Matakana Campervan Hire Holiday

Tawharanui Regional Park - Photo by Brennyboy, Wikimedia CommonsTawharanui Regional Park - Photo by Brennyboy, Wikimedia Commons

Matakana is a country village famed for its leisurely wine trail and lively weekly farmer’s market held every Saturday. Matakana has an activity to suit every taste and budget from watching pots being thrown at the Morris & James potteries, perusing local arts and crafts, catching a movie at Matakana’s country theatre, or taking the kids for a pony ride at the Matakana Country Park.

But what makes this township really special, is its easy access to wealth of stunning beaches, the likes of Omaha, Buckleton’s Beach and the three bays of Tawharanui Regional Park. In summer, the drive from Whangateau to Leigh is lined with pohutukawa in full bloom - a red carpet welcome to the first glimpse of Little Barrier Island which greets you on the Mathesons Bay hill. Ti Point joins the celebration, with a reptile park, quiet wharf and scenic reserve, and at Leigh anglers on the wharf and fishing vessels alike haul in a steady stream of shimmering fish.

The marine residents of Goat Island have been protected from the hook and the frypan for over 30 years, and crowds of electric blue maumau and others, including snapper, blue cod, rays and a host of their underwater friends regularly congregate within a few feet of the beach.

Snorkellers and divers can visit some of the reserve’s less accessible haunts, and a glass-bottomed boat offers informative tours, which have been known to spot dolphin, orca and whales.

To visit Matakana, you can Hire Campervans in Auckland which is an hours drive away.


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