Matakana Wine Country

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Tour Length: appx 9 hours
Pick-up: 9:00 a.m.
Drop-off: 6:00 p.m.
Departing: City Hotels


Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Auckland, professional and friendly guide, travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicle, sumptuous lunch

Begin the day with front door pick-up at your Auckland accommodation and a luxurious ride in a Mercedes to Goat Island Marine Reserve. Here we will catch a glass – bottom boat for the trip of a lifetime to view the colorful fish inhabiting this natural reserve, without even getting wet!

After we awe you with our marine life, we drive you to another beautiful place, this time man-made.

Prepare to catch your breath as the showroom of Morris & James Pottery & Tileworks beckons you into a pure visual spectacle of layer upon layer of design and colour from matte black to luscious red. Browse at your leisure and watch the artists at work.

Then, as if this weren’t enough, enjoy a delicious lunch at the courtyard cafĂ© – bar, decorated in what other than the gorgeous pottery and tiles.

After a visual and edible feast, indulge your sense of touch, with a visit to an Egyptian cotton workroom and retail shop where exquisite bedlinen, fragrant candles and an appropriate period bungalow setting are the essence of Milford House Linen. Here you will have an opportunity not only to see and touch, but also take home some of the world’s finest linen.

Finally, we will visit a local winery for a tour and tasting of lovely New Zealand wines which are beginning to make their mark on the world. Then it’s a very relaxing and scenic 1 – hour trip back to Auckland.