Local Food & Wine Offerings

The Hunting Lodge

Set on an 80-acre estate and famed for being the first vineyard in New Zealand to produce Sauvignon Blanc. Choose from a wine tasting in the cellar door and Lawn bar or choose to dine in the Hunting lodge Restaurant.

Coopers Creek

Wine tasting room is available daily and keep an eye out for the Sunday jazz concerts

Kumeu River Wines

Regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading wine producers. Producing some of the country’s greatest Chardonnays, not to mention the world’s. With an onsite tasting room, I highly recommend trying a glass of Mate’s Vineyard chardonnay.

Westbrook

Family-run winery offering tastings on 20 acres of picturesque park-like grounds with a tasting room which is open from 11 am most days.

Liberty Brewing Company

Located 30 minutes up the road in the heart of Helensville. Liberty’s taproom open Friday – Sunday 2-7 pm, it’s well worth the trip to taste some of New Zealand’s most award-winning beers.

Hallertau Brewery & Biergarten

Located 20 minutes away in Riverhead. Hallertau is certainly one of Auckland’s most popular breweries with its Biergarten dining and working brewery you can book brewery tours available most weekends.

The Tasting shed

Gourmet restaurant serving a seasonal, globally influenced menu & wine. Always featured in Metro’s top 50 and Cuisine magazine top 100 make The Tasting shed a popular local.

Top of Our Driveway

Goldie bushwalk

Scenic Reserve offering a variety of walks through coastal kauri forest, taking in the impressive Mokoroa Falls. Walks from 30 minutes to 1-2 hours

Te Henga walkway

Part of the Hillary trail which connects a network of existing tracks and campgrounds in the Waitakere ranges. A cliff top walkway from Muriwai to Bethells (or reverse) revealing stunning views of Auckland’s wild west coast. Allow at least 3 hours for one way. Pick-ups can be arranged.

2 Minutes Drive

Muriwai beach

A stunning black sand beach stretching for 50km finishing at the Kaipara Harbour. The beach is open to driving on however I would only recommend this if you have a 4×4, walking on the beach or forest, fishing on flat rock, swimming (lifeguards on duty in the summer months, or the main pastime of surfing either at Muriwai beach or the very popular Maori bay next door. Tuition can be helpful for beginners available

Muriwai Gannet Colony

Only one of three places where gannets nest on mainland NZ, and certainly the most accessible. From the carpark in Maori bay it’s a short walk along a concrete footpath to around 1200 nesting birds. Set on limited space on the cliffs you can get relatively close to them. Best times to view them are between August till April when the chicks are fledging.

Muriwai Horse Treks

A very popular way to explore Muriwai Beach and surrounding areas. With lots of casual riding options at different times of day available.

Muriwai golf course

Not being a golfer myself it’s hard to tell you much about it apart from it’s very popular and can be very windy! Located alongside the beach offering all year round golf with an 18 hole championship golf links course, putting greens, driving range, 7-day café and full bar facilities.

15 Minutes Away

Woodhill mountain bike park

Auckland’s only managed and purpose-built rider accessed single track network. Loaded with fun for people of all ages.

Tree Adventures

Located next to Woodhill bikepark is the home of Auckland’s high-wire adventure. With 10 courses ranging from 2m-14mtrs high and 18 flying foxes totalling 900mtrs it makes for hours of thrills, laughter and adventure!