The Matakana Memo, by Liz Bays

From boutique wineries to marine reserves, a sculpture trail, conservation projects and even handmade chocolates, there’s always so much going on in the Matakana region. Passionate about all things food, wine, health and environment, I’m Liz – and I write the Matakana Memo blog to help visitors discover the very best of my beloved backyard.

Five reasons to take an Auckland wine tour

20th April 2017

Self-drive Auckland’s beautiful vineyards or take a tour? Here are some reasons why taking an Auckland wine tour makes so...

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Escape the city! Five of the best day tours from Auckland

4th April 2017

Make sure you explore further than the CBD – here are our favourite day tours from Auckland. 1. Matakana Tours Food...

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One-week Upper North Island itinerary

25th January 2017

Day 1: Auckland Get to know the locals on a Matakana Tour There is no better way to get a...

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Meet the locals of the Matakana Coast

21st December 2016

In our small community, we have a host of amazing people whose creativity and dedication to the land is constantly...

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Five reasons we can’t wait for summer

25th November 2016

I may be biased, but there are plenty of good reasons why a Matakana summer is something special. Here’s my...

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Easy ways to kick-start a healthy living routine

31st August 2016

Our brand-new wellness weekends combine mind, body and spirit experiences to offer a great few days ‘time out’ for busy...

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