Stylish dining meets scenic coastline. Golden beaches lead to rolling wine country. Cafés hum and marine life flourishes.

The north combines great food and wine with a laidback holiday vibe. Sheltered beaches and beautiful regional parks provide perfect picnic spots and swimming, cafés and restaurants serve up modern cuisine, and sun-soaked vineyards offer world-class wines.

Take a day trip or spend a night or two away in Matakana, Pakiri or Omaha – without the four-hour drive.  

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“Try a local brew at The Sawmill Brewery in Matakana; their beers are made with no sugar or preservatives so there’s a really fresh, distinctive flavour.”

Sir John Kirwan

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