North of Auckland there is a wonderful playground of rolling green pastures, attractive beaches and well established rural villages. Visitors will find an abundance of activities and good accommodation throughout the district.
Warkworth is a leisurely boutique style village only 10 minutes north of the Redwoods Treehouse. It makes the perfect base for exploring the Kowhai Coast.
Leigh boasts New Zealand's most accessible marine reserve at Goat Island, which has a magical underwater habitat for a variety of marine life just off a lovely sandy beach. Nearby Pakiri Beach offers peaceful beach walks and horse treks in a pristine environment. Omaha and Tawharanui Beach are some of New Zealand's most beautiful.
The Matakana area boasts a fabulous weekly farmer's market, award winning wine makers and wine trails that provide for sampling, cellar door sales and leisurely alfresco lunches.
Within the Rodney District you can experience some of the best of what New Zealand has to offer - fine beaches, bush walks, picnic areas, art and craft trails, galleries, vineyards and a host of water sports.