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An hour north of Auckland, near the bohemian village of Puhoi and the colonial town of Warkworth, the Matakana area is famed for its food, wine and thriving arts scene.

There is a selection of small family run wineries as well as sandy arcs of coastline washed by rolling Pacific surf. Matakana provides a perfect break in the drive between the Bay of Islands and Auckland.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Warkworth

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Warkworth, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Places near Warkworth

    Accommodation choices for Warkworth

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Warkworth. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • The dining room, Takatu Vineyard & Lodge, Warkworth

      Takatu Lodge & Vineyard


      All four suites at Takatu Lodge offer fantastic views, either toward the ocean or over the vineyard, and are designed for maximum privacy, elegance and comfort.