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    10TopThingstodoatWarkworth&Matakana

    Warkworthisasmalltownupnorthjust45minutesawayfromAuckland.Itisarivetingplacetospendyourweekendwithsomeastonishingplacestocheckout.

    CheckoutthefollowinglistofthingstodoinWarkworth:

    1. WarkworthDistrictMuseum

    Thewarkworthmuseumconsistsoftherichesthistoricalevidenceofthe

    colonialhistoryofNewZealand.Nearby,therearetwomagnificentKauri

    treeshistoricallyknownasthekingoftheforestconsideredasthe

    largesttreesseenoneastcoastofNorthIsland.Followingthevisittothe

    souvenirshop,trythenearbybushwalkandhaveapicnicwithyoufamily&friends.

    2. SheepWorld

    ItisNewZealandsPremierFarmExperience!Expecttogetbestquality

    sheepskins,woollenandoutdoorclothingplusnaturalNZproducts.New

    Zealandsbestsheep&dogshowsdailyat11am&2pm.

    3. KowhaiParkScenicReserve

    Theresacircularnativebushwalkthattakesabout4560minutesandtakes

    youtotheoldLimestoneKilns,datingbacktothe1880s.Thelimestone

    usedtobequarriedandfiredtherebeforeshippingitdownrivertoAuckland.

    4. OldCementWorksRuins&SwimmingHole

    Takeabreakfromdrivingupnorth&haveadipinthecoldwatersoftheold

    cementworksswimminghole.Dontenjoywateractivities?Noworries.Soak

    upthesuninthebeautifulsummerseason.VeryHighlyrecommended.Itisoneofthosesecretspots,whichnotmanypeopleknowabout.

    5. GoatIslandMarineReserve

    ProbablythebestFREEthingtodoaroundWarkworth.Swimwiththe

    fishesandrubnoseswithgranddaddysnapper,orwalkouttotherockslookingouttoGoatIslandandadmirethemupclose.Youcandive,

    snorkelorviewthemeasilyfromtherockswithoutgettingyourfeetwet.Bringyoursnorkelorscubadiving.Alternatively,youcanhirethemas

    well.WhenyouaredonewithWateractivities,youcandothegoattrack

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    aroundtheGoatIslandMarinereserve.Thewalkisabout3hoursandwill

    takearound3hours.

    6. BrickBayReserve

    Theshorter45minutewalkwilltakeyouovertheboardwalksleadingthroughthemangroves,pastDeansIslandandouttowherethebirdsare

    nestingonthesandbar.Thereareseveralotherwalksthatthelocals

    havedeveloped,thattakeyouthroughthebushandouttotheMatakanaRiver(theytakeabout1.52hours).Thesearemarked,andnotfarfrom

    Warkworthtownship.

    7. CharliesGelatoGarden

    OneofthemostPREMIUMartisan&sorbettoshopsinNZ.Madeina

    traditionalItalianmanner,fresheverydayusingtheseasonalfruits

    sourcedlocally.

    8. MatakanaVillageFarmersMarket

    ThisisoneofthepremiumlocalfarmermarketsinNZ.Theareahasarich

    localproduceoffruits,vegetables,wines&organicfoods.Getinspiredbythefreshsmells,anincrediblelocalproduce,andlivemusicwithmorningcoffee.OpenonSaturdaymorning(allyear)&Wednesdayeveningsin

    summer.

    9. MatakanaVineyards

    NewZealandwineisconsideredtobeoneofthemorepremiumwinesin

    theworld.AndMatakanaisattheheartofproducingthoseworld

    renownedwines.Nowonderitconsistsofdozensofvineyardsallover

    Matakana,neartoWarkworth.Someofthemostfamousvineyardsare:BrickBay,AscensionWineEstate,ContourEstate&CoxheadCreek.

    10.SnellsBeach

    OneofthemostbeautifulbeachestovisitinNorthIsland.Youcanhavea

    peacefulwalkonthebeach.Ifyouaremoreofadventureperson,gohave

    aswimthebeachistidal.Collectthebeautifulshellslyingalloverthebeach.Incrediblybeautifulsunriseviewsifyouanearlyriser.Takeaboat

    tripcrosstothestandaloneKawauIslandvisiblefromSnellsbeach.Allin

    all,snellsbeachistheperfectplacetostaywhilevisitingWarkworth,MatakanaoronthewaytoBayofislands.

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    ThislistofWarkworthThingstodoisnotexhaustive.Infuture,Iwillbe

    addingonalotmorethingsandcoveringotherareaslikeRodney,SnellsBeachmoreeffectively.