Sip on boutique wines over Sunday lunch at one of the area’s wineries. Enjoy a group tasting or dine al fresco overlooking the vines.
Take a step back in time and visit the historic McNichol Homestead Museum. Visit the display rooms for a glimpse into New Zealand in the 1800s and enjoy a picnic in the garden. Or visit nearby Hunua Regional Park, Hunua Falls or Duder Regional Park and try one of the many other walking trails or mountain biking tracks.
Swim, picnic, fish or walk at Maraetai Beach, the site of one of New Zealand’s earliest European settlements. Maraetai means ‘marae (meeting place) by the beach’.