Gardens & Art

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Discover inspiration for your own creative interests or simply enjoy a fun day out with friends on a Gardens & Art Tour. Embark on a journey deep into the world of our talented local artists and green fingers, soaking up their beautiful art works and picturesque gardens.


• Visit a beautiful garden
• Enjoy a tour round a hand-made pottery factory & gallery
• Stroll a picturesque sculpture trail
• Indulge in wine tasting & lunch
• Visit a local art gallery

Tour Highlights

Visit Omaio Garden, meaning a place of ‘peace and tranquility’ in Maori. Walk the trails that weave through 7.2 hectares of mainly NZ natives. Enjoy morning tea with the creator, Liz Morrow.

Meander along a 2.5km trail dotted with a variety of artwork from sound installations to floating sculptures. Set against the backdrop of nature and a stunning vineyard, this is where art & wine entwine.

Enjoy a local Art Gallery showcasing a variety of contemporary, indoor and outdoor works across a variety of mediums. Soak up creations that include painting, object, photography, video, sculpture and installations.

Tour NZ’s largest producer of hand made pottery – the Morris and James Pottery Factory and Gallery. Home to unique highly glazed pottery, designs reflect the surrounding nature.

There is the option to swap the pottery factory tour with a visit to the Matakana Botanicals Factory, previously known as Les Floralies

What’s Included


5 – 6 hours


  • Ex Auckland, 8.30am – 3.30pm
  • Ex Matakana, 9.30am – 2.30pm


  • Ex Auckland $285 pp
  • Ex Matakana $235 pp
  • Minimum 2 pax
  • $50 extra pp for less than 4 pax


  • Morning tea & Antipasto platter lunch
  • Clifftop coastal garden visit
  • Sculpture trail
  • Wine tasting
  • Art Gallery
  • Pottery factory tour
  • Door-to-door transport
  • Local guide, maps & water
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Matakana Tours - testimonialsAnna and Dan Didsbury

Anna and Dan Didsbury
- Brick Bay Winery

Brick Bay wines & sculpture trail is one of the gems of the Matakana Coast region. Anna Didsbury, Daughter of owners Richard & Christine Didsbury, manages the creative team both in The Glass House restaurant and the stunning sculpture trail that surrounds the vineyard. Anna’s husband Dan operates the magnificent Matakana cinemas.

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