- Visit the charming village of Warkworth with its beautiful historic buildings
- See contemporary kiwi sculpture at a unique outdoor art gallery
- Stand tall against an 800-year-old Kauri tree at the Parry Kauri Park
- Mahurangi River is the estuary which runs right through Warkworth
- Founded in 1853 it was named after a village in Northumberland, England
- Prominent industries in the area have included farming, Kauri timber and cement works
Head 45 minutes north of Auckland towards Warkworh and stop in at the Parry Kauri Park for a visit. Here stand two striking Kauri trees over 800-years-old. After a visit to the museum wander along one of the leisurely boardwalks through the native bush of the Parry Kauri Park.
You can’t go past the village of Warkworth without stopping to see its notable buildings etched with history and charm. Warkworth’s cafes, specialist shops and character architecture make it a charming village and the commercial hub of the area. The Mahurangi river quietly flows through the heart of the township. In days gone by the river carried freight-filled boats and provided a much needed link with Auckland.
Today, by contrast, the Mahurangi is tranquil and picturesque and is home to the village ducks, riverbank walkway and sees visits from many yachties.
Drop into Warkworth i-SITE on your travels to talk to the friendly consultants about how to make the most of your journey before continuing your trip north. Recharge your batteries with a light bite to eat at one of the inviting coffee shops.