth info@candisoo.co.nz | 09 422 3412

27 Lilburn Street, Warkworth 021 641 683

Muse Hair

Boost Chiropractic We are a vitalistic wellness focused team that believes good health should be yours for a lifetime. Named New Zealand’s Best Emerging Practice 2016 by the NZ Chiropractors Association, we pride ourselves on great customer service and fantastic results, whether you’re a long time local or a regular visitor to the Warkworth and Matakana area. Having a brain and body that are communicating clearly with each other is vital to functioning at your optimum and enjoying living the life you want. Call our friendly team and find out just what chiropractic care can do for you! Boost Chiropractic 16 Alnwick Street, Warkworth 09 425 9888 | www.boostchiro.co.nz

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Mahurangi East Sandspit, Snells Beach, Martins Bay, Algies Bay and Scotts Landing Grab your togs and fishing gear – the waters of Kawau Bay are known for sparkling seas and abundant fish life, not to mention the spectacular views to Kawau Island and beyond. Visit Scandrett Regional Park and explore the restored homestead and farm buildings on the water’s edge. Or follow the winding road down to Scotts Landing, where the former hotel and homestead was once a popular overnight stop on the steamer route to Auckland. Kids will love the safe swimming, good climbing trees and the low tide walk out to Casnell Island.

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Highfield Garden Reserve by Deon Hamilton

A day out in Mahurangi East

Walk, ride or scooter along the beachfront promenade at Snells Beach. You’ll find plenty of shade, playgrounds and coin-fed barbeques.

Take a carrot or an apple to feed the donkeys at Highfield Garden Reserve and enjoy 180° panoramic views of Kawau Bay. A short track leads down through the bush to Algies Bay.

Explore the rocks at Scandrett Bay at low tide. Or follow the Mullet Point Loop track from the carpark to the pa site at the point, taking a short detour down to Martins Bay on the way back.

Martins Bay has a campground, all-tide boat launching off the beach, a swimming pontoon in summer and great views to Moturekareka and beyond.


MAHURANGI EAST | ENTERTAINMENT

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail An inspirational outdoor gallery experience. Discover over 50 large-scale sculptures set in a sublime landscape: the trail meanders past lakes, vineyard, open pasture and into native forest.

THE SHUCKLE FERRY – OYSTER FARM TOURS

Open 10am-5pm daily | 09 425 4690

Our surveyed barge, captained by certified skipper and long-time oysterman, Andrew Hay, will take you to harvest our delicious oysters on the Mahurangi River. We will guide you through the art of shucking an oyster and then the eating begins. Bookings essential, contact Andrew & Lisa Hay.

17 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach www.brickbaysculpture.co.nz

09 425 5652 | 021 746 401 www.mahurangioysters.co.nz

Adults $12 Students $10 Children $8 (under 5’s free) Seniors $10 Family Pass $35

MAHURANGI EAST | FOOD & WINE

brick bay Winery The Glass House is the spectacular home of Brick Bay Wines and gateway to the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail. Our chefs create contemporary NZ cuisine, inspired by our farm produce, orchards, gardens and local ingredients. Enjoy all day dining with our highly acclaimed range of handcrafted wines. Open 10am-5pm daily | 09 425 4690 17 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach www.brickbay.co.nz

MAHURANGI EAST

Little & Local Locally roasted Rush coffee, hand made food, gluten free, low carb and vegan options. Warm friendly environment. Mahurangi Shopping Centre, Mahurangi East Road, Snells Beach Open 7 days, 8am-3pm, breakfast and lunch. 09 425 5582 | info@littleandlocal.co.nz www.facebook.com/littleandlocal

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MAHURANGI EAST | ACCOMODATION

MARTINS BAY HOLIDAY PARK MARTINS BAY HOLIDAY PARK

Martins Bay is a holiday park like no Martins Bay is aon holiday parkoflike no other - perched the edge a beautiful, other perched on the edge of a beautiful, long, sandy beach. long, sandy beach. 287 Martins Bay Road, Martins Bay 287 Martins Bay0982 Road, Martins Bay Mahurangi East Mahurangi East 0982 09 425 5655 | 0800 mbhpark 09 425 5655 | 0800 mbhpark www.martinsbayholidaypark.co.nz www.martinsbayholidaypark.co.nz mbhpark@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz mbhpark@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz 21 Hampton

Petite bed & breakfast, absolute beachfront with spectacular views of Kawau Bay. Elegant, casual & peaceful. 21 Hampton Mews, Whisper Cove, Snells Beach 09 422 3514 | www.21hampton.co.nz

SNELLS BEACH MOTEL The perfect base, ideally located in the very heart of the Matakana Coast. Impeccably presented with style, maximum comfort and a warm welcome. Seasonally heated swimming pool with views over Kawau Bay. Indoor spa pool. Walk to stores, cafes and restaurants. Discover us and you’ll keep coming back. 09 425 5021 | www.snellsbeachmotel.co.nz MAHURANGI EAST | HEALTH & BEAUTY

The Beach Loft - SNELLS BEACH

Massive sea views, privacy, a nurturing environment and great hospitality. Jude: 021 073 3005 beachloftsnells@gmail.com

Saundarya Spa Ayurvedic Skin Care & Beauty Therapy Rejuvenate mind, body & spirit… Combat the stress and strains of life. Let us indulge you in a synergy of gentle techniques and exotic ingredients customised for your unique skin and body type. Massage-Facials-WaxingManicures. Stockists of Ayurda and Nimue Skin Care. 250a Mahurangi East Rd, Snells Beach 09 425 5012 | www.saundaryaspa.co.nz

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MANGAWHAI

Pakiri Beach – beautiful white-sand beach, wild surf, walk your dog

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Swim & snorkel with the fish

MAP KEY Kowhai Local Bus Route Ferry Crossing i-SITE Visitor Information Visitor Information Public Toilets Shops/Stores Petrol/Diesel Camping Dumping Station Boat Ramp Medical Centre Postal Service Regional Park Te Araroa walkway Walking tracks Scenic drives

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Snorkel here Point Wells

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Best camping ever, mountainbiking, surfing, swimming, heaven!

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Walk Tawharanui Open Sanctuary – predatorCatch a free native wildlife reserve snapper here

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Warkworth Museum & 1000-yearold kauri

Mansion House

Great short walks

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Rock fishing Harbour kayaking Discover by sea Historic Scotts Landing Scott homestead 37

Bohemian village

MAHURANGI EAST

Rock fishing Sullivans Bay

Home to dolphins, orca and an occasional Southern Right whale

Walking, beaching and camping out here Camping and kiwis

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Kawau Island It’s just a short boat ride from Sandspit Wharf, but bushclad Kawau Island is a world of its own. Most of the island is privately owned, so there are no connecting roads. But what it lacks in traffic noise it makes up for in birdsong - watch out for wekas, fantails, grey warblers and peacocks strutting their stuff on the lawns of the historic Mansion House. This imposing residence was once home to Governor George Grey and offers an intriguing glimpse of colonial New Zealand. Grey was a keen collector of plants and animals, introducing many exotic species to the island and sharing ideas with renowned scientists from around the world, including Charles Darwin.

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Mansion House bay by Helen Jeffery

A day out on Kawau

Mansion House Bay is a popular overnight anchorage and picnic spot, with a large grass reserve and good walking trails. Walk to Ladies Bay, follow the Redwood Track, or take the miners’ trail via Dispute Cove to the old copper mine. Founded in 1844, this is believed to be New Zealand’s first underground mining operation and the chimney still stands. Return to Mansion House by the old coach road.

The gentle curving beach and clear waters of Vivian Bay offer superb swimming, while boaties and divers can take their pick of secluded coves around the island.

Drop in on the Kawau Boating Club for a beer or a meal overlooking Bon Accord Harbour. Members can also take advantage of hot showers and laundry facilities (anyone can join).


KAWAU ISLAND

KAWAU SPECIALIST

Kawau Island Experience

DAVE JEFFERY DAVE JEFFERY Whether areare buying or selling Whetheryou you buying or selling use the benefit of Dave's uniqueunique 13 use the benefit of Dave's 13 years experience living and working years’ experience living and on the Island. working on the Island. Dave Jeffery +64 21 951 038 Licensed Salesperson (REAA 2008)

Dave Jeffery M +64 21 951 038

Licensed Salesperson (REAA 2008)

Your one stop shop for self contained accommodation at Kawau Lodge, sleeps up to 6 people in 3 queen rooms, lovely views with all tide jetty in sheltered North Cove. Water taxi available from Sandspit to Kawau Island or explore the island and surrounding area onboard the “Dolphin Endeavour” with one of our tailor made tours, including a trip to the Kawau Boating Club. 021 951 038 | mail@kawaulodge.co.nz www.kawaulodge.co.nz

BON ACCORD BAR & BISTRO Kawau Boating Club Nestled inside the iconic and historic Kawau Boating Club, the Bon Accord Bar and Bistro is open to the public, fully licenced (incl off-licence) and serves up brilliant breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Petrol, diesel, water, ice, bait plus general store items available. Get there in your own boat or catch a ferry from Sandspit. 09 422 8845 | www.kawauboatingclub.nz clubhouse@kawauboatingclub.nz

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MATAKANA Surrounded by vineyards and stunning beaches, the historic village of Matakana has become one of Auckland’s must-visit destinations. Founded in the 1840s, the town became known for the riverside sawmill, brickworks, creamery and abundant local produce. Today Matakana has a vibrant creative scene, a friendly community with an entrepreneurial spirit and a fine selection of restaurants, eateries and watering holes. The popular Saturday Farmers’ Market on the site of the old timber yard features abundant local artisan produce and live music in a pretty riverside setting. Little ones will enjoy the petite adventure playground tucked behind the main stage and the short walk along the river to the waterfall. Pop next door to the Matakana Market at the Old Dairy Factory, for collectables, art, handcrafts, clothing and gifts. Bring plenty of cash as queues for the ATM can be long.

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Omaha by Deon Hamilton

A day out in Matakana

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Children will enjoy the petting zoo, farm trail and playground at the Matakana Country Park. Walk or cycle from the village all the way to Omaha Beach or Point Wells, following the sculptural markers made by local pottery, Morris & James. The stunning views across orchards to Omaha are worth the climb. Omaha Beach is a local favourite for running, walking and swimming. The northern end of the spit is home to endangered dotterels, while the estuary side is great for paddleboarding and water skiing at high tide.


Matakana Markets by Craig Rohloff

Point Wells Jetty

At high tide head to the sleepy seaside village of Point Wells, and pick one of the jetties along Riverside Drive for deep, clear water swimming. Kids love the pontoon at the boat ramp too, with pretty views across to Big Omaha Wharf, once the hub of the district.

Anchor Bay by Deon Hamilton

Anchor Bay

Tawharanui Regional Park features some of Auckland’s finest beaches, with sweeping stretches of sand, steady surf and stunning views to Little Barrier. Older kids and teens enjoy the low-tide climb around the rocks to the mermaid pool. The park is home to kiwi and endangered takahē​, so pick up a map from the ranger’s hut at Anchor Bay and follow the ecology trail or one of several longer hikes.

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MATAKANA | ENTERTAINMENT

Matakana Bicycle Hire

Bike repair workshop and sales. Wine Cycle tours - corporate, hens, stags. MTB tours. Freedom hire. Matakana Country Park, 1151 Leigh Road 09 423 0076 | info@matakanabicyclehire.co.nz

THE MATAKANA MARKET

Arts & Crafts. Saturday 9am – 2pm Enquiries welcome The Old Dairy Factory, Matakana Valley Road 09 422 7104 | matakanamarket@gmail.com

OMAHA BEACH GOLF CLUB

Played the game for life lately? Enjoy golf in a relaxed and friendly environment. 09 422 7551 | omahagolf.co.nz

SALTWATER ECO

NZ’s eco-focused surf and snorkel specialists. Offering lessons, tours and outdoor education on the Matakana Coast. www.saltwatereco.co.nz | 021 04 33 184

BLUE ADVENTURES Owned and run by adventure-lovers Tony and Nina, and highly recommended on Trip Advisor, the award-winning Blue Adventures offers kiteboarding, SUP and wakeboarding lessons at locations around the Matakana Coast and in Auckland. We provide you with a safe and fun way to learn these amazing water sports. 022 630 5705 www.blueadventures.co.nz

MATAKANA COUNTRY PARK Located one hour north of Auckland, Matakana Country Park hosts a wide range of familyfriendly activities, from the animal experience, miniature ride-on train, horse and carriage rides and adventure playground, to a spot of shopping at the Craft Co-op, Art Matakana Gallery or The Gold Shop for custom-made jewellery. Work out at The Circuit Room, relax at The Remedy Room, or visit Military Arts for your team experience! Have breakfast or lunch at Bramble Café, refresh at Smith’s Bar or dine at Stables Restaurant. Fun for all the family (and loads of parking too). Campervans welcome. 1151 Leigh Road, Matakana | info@matakanacountrypark.co.nz 029 292 1252 | matakanacountrypark.co.nz | facebook.com/matakanacountrypark

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Matakana Cinemas Enriching local culture since 2006, our boutique cinema is situated in the heart of the vibrant Matakana Village. See the latest Hollywood hits, family features and arthouse gems as you relax in the most stunning surrounds while sipping a delicious local wine or beer. 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 09 423 0218 Book online: matakanacinemas.co.nz

MATAKANA RIVER TOURS Take time out on Matakana’s newest attraction. Daily one-hour public tours over the high tide. Private two-hour cruises, perfect for staff functions and birthday groups. 021 046 9426 | www.matakanarivertours.co.nz MATAKANA | FOOD

A LOCAL FOOD EXPERIENCE

Explore the Matakana Farmers’ Markets with chef and tutor Mark Griffiths. Meet local artisan food producers, taste and learn, collect ingredients, then cook up a storm at The Gourmet Within’s purpose-built commercial kitchen and stylish dining room.

www.thegourmetwithin.co.nz T: 021 160 6701

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Charlies Gelato Garden

The Gourmet Within

Charlies is modelled on a ‘gelateria artiginale’ where the gelato is made fresh each day from the best available ingredients. Gelato and sorbetto made on premises, ‘ice cream’ cakes, wood-fired pizza over summer, fresh fruit in season, meringues and other goodies, espresso coffee. Summer hours 9am-5pm, 7 days.

Visit local food producers or farmers’ markets with chef and tutor Mark Griffiths. Taste and learn, then cook up a storm in TGW’s fabulous teaching kitchen. Or let us organise a team MKR challenge, a group cooking class or enjoy a private dinner cooked by your personal chef.

17 Sharp Road, Matakana 09 422 7942 | www.charliesgelato.co.nz

021 160 6701 | www.thegourmetwithin.co.nz

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JIN JIN

HERON’S FLIGHT For a moment of pleasure and rest: join us at our charming cellar door for a personalised tasting of wines handcrafted from the Italian grapes Dolcetto and Sangiovese. Relax with carefully matched food platters, or picnic amongst the olives. 49 Sharp Road, Matakana 09 950 6643 | contact@heronsflight.co.nz

Our menu is based on traditional Asianstyle dishes, made with locally sourced produce. Think roast pork bàhn mi rolls (a popular pick up lunch) or chilli king prawns with a side of crisp green papaya salad. Options for meat eaters, vegan and gluten free. Fun space, asian-inspired cocktails, fully licensed and takeout available. 44 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 09 945 0909 facebook.com/jinjinmatakana

Omaha Bay Vineyard Omaha Bay is a boutique, family-owned vineyard and winery with stunning views across Omaha Bay to Little Barrier Island. We are passionate fourth-generation New Zealand wine growers, using sustainable viticulture practices to produce premium quality wines that are distinctive, stylish and handcrafted to the highest standards. Our tasting room and cellar door is open Friday to Sunday. We are located just a few minutes’ drive from Matakana Village and Omaha Beach and right beside the Matakana to Omaha Walkway & Cycleway. Stop in and enjoy a glass of wine or a delicious vineyard platter. You can be sure of a warm welcome. 169 Takatu Road, Matakana 09 423 0022 | www.omahabay.co.nz

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MATAKANA SMOKEHOUSE

The Matakana VILLAGE PUB

Using only the best antibiotic-free, sustainably farmed and caught ingredients to make smoked and cured goods by incorporating longstanding traditional methods. Everything is made to order so you only get the freshest finished product. Contact us for customised orders.

Come and see why we are the number one rated restaurant in Matakana*. Enjoy a great day out in our fabulous surroundings relaxing with one of our great range of beers or wines and indulging in food from our award-winning restaurant. Our setting is beautiful. See you soon!* Trip Advisor September 2016 Available for private and work functions.

www.matakanasmokehousenz.com hello@matakanasmokehousenz.com Michael 020 4010 7815 Sophie 020 4067 5417

11 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 09 422 7518 | www.thematakana.co.nz

Plume the Vineyard Restaurant At Plume we believe a great meal is not just about the food and wine, it is a complete sensory experience. Our chefs use the best of local ingredients, together with herbs from our potager, figs, feijoas and citrus from our orchard and olive oil from our own Plume, the vineyard a ‘must on olive grove to createrestaurant, world-class dishesvisit’ in a relaxed environment. The restaurant is Plume, the vineyard restaurant, a ‘must visit’ on set in ayour spectacular location, offering glorious 180 degree views of vineyards, journey vineyard through Matakana. journey through Matakana. fields,your valleys and mountains. For opening hours please call or visit www plumerestaurant.co.nz 09 422 7915 | reservations@plumerestaurant.co.nz ForSharp opening call|orreservations@plumerestaurant.co.nz visit www plumerestaurant.co.nz | www.plumerestaurant.co.nz 49a Roadhours | 09please 422 7915 Plume, proudly the house of Runner Duck Wines.

Plume, proudly the house of Runner Duck Wines.

49a Sharp Road | 09 422 7915 | reservations@plumerestaurant.co.nz

Plume Café

For coffee, fresh pastries, artisan sourdough breads, or an elegant lunch with a 19/04/16 10:01 am glass of fine wine, relax in the tranquil gardens of Plume Café, above the river in 19/04/16 10:01 am Matakana Village. 1335 Leigh Road, Matakana | 09 423 0390

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THE VILLAGE BUTCHERY Come to our small place and discover the huge taste! We have a wide range of homemade sausages and smallgoods, free range meats, and special cuts to order. Check out our weekly specials. Stop in at The Village Butchery and stock up for the weekend!

THE TUCK SHOP

66 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 09 422 7012

2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana

THE SMOKO ROOM AND Sawmill Brewery Sawmill is an independent, New Zealand owned brewery run by a small and talented team. Sawmill started brewing in 2004 on the site of what was a local timber mill established in the 1860’s. Our brewing is underpinned by this heritage of craftsmanship and tenacity. It’s a real privilege to make beer and gratifying to hold our day’s work in a glass. We want our beer to taste clean and to honour the ingredients. These beers have a heritage and yet making them up north will always give them an edge.   Having brewed for years in Leigh we are stoked to now be in new premises just out of Matakana at 1004 Leigh Road. It means a great deal to us to be able to open the Smoko Room, a place in the brewery for conversation, community, food and drink. Come visit Mike and Kirsty and the Sawmill crew. 1004 Leigh Road, Matakana See our website for the opening hours: www.sawmillbrewery.co.nz | 09 422 6555

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Quinta Feijoas

Organic OFNZ certified feijoas fresh and frozen. Feijoa chutney, jam and jelly. 09 422 9031 | www.quintafeijoas.co.nz

Takatu Olives Our award-winning certified extra virgin olive oil is delicious. Our trees and fruit are Mediterranean varieties which we carefully tend with enthusiasm and apply maximum respect to the land – therefore producing our consistently high quality extra virgin olive oil. We welcome ‘oil tasting’ bookings and gate visits. 57 Takatu Road, Matakana 09 423 0496 | www.takatu-olives.co.nz

THE 7TH SISTER The 7th Sister is a collection of fabulous restored one-off furniture pieces and unique home wares. An eclectic mix ranging from funky retro to French chic.

Protea Patch

Open Fri , Sat and Sun 9:30am-3pm over summer. From Labour weekend to Easter weekend.

Specialists in proteaceae and other hardy coastal plants. Including Proteas, Leucadendrons, Banksias, and Grevilleas.

Crn Sharp and Matakana Road, Matakana www.the7thsister.com

MATAKANA | SHOPPING & GALLERIES

545 Matakana Road (near corner Anderson Rd) 09 425 8277 | 027 576 8563

Bach Surf As winner of the 2016 Junction Observant Awards - Best Clothing Store, prides itself in providing friendly and efficient customer service. Stocking the world’s leading surf brands Tigerlily, Havaianas, Hurley, Billabong, RVCA, O’Neill, Rip Curl, Roxy, Quiksilver, Spy Optic, Electric, Oaskley, Nixon, Reef, Patagonia and Rusty. 19 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 09 422 7477 | www.bachsurf.nz

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Board & Batten interior design Providing a complete design service for new builds, refurbishments, and renovations, Board and Batten encompasses all of your interior and exterior design requirements. Our showroom displays stunning designer furniture, fabric, lighting and finishes, and features exquisite tropical-style ceiling fans, engineered timber, and beaten copper tap and sinkware for kitchens and bathrooms. 897 Matakana Road, Matakana 09 422 7891 | www.boardandbatten.co.nz

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BEELINE LEATHERGOODS We manufacture high quality handmade leather goods and Beeline Shirts NZ cotton shirts. After many years in Devonport we have relocated to Waipu and have a small retail outlet in South Road. On Saturdays we can be found at The Matakana Market in The Old Dairy Factory in Matakana Valley Road. 13 South Road, Waipu 09 432 0988 | margaret@beelineshirts.co.nz

River Nile Linens

Green with Envy

Experience the luxurious soft feel of our pure Egyptian cotton sheets or the crisp freshness of our Turkish cotton or percale cotton bed linen, designed and made in Matakana. Make to measure service available – we are specialists in luxury boat bed linen.

We are a homeware & gift store with an emphasis on clean, simple design.

988 Matakana Road, Matakana 09 422 9286 | www.rivernilelinens.co.nz

(next to Charlie’s Gelato Garden)

john crockett jeweller + goldsmith

Goldsmith, ring maker, diamond setter, designer of special pieces made with precious gems and metals, and expert repairer of gold jewellery. Now resident at Matakana Country Park on Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment. Phone to discuss your needs or visit my studio. Matakana Country Park 1151 Leigh Road, Matakana 021 311 272 | john@johncrockett.co.nz www.johncrockett.co.nz

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Our range of carefully curated products include indoor & outdoor furniture, homeware, lighting, children’s toys, jewellery and a new clothing collection. Cnr Matakana & Sharp Roads, Matakana 09 422 7554 | www.greenwithenvy.co.nz

Kana Collection Kana Collection offers a selected range of unique soy candles and diffusers inspired by the beautiful area of Matakana. Our luxurious hand-poured candles and diffusers are created using only the highest quality, environmentally friendly soy wax and scent to infuse any area of your home. 027 829 6660 info@kana.co.nz | www.kana.co.nz


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MATAKANA BOTANICALS

MATAKANA VILLAGE BOOKS

Matakana Botanicals creates unique body care & room fragrance ranges inspired by local regions where they grow, source and harvest natural ingredients. Home also to well-known Kiwi brands, Earths Botanics, Apothecary & Great Barrier Island Bee Co. Our special location is also available to hire for private functions & weddings.

Matakana Village Books is an amazing little bookshop located in the iconic Matakana Village. We have a huge range of books, the latest in fiction to the best in non-fiction, a wonderful selection of children’s books and we are well known for our great selection of cards for all occasions.

09 422 9216 | matakanabotanicals.co.nz

2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana (lower level) | 09 423 0315 www.matakanavillagebooks.co.nz books@matakanavillagebooks.co.nz

MOOI MOOI MATAKANA

Mr Soft Top

MooiMooi (pronounced Moy Moy), meaning Beautiful Beautiful, has a uniquely curated range of furniture, homewares, ceramics, art and gifts. Plenty of parking and free delivery locally and central Auckland. Voted Top 3 homeware store on the Matakana Coast.

Every dog deserves a little luxury and Mr Soft Top has you covered. From merino tees, wool coats, hand knitted custom sweaters to cosy beds and accessories made in NZ for all dogs. Visit us most Saturday mornings.

650 Matakana Road, Matakana 021 424 999 | www.mooimooi.co.nz

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38 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 021 419 888 | www.mrsofttop.com

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The Red Barn Antiques

Summer Sessions Matakana

Established for over 40 years, The Red Barn offers an amazing array of items for sale. From wonderful rustic garden furniture, to quality antiques, old tools, china, old crocks, a genuine old Baltic pine kitchen table and dresser, Lace label clothing, beautiful crisp white linen tablecloths, doilies and silver cutlery.

Summer Sessions Matakana is a surf, skate and street store in Matakana. Brands include: Seafolly, RPM, iLabb, Huffer, Vissla, Vans, Santa Cruz, Volcom and more. Surf lessons as well as surfboard, paddleboard, and bodyboard hire are available at the Summer Sessions Surf Centre (trailer) at Omaha Beach near the surf club.

190 Matakana Road, Matakana 09 425 8960

44 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana www.summersessions.co.nz | 09 283 3598

TRIO SOY CANDLES

TWIG AND BLOOM

Visit Trio Soy Candles and discover our beautiful range of natural soaps and candles, all lovingly handmade right here in Matakana. With our extensive range of fragrances, you can be sure to find something for everyone — and that something extra special just for you!

We love creating bouquets at Twig and Bloom, and it’s such a privilege to do this on your big day. Arrange a meeting with one of our wedding consultants and let us help choose the perfect flowers that will work with your theme and style, tailor made to your requirements.

304 Matakana Road, Matakana 021 028 43938 www.triosoycandles.co.nz

2 Matakana Valley Road (lower level) 09 423 0091 flowers@twigandbloom.co.nz www.twigandbloom.co.nz

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ART MATAKANA Featuring regularly changing exhibitions from up and coming or renowned New Zealand contemporary artists. Also sculptures, prints, glass and jewellery. 1151 Leigh Road Matakana Country Park 09 422 9790 | www.artmatakana.com

Mudwiggle Boutique Prints on paper and ply, painting, and photography by Katherine Norman. www.mudwiggle.co.nz, facebook.com/mudwiggle, instagram.com/hellomudwiggle

Fine artists. Joinart us by forinvited wine and nibbles from 6pm Friday 20th January Raising funds for Warkworth Wellsford Hospice.

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20-22 January 2017 Matakana School Hall warkworthwellsfordhospice.co.nz

Fine art by invited artists. Raising funds for Warkworth Wellsford Hospice. 20-22 January 2017 - Matakana School Hall www.warkworthwellsfordhospice.co.nz | 09 425 9535

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PIECE GALLERY Piece Gallery presents a curated collection of beautifully handcrafted objects, jewellery and sculpture by creative makers from around New Zealand. With an eye for detail and distinctive New Zealand flair, pieces from Piece Gallery ensure your Matakana experience and memories are captured in timeless style. 2 Matakana Valley Rd (lower level) 09 422 9125 | www.piecegallery.co.nz

the vivian gallery

The Vivian provides a very personable gallery experience in the tranquil country setting of Matakana. Offering a relaxed atmosphere we provide our visitors with outstanding, contemporary works from renowned New Zealand artists. The Vivian is often referred to as a ‘hidden treasure’. Join our mailing list for what’s on. 39 Omaha Valley Road, Matakana 09 422 9995 | www.thevivian.co.nz thevivian@thevivian.co.nz

Morris & James Matakana Using clay harvested from the banks of the Matakana River, the artisans at Morris & James create a vast selection of colourful ceramics, pots, home décor and gardenware, all created on-site in expansive buildings that house the Morris & James showroom and pottery factory. Coffee, cakes & lunch are also available at The Pottery Café, which has a beautiful outdoor setting and kids’ play area close by. A Matakana institution, the pottery was established in 1977 and is a must-see destination. Local pottery also available to purchase online. Open 7 days, 9am – 5pm. Free factory tours 11.30am daily. 48 Tongue Farm Road, Matakana 0800 768 8379 | www.morrisandjames.co.nz

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The Secret Garden aka Matakana Sculptural Habitat. 20 unique natural sculptures in a garden setting. 545 Matakana Road, (near corner Anderson Rd) 09 425 8277 | matakanasculpturalhabitat.co.nz MATAKANA | HEALTH & BEAUTY

KIRI YOGA Ashtanga yoga classes to improve your strength, health and flexibility. Friendly small group with plenty of individual attention. Kiri Sutherland has over 15 years experience teaching yoga and welcomes all levels including absolute beginners. Classes are held behind the main hall 43 Matakana Valley Rd. Evening sessions and Saturday mornings. www.kiriyoga.nz $15 per class or $50 for 4.

Bali Garden A short drive from Matakana Village, this tranquil space and meditative garden displays and sells stoneware and statuary imported directly from Bali. Yoga classes are also held in this healing and nurturing space. Open Friday & Saturday or by appointment. 292 Point Wells Road, Matakana 0274 711 181 | www.balihacienda.com

LOVENAILS

Mu Beauty Clinic

LOVEnails continues to provide the luxury and quality services we are best known for in the beautiful Matakana area. We are excited to announce we offer more that just nails, including a brow bar, cosmetic tattooing, tanning services, tinting, sugar waxing and all nail services. Book in for some you time!

Senior therapist Philippa Hood with over 22 years experience - specialist Facialist Also offering full range of Skin treatments, Massage, Waxing, Manicure and Pedicure, Tinting and shaping and Colour Therapy and Reiki We look forward to looking after you.

021 709 704 | lovenailsnz@gmail.com

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932 Matakana Road, Matakana By Appt. only 0273874368 | info@mubeauty.co.nz

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Matakana Dental Care Matakana Dental Care is a state-of-theart dental centre. Our aim is to provide high quality and affordable dentistry in a caring and compassionate environment. Come in and give us a chance to take care of you and make a small, yet significant difference in your smile and oral health. 3/44 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 09 422 9992 www.matakanadental.co.nz

LIGHT MATA MASSAGE

Enjoy a deeply relaxing, therapeutic, hot stone massage. Smooth volcanic stones are heated in an ultraviolet sterilising cabinet. The warm stones and massage increase blood flow, relieving muscle tension and pain, releasing stored trauma from your body, allowing the mind to let go, clearing negative emotions, balancing energy flow and restoring wellbeing. 320 Govan Wilson Road, Matakana 022 6014075 | nick.merwood@gmail.com

OASIS STUDIO - MASSAGE, BEAUTY & YOGA A secluded day spa nestled in nature, offering wellness and beauty experiences. Massage for health and relaxation. Beauty treatments. Yoga classes. 292 Point Wells Road, Point Wells www.oasis.net.nz | info@oasis.net.nz 021 960 225 Appointments essential

MATAKANA | ACCOMODATION

Bed & Breakfast @ 215 Comfortable accommodation in a rural Matakana setting. One-night stays welcomed 215 Sharp Road, RD2 Warkworth 027 845 4543 | www.matakana215bnb.co.nz

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Beauregard Boutique Accommodation Nestled in the heart of Matakana Coast Wine Region are three tastefully decorated one-bedroom, self-contained cottages. Escape from home, indulge yourself and have a breakaway in the countryside. BeauRegard Accommodation 603 Matakana Road, Matakana Call now and book on 021 803 378 www.beauregard.co.nz


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Sweet 16 Recently renovated, 1950’s bungalow just 5 minutes drive to either Omaha Beach or Matakana Village or take the cycle trails. Accommodates large family groups (sleeps up to 10) for a classic Kiwi Holiday, with full kitchen & dining area, private BBQ deck, good sized backyard with mature trees providing shade. A short walk to a relaxing dip in the clear waters of Whangateau Harbour, with superb fresh fish & chips followed by a rolled icecream from the General Store next door. Book via Airbnb, BookaBach or HolidayHouses; by searching Sweet 16.

The Abbey This funky converted church hall is set in subtropical gardens. Modern Frenchinspired décor, sleeping four with a modern kitchen, bathroom and sunny separate lounge which has a big private deck, perfect for entertaining in the evening. Book via Airbnb, BookaBach or HolidayHouses; by searching The Abbey.

The Chapel Coma and enjoy our unique, converted 1950s church in the heat of this little village. A gorgeous blend of antique and brand new furniture and appliances with delightful, retro, slightly religious-themed décor. Sleeps 6. Book via Airbnb, BookaBachor HolidayHouses; by searching The Chapel. www.thechapel.kiwi.nz

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BLACK AND WHITE BARN

MATAKANA BY THE WATER

Boutique accommodation, ideally situated in the heart of Matakana village. Our architecturally designed property offers comfort and sanctuary. Each suite is a quiet space to sleep, dream or think. Furnished in luxurious detail with a modern, classic style inspired by the fresh, crisp daylight coast and rich night time skies of the Matakana region.

Your B&B by the sea. Only five minutes from Matakana, relaxed, quiet and totally private. The perfect, weekend getaway for you and your partner - leave the hustle and bustle behind. And once you wind down, enjoy all that the wonderful Matakana Wine Country has to offer.

021 121 1602 | blackandwhitebarn.co.nz

34 Martin Road, Matakana 021 940 333 www.matakanabythewater.co.nz

Koru Hideaway Matakana Coast Luxury Accommodation, Where Art and Nature meet www.koruhideaway.co.nz www.holidayhouses.co.nz/properties/60797

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BLACK FERN matakana Special occasions deserve a special place. Celebrating a birthday, wedding or anniversary? Looking for the perfect place for a relaxing week or weekend in the Matakana area? Look no further, a stay at Black Fern Matakana will exceed your expectations! Your hosts Vern and Jenny have stayed in some of the finest lodges in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the USA and Europe. They built on these experiences to design Black Fern to be the perfect place to celebrate your special occasions. Stylish to the max, Black Fern Matakana is a private retreat surrounded by native bush and vineyard views. Get your friends and family together and bring in a gourmet chef to cater a sumptuous meal. Or DIY at • Ideal for: Couples retreats, family the outdoor kitchen by the heated pool. holidays, wedding accommodations, With a spacious open-plan living area executive conferences and large fully equipped kitchen, four • Close to Matakana Village and ensuite bedrooms plus a separate one Omaha Beach bedroom cottage sleeping up to 10, there • Borders the vineyards of Ascension is plenty of space to relax and enjoy your Vineyard Estate celebration. You deserve Black Fern • Fabulous master bedroom suite with Matakana! TV, walk-in closet, luxurious bathroom • Sky TV, free Wi-Fi throughout • Heated swimming pool, outdoor fireplace and kitchen with large grill • Small gym with exercycle and weight gear • Available year round – book your stay today! 021 912 805 blackfernmatakana@gmail.com www.blackfernmatakana.com

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Matakana Outback

Matakana Magic

This brand new boutique cottage is your ultimate country escape. Private, cosy and quiet with serene bush and mountains views yet only five minutes from vibrant Matakana Village. Immaculately presented self-contained accommodation.

A luxury two-bedroom, two-bathroom holiday home just five minutes from Matakana. Featuring a spa pool, a storage shed for your recreational toys, boat etc – this place has it all. Perched high up on the hill with fantastic views. Owners Terry and Ursula will take you sightseeing or fishing. Kayaks and bikes available for use.

844 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 09 422 9514 | 021 558 514 www.matakanaoutback.nz

www.bachcare.co.nz/4099 0274 821105 | www.matakanamagic.nz

RIVERSIDE MATAKANA

SUGARLOAF LODGE

Riverside Matakana, luxury bach style accommodation and conference venue in the heart of Matakana wine country. 17 self-contained quintessential kiwi baches and conference lodge, set amongst 30 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with vineyard and olive groves. Close to the centre of Matakana and all that the region offers.

An impeccably stylish B&B Retreat, set on five-acres of lush countryside, on the slopes of Sugarloaf Hill. Just four minutes from Matakana, with exquisite views over Omaha, to the Barrier Islands. Total peace & quiet romance. Private Suites in the separate Guest Cottage. “A special place” ... a haven of quiet sophistication.

170 Green Rd, Matakana | +64 423 0353 www.riversidematakana.co.nz

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09 423 0460 | 021 022 69 331 www.sugarloaflodge.co.nz


Sandspit Marina. MATAKANA | SERVICES

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LEIGH, GOAT ISLAND & PAKIRI “Leigh By The Sea” has a lively music scene and is well-known for its outstanding fishing, snorkelling and diving, and friendly locals. There’s a stunning sea view around every corner, plenty of walking tracks, and incredible birdlife, so keep your eyes open for kaka, kereru, kookaburras, bellbirds, gannets and blue herons. Where else can you stand waistdeep in clear water, surrounded by fat snapper? Goat Island Marine Reserve – New Zealand’s first - is a national treasure, so bring your mask and snorkel, or take a ride on a glass-bottomed boat. There are rock pools to explore and the Marine Discovery Centre has a touch tank, interactive displays and fun school holiday programmes. Find out more from the Leigh business community at leighbythesea.co.nz

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Leigh Harbour Walk by Katherine Norman

A day out in Leigh, GOAT ISLAND & PAKIRI

At low tide head to Leigh Wharf and follow the trail around the harbour, through bush to a safe swimming beach. Watch out for dolphins along the way.

Off-road runners and mountain bikers will enjoy a morning trot along ridge-top Cape Rodney Road, with spectacular views south to Omaha and north to Pakiri and the Hen & Chicken Islands.

Follow the walkway at the bottom of Wonderview Road to watch the surfers on Daniels Reef.

Pack a picnic and your togs, and follow the tree-lined Ti Point Scenic Reserve trail. There are swimming and snorkelling coves with lots of rocks and trees to climb, and the track is suitable for little ones.

Go walking or horse riding along unspoilt Pakiri Beach. At high tide kids love swimming in the inlet and if you time it right, you can float from one end to the other with the pull of the outgoing tide.


LEIGH GOAT ISLAND & PAKIRI

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TOURS, KAYAK AND SNORKEL HIRE We pride ourselves on making Goat Island as enjoyable and accessible as possible. We provide transport, package deals and accommodation advice. Budget travellers can book online for the Goat Island experience. Our friendly staff, equipment and services are located at the beach, Goat Island Marine reserve. Bookings essential. 09 422 6334 | 027 497 9764 www.glassbottomboat.co.nz

Goat Island dive & SNORKEL Start your #1 under water adventure here! Join one of our guided snorkel experiences, or take your first breath under water with our PADI Try Dive. We also offer the best PADI diving education, from beginner to professional level. Top quality gear hire, snorkelling and scuba, +air-fills. Get sorted before you hit the beach. www.goatislanddive.co.nz 09 422 6925 | dive@goatislanddive.co.nz

GOAT ISLAND MARINE DISCOVERY CENTRE Get up close to NZ marine life without getting wet or sea sick! Come visit the University of Auckland’s public marine education facility just up the hill from the beach. Here you can use our BIGEYE microscope, listen to the acoustics in our sound tunnel, explore our touch tank, shell collection and specimen collections plus help feed our live animals in the tanks! 160 Goat Island Road, Leigh 09 923 3645 | www.goatislandmarine.co.nz

LEIGH, GOAT ISLAND & PAKIRI

FISH - DIVE - FERRY Organising a family event or get together with mates? We can help you organise a fun day out exploring the outer Hauraki Gulf Islands. Apollo departs Leigh Harbour and offers fast comfortable travel, surveyed to carry up to 30 passengers. 021 827 855 | www.outergulfcharters.co.nz

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LEIGH | ACTIVITIES

Pakiri Beach Horse Rides

Enjoy horse riding along splendid isolated unpopulated Pakiri Beach, through native bush and over green farmland. Options include one and two hour rides, half and full day excursions, overnight safaris. 2 day overnighter, 3 and 5 day rides. On-site café, bar and accommodation to suit all budgets. Rahuikiri Road, Pakiri 09 422 6275 | pakirihorse@xtra.co.nz www.horseride-nz.co.nz

Ti Point Reptile Park

Set on the coast in native bush, Ti Point Reptile Park is New Zealand’s only zoo specialising in reptiles. We breed and display many species of native and exotic reptiles. Enjoy viewing iguanas, chameleons, tortoises, tuataras, dragons, alligators etc. A must for a family outing or an organised school visit. Open daily 10.a.m. - 5.p.m.  27 Ti Point Road, Ti Point Leigh 09 422 6021 | www.reptilepark.co.nz

LEIGH | FOOD

Leigh Sawmill Café The Leigh Sawmill Café is the perfect place to spend time out - enjoy a meal, relax in the garden, catch a band and stay the night in our comfortable accommodation just 50 metres away. The café offers delicious gourmet pizza, brunch and dinner menus using fresh local fish, produce from our garden and house-made preserves. Fully licensed with an extensive wine list, alternating selection of NZ beers on tap, cocktails, health drinks & Allpress coffee. We’ve hosted a variety of NZ and international live music over the last 20 years. Visit our website for the latest gigs. Open 7 days, 27 Dec – Easter. Open Thurs - Sun from 17 April. Accommodation available 7 days year round. 142 Pakiri Road, Leigh | 09 422 6019 | www.sawmillcafe.co.nz

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LEIGH | FOOD

THE PICNIC LOUNGE LTD

Your friendly coffee and ice cream take-out, surrounded by beautiful Matheson Bay Beach, waterfall and playground. Grand View Road, Matheson Bay, Leigh Georgie Brebner or Jackie Green 022 120 7727

Leigh Eats

LEIGH | ACCOMODATION

A Coastal Leigh B&B

Clifftop panoramic views, with the sea below. Separate from main house. Children welcome. 5 Penguin Street, Leigh 09 422 6681 | Jiscott65@gmail.com

Fresh local fish and chips, delicious burgers and takeaways, counterfood, homemade gourmet pies and sweet treats. Organic fairtrade Eighthirty espresso, Charlies Gelato shakes, NZ-made cold drink selection. We use sustainable and compostable packaging when possible. Open 7 days 8am-8pm. (Closes 7pm Mon-Thurs until Labour Weekend)

18 Cumberland Street, Leigh

09 422 6035 | www.facebook.com/leigheats18

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Motu Vista

Enjoy your breakaway in one of our stylish new self-contained ‘Coastels’... Think Motel with a seaside vibe! Each Coastel enjoys double glazing, heat pump and deck. Choose from: SAIL – Queen studio, SAND – Twin/ King studio, SEA- Queen separate bedroom + sofabed SPLASH- Queen separate bedroom + sofabed, SUN- King + twin trundler. Accessible.

A new, modern, ground floor apartment with off-street parking and private entrance. one large bedroom with queen size bed, en suite shower, toilet and vanity. Second bedroom with queen size bed. Lounge bed-settee can sleep two. Fully equipped kitchen with oven, induction hob, cookware, microwave,fridge/freezer, pantry. Free Wi-Fi, Freeview TV, CD/DVD player.

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LEIGH, GOAT ISLAND & PAKIRI

10 Lax Crescent, Leigh 021 595 152 | motuvista@gmail.com

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LEIGH | ACCOMODATION & SERVICE

WELLSFORD | SHOPPING

PAKIRI BEACH HOLIDAY PARK Beautifully located, with beachfront and estuary views right from your doorstep. We have plenty of options for your accommodation needs: beachfront cottages, studios, cabins, tent and caravan sites. The 9 km white sand beach is part of the Te Araroa trail. Bring your surfboards and fishing rods. 261 Pakiri River Road , Pakiri 09 422 6199 www.pakiriholidaypark.co.nz

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Wellsford, Te Hana & Kaiwaka In the 1860s, a group of ‘non-comformist’ immigrants settled at Albertland - now Port Albert – on the Kaipara Harbour, as part of the last organised British settlement of New Zealand. The settlement was isolated and many found it difficult to make a living, so moved inland to the more fertile lands. Thus Wellsford was founded and the town’s name is said to be an acronym of those first settler families Watson, Edger, Lester, Levet, Simpson, Foster, Oldfield, Ramsbottom and Dibble. Today Wellsford is a busy country town, with a proud sporting history and easy access to the Kaipara Harbour to the west, and Pakiri Beach and Te Arai, to the east.

Dome Valley Bush Track by Deon Hamilton

A day out in Wellsford, Te Hana & Kaiwaka •

The Albertland & Districts Museum tells the rich history of local pioneers.

Magpies will enjoy foraging for treasures through the many antique, vintage and op shops on Wellsford’s main street.

Walkers will enjoy the Dome Valley Trail through native bush to the lookout, with views across the Mahurangi Peninsula to the Hauraki Gulf. The track links up to Govan Wilson Road above Matakana and forms part of the Te Araroa trail.

The Tanekaha Forest between Kaiwaka and Mangawhai has several popular trails.

Visitors young and old will enjoy a guided tour through Te Hana Te Ao Marama - Maori Cultural Centre. The traditional Maori Village provides a unique 17th Century insight into pre-European Maori life within a papakainga and pa.

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Mangawhai The affectionatelydubbed ‘Magical Mangawhai’ has two distinct townships linked by a causeway – Mangawhai village to the south west of the harbour, and Mangawhai Heads to the north east. From the deep-water estuary, dramatic sand dunes, and popular surf beach with ‘crocodile rocks’ framing harbour and ocean, to the famed cliff top walk, Mangawhai’s natural playground is diverse. The area is also rich in Maori history. Mangawhai means ‘stream of the stingray’, a theme that persists in local art and architecture. Once a backwater surfie town, Mangawhai is now firmly on the map as a desirable place to live and play, with vineyards, cafes, a well-known chocolate factory, art galleries, farmers’ market and a golf course.

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Mangawhai Heads at sunset by Deon Hamilton

A day out in Mangawhai

Beach or estuary – spoilt for choice, the little folks will enjoy safe estuary dipping (watch the current). Kayaking is a great option too. Endless fun can be had at the surf beach, patrolled in summer by voluntary surf lifesavers.

Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ) – an epic outdoor location for all ages and stages! Skatepark, bike tracks, multi sports court, playground and BBQ facilities – this impressive facility is leading the way.

Mangawhai Museum – a showcase of Mangawhai’s best stories, unfolding from a dynamic new building. Be sure to learn about the saving of the harbour entrance, an inspiring tale of teamwork and determination.

Mangawhai Walks – dubbed the ‘walking capital of the North’, Mangawhai celebrates these incredible walks with its annual Walking Weekend, ending on a high with a Food and Wine Festival. It pays to book ahead!


Ding Bay by Katherine Norman

WaipU A small town big on Scottish heritage, Waipu is best known for its vibrant annual festivals – the Highland Games and Tartan Week. The Waipu Caves are seriously impressive, with one of the country’s largest stalagmites, glow-worms and lime formations (take care – it can be slippery!). Follow the coastal trail from Waipu Cove to Ding Bay and check out the Pancake Rocks. Newbie surfers love Waipu Cove, while the more experienced prefer the punchy waves, golden sands and shady pohutukawas at nearby Langs Beach.

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MANGAWHAI | ENTERTAINMENT

Mangawhai Museum

THE THE AFRICAN AFRICAN TOUCH TOUCH

Have Have you you dreamt dreamt of of Africa Africa with with its its eye-popping scenery, incredible eye-popping scenery, incredible wildlife wildlife and and vibrant vibrant culture? culture? If If you you have have aa thirst thirst for for going going beyond beyond the the tourist tourist routes routes and and experiencing experiencing the the real real Africa, Africa, let let KenyanKenyanborn born Karoma Karoma and and his his Kiwi Kiwi wife wife Tasha Tasha lead you. For a safari trip of lead you. For a safari trip of aa lifetime, lifetime, contact contact The The African African Touch. Touch. 09 09 431 431 5444 5444 || info@africantouch.net info@africantouch.net www.africantouch.net www.africantouch.net

Eleven stories brought to life with graphics, displays and videos. Stories that tell of an epic Maori battle and lost gold from WW2 to natural history and holidays. After you have been through the museum, Jessie’s Café has a selection of homemade goodies and coffee for you to choose from. Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Open 10-4 www.mangawhai-museum.org.nz

MANGAWHAI | GALLERIES

SARAH C - INDOOR OUTDOOR ART MANGAWHAI HEADS Sarah C artworks are a diverse range of pieces gauranteed to add colour and create atmosphere in any home, bach or office space. Fabulous giftware. Open most days 10am to 4pm or by appointment. 18 Thelma Road South, Mangawhai Heads 0800 727 242 | www.sarahc.co.nz

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MANGAWHAI | HEALTH & BEAUTY

Bliss Beauty Therapy

Bliss offers a full range of salon services with a focus on skincare and advice. 4a Wood St, Mangawhai & 129 Main Hwy, Ellerslie 021 151 8588 | www.blissbeautytherapy.co.nz

Tara Retreat Mangawhai

Yoga, Massage, Accommodation, Herbal Dispensary & Naturopathy.

PIPI PIPI GALLERY GALLERY

247 Tara Road, Mangawhai 021 359 062 | www.tararetreat.co.nz

Our Our gallery gallerydisplays displaysaawide wideselection selectionofof New Zealand made products. Creative New Zealand made products. Creative pottery, glass, jewellery, textiles and floral pottery, glass, jewellery, textiles and floral art containers. Open daily 9am – 5pm art containers. Open daily 9am – 5pm 3a Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 3a Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 09 431 4849 | www.smashedpipi.co.nz 09 431 4849 | www.smashedpipi.co.nz gallery@smashedpipi.co.nz gallery@smashedpipi.co.nz

MANGAWHAI | SERVICES

Oh Gosh Oh Gosh is the boutique creative design studio of Jessica Whiting, based in stunning Mangawhai. Jessica works collaboratively with clients to create beautiful design across multiple platforms, including graphic design for print and web, website design, corporate events, branding, photography, marketing and social media. With over seven years’ design, events and marketing experience, Jessica can tailor a considered solution to suit the needs of your business or project. Mangawhai, Warkworth, Auckland & Surrounds 0211 476 476 | www.ohgosh.co.nz

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Wedded Bliss in Matakana In the past few years the Matakana Coast & Mangawhai region has become an increasingly popular wedding destination for Auckland couples. After years of attending weddings at well known Auckland venues, many couples wish to create a unique wedding experience and are looking further off the beaten track

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to find an amazing location to entertain their guests and pledge their love. With its stunning beaches, regional parks and boutique vineyards the local scenery makes a perfect backdrop for such a special day. It is close enough to Auckland for guests to travel on the day, but also far enough away to make a charming weekend getaway

destination. The area has a range of great full service venues, as well as some unique DIY venues that will make your wedding one to remember. The area also has a substantial range of wedding vendors who will help you make sure every detail of your wedding goes to plan.


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Inspired Hair by Robyn Munro

Robyn Munro creates beautiful hair on your wedding day, either mobile or in salon service. 021 931 810 | www.inspiredhair.co.nz

LINEN 2 GO

We can supply our Visa white tablecloths and napkins especially for weddings and events. 021 994 400 | www.linen2go.nz

The Secret Garden

aka Matakana Sculptural Habitat. 20 unique natural sculptures in a garden setting. 545 Matakana Road, (near corner Anderson Rd) 09 425 8277 | matakanasculpturalhabitat.co.nz

SHONA STEVENSON MAKE UP ARTIST

Shona is a fully qualified and professional mobile makeup artist, specialising in bridal and special occasion makeup. 021 21 34585 | www.shonastevenson.co.nz makeup@shonastevenson.co.nz

Annie O Photographer - Brijana Cato Stylist - Lauren Holehouse Makeup - Shona Stevenson Makeup Artistry Hair - Inspired Hair by Robyn Munro Bride - Laure Holehouse Groom - Scott Yearbury Bride wears - Secret Lace Bridal Groom wears - TWO Boutique and Warkworth Menswear

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Floral design, styling and concept creation for weddings, functions and events. Whether you love the ambience of romance or stark clean lines, Annie tailors her creations to suit your needs. She can design the overall concept for your wedding or function, source props, co-ordinate the event and oversee production from concept to completion. 021 363 656 | www.annieoxborough.co.nz

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Boutique Bar

CARLTON PARTY Hire

Meet DOILY the travelling bar caravan. It’s quite simple - you supply the drinks at your location and we supply the bar caravan, staff to serve, glassware, ice and you’re ready to party! Free delivery in the Auckland area. www.boutiquebar.co.nz

Make it an event to remember. Weddings corporate events – private parties. Contact us for all your event and party hire needs in the Matakana coast region. Marquees, furniture, lighting, sound, linen, glassware, table top, decorative items, wine barrels and wooden trestle tables.

021 123 7511 morrae@boutiquebar.co.nz

www.carltonpartyhire.co.nz | 027 6455 344 grantc@carltonpartyhire.co.nz

CELEBRANT CELEBRANT CARLIE CARLIE

Gaia mikosza Photography

I am a registered NZ wedding celebrant I am a registered NZ wedding celebrant and wedding planner. I specialise in and wedding planner. I specialise in creating relaxed, fun ceremonies that creating relaxed, fun ceremonies that bring happy tears, fun and laughter bring happy tears, fun and laughter to your wedding day. This means to your wedding day. This means handcrafting each ceremony to create a handcrafting each ceremony to create a unique and special occasion. Let’s make unique and special occasion. Let’s make your wedding day awesome together. your wedding day awesome together. 09 425 5695 | 021 201 1954 09 425 5695 | 021 201 1954 carlie@beyondsocial.co.nz carlie@beyondsocial.co.nz www.celebrantcarlie.co.nz www.celebrantcarlie.co.nz

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A new addition to the Matakana wedding scene, photographer Gaia Mikosza draws on 20 years’ international experience and training at Kracow’s Fine Art Academy to produce her stunning work. Gaia’s warm, personal approach and artistic eye will capture your day’s memorable moments with unique intimacy and style. www.gaia-mikosza.com 027 351 3700 www.fairy-tale-wedding.com


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Kate Little Photography Kate’s style is dreamy, unique and intuitive. She loves shooting all the things that make us starry-eyed. Whether it’s a wedding, a beautiful pregnant tummy or the yumminess of a newborn, Kate will be there with a warm smile and her camera, to tell all your magical stories. www.katelittlephotography.com kate@katelittlephotography.com 021 269 8477

leigh central FUNCTION + EVENTS CENTRE

Opening in 2017. Design & build your own special event in our unique new function rooms and catering kitchen. Weddings, celebrations, exhibitions, corporate. DIY or hire the help. Seaview Room –150 guests. Stunning views, garden & decks. Courtyard Room – 50 guests. Enclosed outdoor courtyard.

Combine with accommodation in our Coastels for a stayover event. www.leighcentral.co.nz | 027 439 3886

Weddings at Plume the Vineyard Restaurant

Plume provides a spectacular for all setting couplesfor taking that next step that in their journey Plume provides asetting spectacular all couples taking next step in their journey together. A modern character restaurant views over the rolling valleys providing Set amongst vines and rollingwith hills, Plume Restaurant a stylish vineyard venue together. A modern character restaurant with views over theisbelow, rolling valleys below, providing the perfectin backdrop for backdrop aweddings. day you for willaremember forremember the rest of for your life. the perfect day you will the rest ofdraped your life.in roses specialising beautiful Our romantic garden gazebo, and Plume, proudly the house of Runner Duck Wines.

set among beautifully landscaped gardens, offers the perfect setting for your ceremony For opening hours please call or visit www plumerestaurant.co.nz For opening hours please or visit www plumerestaurant.co.nz – and the interior spaces of thecallrestaurant mean there’s no need for a rain 49aelegant Sharp Road49a | Sharp 09 422Road 7915 reservations@plumerestaurant.co.nz || 09 422 7915 | reservations@plumerestaurant.co.nz plan. The restaurant can accommodate up to 130 guests, or be split into more intimate spaces for smaller groups. Our chefs offer both a formal à la carte menu or an open e Adverts - March.indd 2 19/04/16 10:01 am J002268_Plume Adverts - March.indd 2 food experience, together with a great range of wines produced on the estate. 09 422 7915 | reservations@plumerestaurant.co.nz | www.plumerestaurant.co.nz 1335 Leigh Road, Matakana | 09 423 0390

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Ruby Lane Events

STRETCH TENTS

Your specialist wedding and event planning service on the Matakana Coast. Let us take care of all the details of your special occasion, so you can relax and have a wonderful time with family and friends. Contact Nicola today for a no-obligation, free consultation - we would love to hear from you! 021 645 129 | www.rubylaneevents.co.nz www.facebook.com/rubylaneevents

Choose your wedding location for romance, beauty and memories. Able to go where traditional marquees can’t, a Stretch Tent allows a marquee solution specific to your needs, site and budget. If we can get to it by truck, 4WD or boat, it’s a Stretch Tent location. #Imagineyours with Stretch Tents. 0800 462 778 | 022 355 3868 auckland@stretchtents.co.nz www.stretchtents.co.nz

WEDDINGS MATAKANA Weddings Matakana is the “go to” place for everything to do with weddings on the Matakana Coast. Within an hour north of Auckland, the Matakana Coast region has become a destination of choice for weddings and events, away from the hustle of the city. Well known for the Farmers’ Market, pohutukawa-lined white sand beaches, wineries and rolling countryside, the region creates a spectacular backdrop to every wedding. And with boutique cafes, shopping, bush walking and island hopping on our doorstep, there’s plenty for your guests to do before and after the big day. www.weddingsmatakana.co.nz fiona@destinationmatakana.co.nz | melita@destinationmatakanaco.nz

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TWIG TWIG AND AND BLOOM BLOOM

We We love love creating creating bouquets bouquets at at Twig Twig and and Bloom, and it’s such a privilege Bloom, and it’s such a privilege to to do do this this on on your your big big day. day. Arrange Arrange aa meeting meeting with with one one of of our our wedding wedding consultants consultants and and let let us us help choose the perfect fl owers that help choose the perfect flowers that will will work work with with your your theme theme and and style, style, tailor tailor made to your requirements. made to your requirements. 2 2 Matakana Matakana Valley Valley Road Road (lower (lower level) level) 09 423 0091 09 423 0091 fl flowers@twigandbloom.co.nz owers@twigandbloom.co.nz www.twigandbloom.co.nz www.twigandbloom.co.nz

180 RENOVATIONS Licensed Builders Turning Your Home Around

Vintage Hire Lovely vintage furniture and props available for hire for your wedding or special occasion. Wooden school chairs, wooden rustic trestle tables, white ceremony bench chairs, leather suitcases, wooden tree rounds, blackboards, rustic wedding signs, vintage china and lots, lots more. www.boutiquebarn.co.nz | 021 123 7511

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Local builders specialising in renovations, additions, rebuilds and new homes Asher Blanchett-Burton 09 425 5695 | 021 055 4228 www.180renos.co.nz asher@180renos.co.nz www.facebook.com/180renos

SHARLEEN GREER - WEEKEND STOPOVER RETREATS

CUSTOMKIT

Another Customkit creation

I offer retreats for women who need a weekend away to have some ‘time out’. Life is busy, so busy that sometimes we forget to slow down long enough to have some fun. The themes for 2017 will be yoga, creativity, planning your business year, cooking, pampering and midlife weekends.

We are leaders in the design and supply of stunning, high quality, eco-friendly, natural wooden buildings. Choose and customise an existing plan, or start from scratch. Customkit can supply a shell only kitset package, and you use your own builder or a Customkit Network Builder who can manage the project.

sgreer@xtra.co.nz | www.sharleengreer.co.nz

0800 422 548 | www.customkit.co.nz

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SERVICING THE REGION

HALCYON DESIGN

DEON HAMILTON LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY Rural, coastal, wildlife, lifestyle. Prints available online. www.viewbug.com/member/ DeonHamilton

Composite Joinery Ltd 7 Glenmore Drive, Warkworth 09 425 7510 | sales@compositejoinery.co.nz www.compositejoinery.co.nz

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Halcyon Design is a graphic design studio run by brothers Matthew and Luke Williamson. We work for a loyal group of clients who appreciate our creativity, reliability and understanding of their businesses. If you want great ideas, easy communication and reliability, get in touch and let the Halcyon days begin. 17 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth 09 425 9863 | www.halcyondesign.co.nz


SERVICING THE REGION

ICoNIC CARPENTRY LIMITED RENOVATIONS, FITOUTS, BACH & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Iconic Carpentry Limited is a local carpentry and joinery company who provide a high level of skilled workmanship combined with excellent service and advice, regardless of your project size. Combining the best traditional methods of construction and new building techniques with reliable, honest service, we ensure our time frames are realistic and our quotations genuine. 021 024 04015 | clinton@iconiccarpentry.co.nz Facebook – Iconic Carpentry NZ

Linen 2 Go Linen 2 Go has one main aim, to make things easier for you. It’s a linen service that hires sheets, towels and table cloths to all types of holiday accommodation on the Matakana Coast and neighbouring areas. Commercially washed, ironed and folded, then delivered to your door. 021 99 4400 www.linen2go.nz

KGA WARKWORTH LTD - CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Need a fresh start? Here at KGA Warkworth we are very innovative and forward thinking; small town feel, with big city gumption. We’ll show you a lifestyle of less time on paperwork, and more time enjoying the good stuff; family, wine, food, markets, and all this beautiful country has to offer. Call us today, we’ll chat over coffee and see how we can help. First one’s on us. We specialise in: Business Start-ups • Software Solutions • Succession Planning • Business Mentoring •Trusts • Due Diligence • Annual Accounts • Tax 54 Whitaker Road, Warkworth 09 425 8536 | info@kgaww.co.nz | www.kgaww.co.nz

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SERVICING THE REGION

MATAKANA MOBILE VALET

RESOURCE PLANNING INC

Professional, high quality, mobile valet services at a site of your choosing from Wellsford to Warkworth and surrounding areas. We offer a range of services for all vehicles from wheels to water. With 10 years’ experience in the super yacht industry, our standards are incredibly high and we use only premium products.

Quality environmental planning and resource consent advice. We specialise in the Auckland Unitary Plan, and other local planning documents. As well as providing quality planning appraisals and assessments, we have a proven track record of positive outcomes. Give us a call today to discuss your project.

09 422 6332 | 021 236 8561 www.matakanamobile.co.nz

021 618 741 katherine@resourceplanninginc.com www.resourceplanninginc.com

SAM MOTHERSOLE PHOTOGRAPHY My work is all about your connection with your family, your partner and your kids. I want you to see your whole family as a big giant ball of love, and all the bonds within it, each individual, special and worth documenting. They see you as the most beautiful mother, woman, wife in the whole world, they see you from the inside out, and they think you are the bees knees. Your photos will be about your whole heart. What we all have is so special, and sacred to us all and it deserves time and attention, so you can look back on it through photographs. info@sammothersole.co.nz | www.sammothersole.co.nz

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SERVICING THE REGION

Rochford Landscapes

STR Automotive

Specialist in tight access earthworks.

Warkworth’s European and Classic car specialists, offering a full range of services from WOF to diagnostic scanning, regular servicing or complex repairs. We give you honest, professional advice you can trust. Make us your workshop of choice today.

For all types of outdoor construction services including fences, retaining walls, decking, garden edging, boardwalks, paving, concrete prep, rock work and everything in between. Our Greenscapes division can help with lawn or garden installation, maintenance, hedge cutting, tree work & planting. 0508 2SCAPE | 021 939 117 www.rochfordlandscapes.co.nz

Unit 2, 27 Glenmore Drive, Warkworth (down the drive behind Autec) 09 422 3222 | www.strautomotive.co.nz

TREECONTRACTS

Warkworth Construction LTD

Locally owned and operated, we have covered nearly every type of job you can imagine. Our dedication to customer service and professional approach make us the popular choice for tree work. We offer a comprehensive, safety-assured service and no job is too big or too challenging. For the right solution, give TreeContracts a call.

Whether you are renovating, extending or building from the ground up, with Warkworth Construction you can expect prompt service, superior quality and an end result that will exceed your expectations.  Please call our office in Warkworth and talk to Kyle Brown today for an obligation-free quote. Licensed Building Practitioners.

021 849 040 | 09 423 9220 office@treecontracts.co.nz www.treecontracts.co.nz

SERVICES

021 494 278 www.warkworthconstruction.co.nz

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MATAKANA GOLDEN MILE

COLLECTables TRAIL FOR VINTAGE & MODERN OBJECTS Travel along the Matakana Golden Mile and uncover vintage and modern treasures off the beaten track...

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1 RUMMAGE, 1 ANDERSON Rd, Ph 021 442 071

Retro homewares, furniture, clothing, vinyl, ceramics, glass

school, 745 matakana Rd, Ph 021 294 0086 2 old Vintage treasures with an industrial twist 3 MOOIMOOI , 650 MATAKANA RD, Ph 021 424 999 Unique handmade ceramics, homeware + furniture

4 the Red Barn, 190 Matakana Rd, Ph 425 8960 Antiques, collectables, shabby chic

5 ANNIE’S VINTAGE, 181 SH 1, warkworth, Ph 425 0995 Beautiful vintage colletables, accessories & curios

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MATAKANA VINTAGE MARKET, Matakana Valley Rd

Vintage, collectables, handmade crafts + food + live music Summer: Every Sunday 10-2pm Winter: every 2nd Sunday

TRAIL SHOP HOURS From Labour Weekend to Easter Weekend, the Trail operates on the base hours of Friday to Monday 10 - 4pm. Winter Hours are Saturday + Sunday 10 - 3 pm. Each shops hours vary outside these times, check the shops website for additional hours. Trail Enquiries - contact Yvonne on 021 442 071

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www.omahabay.co.nz www.ascensionwine.co.nz www.mahurangiriver.co.nz Email: contact@heronsflight.co.nz Email: omahabayvineyardobv@gmail.com Email: info@ascensionwine.co.nz Email: info@mahurangiriver.co.nz Ph: (09) 950 6643 or (021) 025 88203 Ph: (09) 423 0022 0306 Ph: (09) 422 960149 Sharp Rd, Matakana (down the long drive) Ph: (09) 425169 Takatu Rd, Matakana (opposite Whitmore Rd) daily, 10am–5pm. 480 Matakana Rd,Open Matakana. 162 Hamilton Rd.Wednesday to Sunday 11am - 5pm (summer) Open Sunday 11am - 4pm (winter). For a warm welcome celebrating our 25th vintage. Open Mon & Wed 11am–4pm; Open 11amFriday - 4pmtoThursday to Monday, daily

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www.ransomwines.co.nz F MATAVINO VINEYARD

Email: info@hyperionwines.co.nz www.brickbay.co.nz Ph: (09) 422 9375 Email: wines@brickbay.co.nz 188 Tongue Farm Rd, Matakana. Ph: (09) 425 4690Open 10am–5pm weekends & holidays. Arabella Lane, Snells Beach. Summer every day. Hyperion Heights luxury Open daily 10amcottage - 5pm with year stunning round. views.

www.matavino.co.nz Ph: (09) 425 8862 Fax: (09) 425 8864 Email: info@matavino.co.nz Valerie Close, Warkworth. Matavino Cellar willtobe open 10am–5pm. 11am–5pm, Open Door Tuesday Sunday, Saturday & Sunday from Labour Weekend to Easter, and at other times by phoning (021) 621 124.

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www.heronsflight.co.nz Email: contact@heronsflight.co.nz Ph: (09) 950 6643 or (021) 025 88203 49 Sharp Rd, Matakana (down the long drive) Open daily, 10am–5pm. For a warm welcome celebrating our 25th vintage.

www.omahabay.co.nz Email: omahabayvineyardobv@gmail.com Ph: (09) 423 0022 169 Takatu Rd, Matakana (opposite Whitmore Rd) Open Wednesday to Sunday 11am - 5pm (summer) Friday to Sunday 11am - 4pm (winter).

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www.hyperionwines.co.nz Email: info@hyperionwines.co.nz Ph: (09) 422 9375

www.ransomwines.co.nz Email: info@ransomwines.co.nz Ph: (09) 425 8862 Fax: (09) 425 8864

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www.plumerestaurant.co.nz Email: farida@plumerestaurant.co.nz Ph: (09) 422 7915 Fax: (09) 422 9654 Cellar Door: Plume Restaurant, 49a Sharp Rd. Open Wednesday to Sunday 11.00am - 3.30pm.

www.coxheadcreek.co.nz Email: juanitawhite@xtra.co.nz Coxhead Creek Road, Matakana. Visits by appointment only. Ph: Juanita (021) 148 438

646 Matakana Rd, Matakana. Ph: (027) 217 2588

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Matavino Cellar Door will be open 11am–5pm, Saturday & Sunday from Labour Weekend to Easter, and at other times by phoning (021) 621 124.

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www.ascensionwine.co.nz Email: info@ascensionwine.co.nz Ph: (09) 422 9601 480 Matakana Rd, Matakana. Open Mon & Wed 11am–4pm; Thurs–Sun 11am– 10pm.

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www.plumerestaurant.co.nz Email: farida@plumerestaurant.co.nz Ph: (09) 422 7915 Fax: (09) 422 9654 Cellar Door: Plume Restaurant, 49a Sharp Rd. Open Wednesday to Sunday 11.00am - 3.30pm.

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J THE VINTRY, MATAKANA WINE CENTRE & BAR www.vintry.co.nz Facebook: /thevintrymatakana/ Email: Thevintrymatakana@gmail.com Ph: (09) 423 0383 Matakana Village - in the cinema lobby. Open 7 days. Wine tasting, wine by the glass and wine ‘to go’.

L GILLMAN VINEYARD www.gillmanvineyard.co.nz Email: toby@gillmanvineyard.co.nz 99 Sharp Rd, Matakana. Visits by appointment only. Ph: Toby (021) 037 3445

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY*

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www.matakanaestate.co.nz Email: cellar@matakanaestate.co.nz K 0800 COXHEAD Ph: 568 686CREEK VINEYARD 568 Matakana Road, Matakana. www.coxheadcreek.co.nz Matakana ME, Matakana Estate, and Matakana Email: juanitawhite@xtra.co.nz Limited Release wines available.

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* www.takatuwine.co.nz Email: info@takatuwine.co.nz Ph: (09) 423 0299 O HAWKS NEST Rd, Matakana. Cellar door: 518 Whitmore Open December to February, Saturday and 646 Matakana Rd, Matakana. SundayPh: 1pm - 4pm. (027) 217 2588

P MONARCH ESTATE VINEYARD

www.monarchestate.co.nz www.saltings.co.nz L GILLMAN VINEYARD 150 Monarch-Downs Way, Matakana. Email: wine@saltings.co.nz Ph: (021) 863 463. www.gillmanvineyard.co.nz Ph: (09) 425 9670 or (021) 404 313 Fax: (09)toby@gillmanvineyard.co.nz 425 9674 Email: info@monarchestate.co.nz Email: 1210 Sandspit Matakana. Wines available from our website and The Vintry 99 Sharp Rd, Rd, Matakana. Wine by appointment Visitstasting by appointment only.only. Ph: Toby (021) 037 3445 Boutique accommodation by the vineyard, Q TAKATU Qualmark 4 Star+ *ALL WINES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE VINTRY

M MATAKANA WINES LIMITED

www.matakanaestate.co.nz Email: cellar@matakanaestate.co.nz Ph: 0800 568 686 568 Matakana Road, Matakana. Matakana ME, Matakana Estate, and Matakana Limited Release wines available.

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P MONARCH ESTATE VINEYARD www.monarchestate.co.nz 150 Monarch-Downs Way, Matakana. Ph: (021) 863 463. Email: info@monarchestate.co.nz Wines available from our website and The Vintry

www.saltings.co.nz Email: wine@saltings.co.nz Ph: (09) 425 9670 or (021) 404 313 Fax: (09) 425 9674 1210 Sandspit Rd, Matakana.

www.takatuwine.co.nz Email: info@takatuwine.co.nz Ph: (09) 423 0299 Cellar door: 518 Whitmore Rd, Matakana. Open December to February, Saturday and Sunday 1pm - 4pm.


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1. Alchemy Sculpture 8 Twin Stream Road, Warkworth, 021 123 4540 2. Borgo di Chianti 73 Valerie Close, Warkworth, 09 422 3494 3. Of Hand & Heart 19B Queen Street, Warkworth 09 425 8855 4. Ian Anderson Fine Art Gallery Level 1, 47 Queen Street, Warkworth, 09 425 9417 5. Kleurglass 2a Kapanui St, Warkworth 029 562 2511 6. Hugh Brading’s Warkworth Gallery 160 Matakana Road, Warkworth, 09 425 9280, 027 272 7043 7. Matakana Sculptural Habitat & Secret Garden Protea Patch 545 Matakana Road, Warkworth, 09 425 8277 8. Piece Gallery Matakana Village, 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, 09 422 9125 9. Small Works Gallery Matakana Village, 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, 09 423 0146 10. Art Matakana Matakana Country Park 1151 Leigh Road, Matakana, 09 422 9790 11. Craft Shop Matakana Country Park, 1151 Leigh Road, Matakana, 09 422 7257 12. The Vivian Gallery 39 Omaha Valley Road Big Omaha 09 422 9995 13. Jeannette Switzer Jewellery & Art 596 Whitmore Road, Tawharanui 09 422 7585 14. Morris & James Pottery 48 Tongue Farm Road, Matakana, 09 422 7116 15. A Fine Line Gallery 17 Sharp Road, Matakana 09 422 7942 16. Jody Hope Gibbons 209 Sharp Road, Warkworth 09 422 3030 17. Giant Art Trail – Sandspit Holiday Park 1334 Sandspit Road, Sandspit09 425 8610 18. Brick Bay Sculpture Trail Arabella Lane Snells Beach, Warkworth, 09 425 4690

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Top left: Morning walk, Snells Beach by Katherine Norman Top right: Ti Point by Gavin Matheson Bottom: Tawharanui by Katherine Norman

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Top: Pakiri Beach by Gavin Matheson Centre left: Matheson by Gavin Matheson Centre left: Tawharanui by Gavin Matheson Bottom left: Hauturu from Matheson Bay by Katherine Norman

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DOC CAMPSITES

Tiritiri Matangi Island Bunkhouse

You’ll have to book early (including the ferry) to secure your stay but it’s well worth the effort. Wake up to the sounds of the famed dawn chorus, enjoy spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf, or take a nightwalk in search of little spotted kiwi, little blue penguins and tuatara. The island is completely predator-free, so you need a completed biosecurity checklist. There are 15 bunk beds in three dorms, so you may share living areas and bunkrooms with other visitors, volunteers or students. BYO food and linen; kitchen gear is supplied and there are hot showers. Bookings essential, up to nine months in advance. 09 425 7812, warkworth@doc.govt.nz,

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Motuora island campsite Enjoy the beautiful beaches, secluded picnic spots and clear waters of Motuora Island. The island is pest free; watch for kiwi, whitehead, grey-faced petrel and NZ dotterel. 35 non-powered/tent sites for up to five people. Book online, or phone 09 379 6476, aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz, www.booking.doc.govt.nz. Adult 18+ $6; Child 5-17 $3; up to 4 years: free. Pay cash on arrival at the selfregistration stand.


AUCKLAND REGIONAL PARKS CAMPSITES

Sullivan’s Bay, Mahurangi West

The only vehicle-based campground in the beautiful Mahurangi Regional Park. Camping is along the beachfront on a large grassy area, with some large trees for shelter. Easy access to sea kayaking along the sheltered bays and heaps of walking opportunities to the lookout and other camping sites. 190 Ngarewa Drive, Mahurangi West

Tawharanui Regional Park

Tawharanui Regional Park boasts some of the region’s most beautiful white sand beaches, rolling pasture, shingled bays, native coastal forest and regenerating wetlands. The park is pest-free and provides a safe habitat for threatened native wildlife, so check for stowaways. Dogs prohibited 1181 Takatu Road, Tawharanui

Scandrett Regional Park, Mahurangi East

Three cute, retro baches right on the beach, Coldham (sleeps 6), Graham (sleeps 8) and Moonlight (sleeps 6). Up to two vehicles per bach. All baches are $168 per night peak season. $112 off peak. Other baches are available at Wenderholm, Mahurangi Regional Park and Tawharanui. Visit regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz to find out more.

CAMPSITES

Wenderholm

A pretty campsite overlooking the estuary at the mouth of the Puhoi River. There’s 900m of family-friendly beach on the ocean side, lots of grass and shady trees to climb, electric barbeques and a variety of good short walks. 37 Schischka Road, Wenderholm Bookings are essential for all Regional Park campsites and baches. 09 366 2000 (option 2), regionalparks@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz CAMPING FEES PER NIGHT: Adult 18+ $15; Child 5-17; $6; up to 5 years: free

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3 Snells Beach Reserve Playground Sunrise Boulevard, Snells Beach

8 Point Wells 106 Riverside Drive, Point Wells

4 Matakana Wharf Road, Matakana

9 Omaha Broadlands Drive, Omaha

5 Matakana Village 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana

10 Pukemateko Reserve Mangatawhiri Road, Omaha

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Markets Puhoi Farmers Market Puhoi Domain Last Sunday of the Month 9.00 – 13.00 Warkworth Museum Market Day Old Masonic Hall First Sunday of the Month 8.00 – 13.00 Matakana Village Farmers Market Matakana Village Every Saturday 8.00 – 13.00 Matakana Markets The Old Dairy Factory, Matakana Every Saturday 8.00 – 15.00 Matakana Vintage Markets & Sunday Sessions Matakana Village, Matakana Summer Hours Every Sunday Dec-March 10.00 - 14.00, Winter Hours: Second Sunday of the month and long weekends. 10.00 - 14.00 Mangawhai Beach & Country Market Mangawhai Museum Grounds Sundays 9.00 - 13.00 Summer, from Sunday 23rd October - March

Mangawhai Market The Village Library Hall, Mangawhai Every Saturday 9.00 – 13.00 Waipu Boutique Sunday Market Waipu Coronation Hall Second Sunday of the Month 9.00 - 13.00 Waipu Saturday Market Presbyterian Church Hall First Saturday of the Month 9.00 - 13.00 October - June

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Tom Walters from Matakana Oysters at the Matakana School Gala. Photo by Louise Munro


EVENT Guide Saturday 8 October Kowhai Festival ‘Huge Day Out’ Warkworth

Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 January Gypsy Extravaganza Matakana Country Park

Thursday 13 October The Warkworth Great Debate Ascension Wine Estate

Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 January Warkworth A&P Lifestyle Show Rodney Showgrounds Warkworth

Saturday 22 October Matakana School Gala Matakana School

Sunday 5 February The Mangawhai Bowl Jam Mangawhai Activity Zone

Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 November Warkworth Walks Warkworth

Saturday 18 February Music in the Gardens Kawau Island

Saturday 19 November Wellsford Show Wellsford

Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 March Matakana Food & Wine Expo Matakana Country Park

Saturday 19 – 20 November The Mangawhai Garden Ramble Mangawhai

Sunday 16 April Leigh School Carnival Leigh Primary School

Sunday 4 December Omaha Half Marathon Omaha Beach

21 - 22 July Art n Tartan - Wearable Art Awards 2017 Waipu Celtic Barn, Waipu

Thursday 29 – Saturday 31 December Northern Bass Kaiwaka Sunday 1 January Waipu Highland Games Waipu Friday 2 January Mangawhai Annual Summer Gala Mangawhai Saturday 14 January Puhoi Woodchopping Carnival Puhoi Pub, Puhoi

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INDEX 180 Renovations 61 21 Hampton 20 7th Sister, The 31 A Coastal Leigh B&B 49 Abbey, The 39 African Touch 54 Alchemy Sculptures 16 Annie O 57 Arbonne 9 Art Matakana Gallery 35 Bach Surf 31 Bail Garden 37 Bayleys Real Estate 7 Beach Loft, The 20 BeauRegard Accommodation 38 Bed & Breakfast @ 215 38 Beeline Leather Shirts NZ 32 Black & White Barn 40 Black Fern Matakana 41 Bliss Beauty Therapy 55 Blue Adventures 26 BlueBelle 6 Board & Batten Interior Design 31 Bon Accord Dar & Bistro 23 Boost Chiropractic 17 Borgo di Chianti 16 Boutique Bar 58 Brick Bay Sculpture Trail 19 Brick Bay Winery 19 Bridgehouse 13 Candi Soo Fitness 17 Carlie Blanchett-Burton, Celebrant 58 Carlton Party Hire 58 Chapel, The 39 Charlies Gelato Garden 27 Coffee Capsules 2 U 13 Collectables Trail 66 + 67 Composite Joinery 62 Custom Kit 61 Deon Hamilton Landscape Photography 62

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Eagles Rest 16 Flooring Xtra 15 Frog Pool Farm 50 Gaia Photography 58 Glass Bottom Boat 47 Goat Island Dive & Snorkel 47 Goat Island Marine Discovery 47 Gourmet Within, The 27 Green with Envy 32 Gulf Eco Charters 6 Guthrie Bowron 14 Halcyon Design 62 Health Detective 16 Herons Flight Matakana 28 Hospice Art Exhibition 35 Hospice Shop 14 Iconcic Carpentry 63 Inspired Hair By Robyn Munro 57 Jin Jin 28 John Crockett Jeweller & Goldsmith 32 Kana Candles 30 Kate Little Photography 59 Katya Maker Boutique 14 Kawau Boating Club 23 Kawau Island Experience 23 KGA Warkworth 63 Kiri Sutherland - Yoga 37 Kleur Gallery & Makerspace 16 Koru Hideaway 40 Leigh Central 49 + 59 Leigh Eats 49 Leigh Sawmill Cafe 48 Light Mata Massage 38 Linen 2 Go 57 + 63 Little & Local Cafe 19 LJ Hooker – Dave Jeffery 23 LJ Hooker – Marie Dominique Lennan 50 Lothlorien Sparkling Wine 9 LOVEnails 37 Mahurangi Oysters – Shuckle Ferry 19


Mangawhai Museum 54 Martins Bay Holiday Park 20 Matakana Bicycle Hire 26 Matakana Botanicals 33 Matakana by the Water 40 Matakana Cinemas 27 Matakana Country Park 26 Matakana Dental Care 38 Matakana Magic 42 Matakana Market, The 26 Matakana Mobile Valet 64 Matakana Outback 42 Matakana River Tours 27 Matakana Sculptural Habitat 37 + 57 Matakana Smokehouse 29 Matakana Tours 6 Matakana Village Books 33 Matakana Village Pub, The 29 McDonald Adams Optometrists 15 Mooi Mooi 33 Morris & James Matakana 36 Motu Vista 49 Mr Soft Tops 33 Mu Beauty Clinic 37 Mudwiggle Boutique 35 Muse Hair 17 Oasis Studio 38 Of Hand and Heart 16 Oh Gosh 55 Omaha Bay Vineyard 28 Omaha Beach Golf Club 26 Outa Gulf Charters 47 Pakiri Beach Holiday Park 50 Pakiri Beach Horse Riding 48 Picnic Lounge 49 Piece Gallery 36 Plume CafĂŠ & Plume Restaurant 29 Plume Restaurant 59 Poms Away 15 Protea Patch - Retail 31 Puhoi River Canoes 9

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Quinta Feijoas 31 Ransom Winery & Winebar 12 Red Barn, The 34 Rekindled 15 Resource Planning Inc 64 River Nile Linens 32 Riverside Matakana 42 Rochford Landscapes 65 Ruby Lane Events 60 Salt Water Eco 26 Sam Mothersole Photography 64 Sarah C Design 54 Saundara Spa 20 Sawmill Brewery 30 Sharleen Greer 61 Sheepworld 12 Shona Stevenson Make Up Artistry 57 Skywork Helicopters 6 Smashed Pipi Gallery 55 Snells Beach Motel 20 Sotheby’s Real Estate 43 STR Automotive 65 Stretch Tents 60 Sugarloaf Lodge 42 Summer Sessions Matakana 34 Sweet 16 39 Takatu Olives 31 Tara Retreat Mangawhai 55 Ti Point Reptile Park 48 Tree Contracts 65 Trio Soy Candles 34 Tuck Shop, The 30 Twig & Bloom 34 + 61 Village Butchery, The 30 Vintage Hire 61 Vivian Galley, The 36 Warkworth Butchery 13 Warkworth Construction 65 Weddings Matakana 60 Wharf Street Bistro 13

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The Junction Handbook is your complete insider guide to the magnificent Matakana Coast and beyond. From Puhoi in the south to Waipu and Mangawhai in the north, discover the pristine beaches, picturesque vineyards, boutique shops and galleries, day spas and world famous farmers’ markets. Hike through untouched Kauri forests and along coastal paths, explore hidden caves and rock pools, or hop on a boat for unparalleled fishing, snorkelling and diving. Enjoy world-class dining and take your pick of stylish accommodation and function venues. Just an hour (or less) north of Auckland, the Matakana Coast and Mangawhai region makes the perfect day out, weekend getaway or summer holiday destination.

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Junction Handbook 2016/17  

Junction Handbook 2016/17