My Favourite Things To Do:


Take a Horse Trek along the picturesque black sands of Muriwai Beach and up through the enchanting forestry of Woodhilll forest with Muriwai Horse Treks

Go for a river or beach walk at Muriwai Beach and have a burger 'n' chips at Sand Dunz Café.

About 40 minutes drive north is Matakana Village, experience an old fashioned tea garden at Brookview Teahouse or shopping at the boutique shops in the village. Morris 'n' James Pottery does an excellent alfresco lunch.

Saturday morning the Farmers Market is on at Oratia.

Enjoy a fun quad bike experience along the beach, or a Woodhill Forest tree adventure.

Browse through Borics Food Market (5 mins back towards city on Highway 16) to select some delicacies for your picnic, have a coffee next door at Blossoms Cafe, then just a short drive through the forest to Westbrook Winery in Ararimu Valley for a picnic by the lake. Have fun tasting their delicious wines, I recommend their crisp chardonnay.

Or stay in the Cottage for indulgent relaxation with a 1½ hour essential oil massage.

And many more, see brochures in room.