Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway from Auckland

Auckland Central, New Zealand
Matakana Coastal Getaway from Auckland

From US$179.52

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Escape the city and sample the local produce for which New Zealand’s North Island is famous on this 6.5-hour Matakana coastal getaway from Auckland. Travel with your guide through the seaside town of Orewa to the Waiwera Mineral Springs. Sample fine wines in local wineries and discover some of the grape varietals thriving in the fertile soils. Following a delicious lunch in an award-winning local restaurant, sample locally made organic ice cream and chocolate. Taste native Matakana honey and see the busy bees working in their wall hives.
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • A la carte lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Small-group tour

What's Included

  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off or Port pickup
  • Personal expenses and gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 AM

Pickup details

We collect from all major hotels and most accommodations in the Auckland Central Business District (CBD) the drinking age in New Zealand is 18 years. If you look under 25 years of age you may be required to produce age identification. The only forms of ID acceptable by law are New Zealand Drivers Licence, HANZ card or International Passport

What To Expect

Matakana Estate

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Plume Restaurant

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
This winery tour was very enjoyable and John was so knowledgeable, he provided running commentary about the places we visited and New Zealand. We visited a number of beautiful scenic places on our way to two wineries. The wineries and lunch were superb and I would highly recommend this tour.


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Enjoyable winery tour with scenic stops
Kerrie_A, Jun 2023
This winery tour was very enjoyable and John was so knowledgeable, he provided running commentary about the places we visited and New Zealand. We visited a number of beautiful scenic places on our way to two wineries. The wineries and lunch were superb and I would highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Kerrie, Tanks for taking the time to write your excellent review. So happy you enjoyed the inclusions and lunch and that it all met with your best expection. I hope you'll follow NZWINEPRO™ on instagram and Facebook where I post interesting information and photos of things I come across on my travels. Kindest regards - John McFarlane
An Awesome Tour
Gail_R, Mar 2023
We had the best day wine tasting and sightseeing with John. This is our first visit to New Zealand and this tour gave us a great introduction to the beautiful countryside and wine. The wineries had excellent wines and lunch was delicious. We even fit in a stop for ice cream. We highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi Gail, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tour to Matakana. It's definitely one of my favourite destinations to visit because of the beautiful scenery. Thanks for posting your excellent review, i'm so pleased you enjoyed your day. Best regards - John McFarlane
Great Day Exploring
Lori_H, Dec 2022
This was an excellent tour. John is delightful and very knowledgable. He couldn’t have been nicer. We went to two wineries and had a wonderful lunch at one of them. We got to do some chocolate tasting and were taken to a couple of scenic spots along the way. Totally enjoyable and interesting day. Would highly recommend.
Excellent tour
Nicholas_Z, Mar 2020
We did this tour because we couldn’t go to Australia to visit family due to the corona virus. It was the best tour while we were in New Zealand. John the owner and our tour guide was wonderful. He took us to 3 fantastic winery’s, a cheese factory and a chocolate factory. We also had a fantastic lunch at one of the winery’s . John took use to some great places to site see in the country area of Auckland . At the end of the tour John also dropped us off at a restaurant near the pier which he recommended because we wanted to try some of the local oysters and seafood. It was great ! This is a must do tour if you are in Auckland ! Thank you John for a wonderful tour ! Nick & Kristen
Best tour ever
MARGIE_D, Feb 2020
This tour with John was probably one of the best tours we have ever taken! He was personable, accommodating and knew the history well. We enjoyed the personal touches he made to make our first trip memorable! If this is your first trip or 100th trip to New Zealand, I would highly recommend him!
Awesome tour
kvansprons, Jan 2020
This is a great tour! Our tour guide John has been in this business for 17 years and knows his wines! My husband and I were the only ones booked so we had a private tour and John personalized the experience. Beautiful part of New Zealand and the wines were a whole lot better than those on Waiheke island. Lunch at The Plume was excellent! Also did cheese tasting, some of the creamiest cheese I’ve ever had, chocolate tasting and visited a pottery making place. Highly recommend this tour!
Fantastic tour
teresaphillips53, Jan 2020
Superb john did an awesome job. The cheese tasting was great we bought several to take back to our hotel. All the vineyards were good. The drive was beautiful. The chocolate tasting was great we also purchased chocolate to take back. You will not be disappointed!
Superb Winetasting Day
Sue_D, Nov 2019
A wonderful day visiting 3 amazing wineries. Superb lunch. John is av ery knowledgeable and welcoming guide. Highly recommend!

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