Warkworth is a captivating historic village in a picturesque spot on the banks of the Mahurangi River. As well as the nostalgic charm of Warkworth’s heritage buildings and boutique shops, its scenic native bush and meandering riverside boardwalk make Warkworth a great place to explore on foot.
Stroll the scenic boardwalk
The tranquil Mahurangi River runs through the heart of Warkworth and is a picturesque spot to meander along the boardwalk.
Browse the shops
Warkworth’s cafés, specialist shops and boutique galleries are a delight and kids will love watching award-winning chocolate being made at the chocolaterie.
Stand at the feet of giants
Wander the boardwalks at Parry Kauri Park and marvel at the towering 800-year old kauri trees that more than live up to their reputation as ‘the kings of the forest’.
Peek into the past
The historical buildings and regularly changing displays at Warkworth Museum give a fascinating insight into the lives of pioneering families.
Go horseback riding
Experience the beautiful local scenery and farm life on horseback with an enjoyable ride suitable for all ages and abilities.
Warkworth is an easy 45-minute drive north of downtown Auckland, but feels a world away. Its relaxed atmosphere and historic charm are sure to put you into holiday mode. Sitting on the doorstep of stunning beaches, vineyards, marine reserves and regional parks, Warkworth is a perfect spot to relax and unwind.