Kumeu

Auckland

Auckland

Highlights

  • The Riverhead Tavern
  • Boutique Wineries
  • Woodhill Forest

Proximity

  • By car: 30 mins from Auckland CBD

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Kumeu is a refreshing blend of boutique wineries, orchards and rolling green farmland.

Home to Auckland’s oldest winery, Kumeu boasts award-winning restaurants, fascinating galleries and diverse speciality shops.

Catch the ferry or take a short drive to New Zealand’s oldest riverside tavern, The Riverhead, for a delicious meal and drinks overlooking the water, or visit the nearby brewbar Hallertau and restaurant for freshly brewed craft beers.

Kumeu combines a rich history with a picturesque countryside setting. The region’s winemaking heritage dates back to the 1940s, when families of Croatian origin opened Auckland’s first wineries. Try a cellar door tasting at one of Kumeu’s many boutique wineries, ranging in size from small artisan winemakers to some of the best-known names in wine.

Kumeu offers a variety of small cafés, restaurants, galleries and specialty shops. Head to the countryside to stock up on fresh, juicy fruit and vegetables from roadside vendors.

Make sure you also visit the nearby Woodhill Forest, a stunning natural playground for adventure lovers. Tackle some of Auckland's best mountain biking trails or simply enjoy the scenery on a trail walk, or swing through the treetops on a rope course at Tree Adventures.

A little further past Kumeu you’ll also find Muriwai Beach, a beautiful, windswept coastline with black sand and dramatic cliffs. Don’t miss the impressive site of the huge gannet colonies nestled on the coast, easily viewed from the boardwalk track along the top of the cliffs.