Needing to entertain the partners? What could be better than a memorable Matakana day out. Conveniently located around 45 minutes from the Auckland CBD, Matakana is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Partners will delight in discovering the Matakana lifestyle; from quality crafts to hand creams, sculptures and more on our Partner Programs.
Craft experience option 1: Handmade soy candles and demonstration. Soak up the smells and beautiful creations of our local candle maker who has an eye for designing candles that will lift the decor in any home. Candle demonstration and store visit.
Craft experience option 2: Glass bead & Jewellery making demonstration. Bright unique beads are selected by the party for their very own set of earrings to be created on the spot along with a demonstration of how one bead is made. Stunning vibrant colours leap from the gleaming glass, just think of your favourite top and find a bead to match for your earrings. Glass bead demonstration and store visit.
Discover fine examples of sustainable & enviro practices with a visit to the new Matakana Botanicals (nee Lesfloralies) site. Known for its fine bath and body products, the brand has upped its green credentials with innovative systems like seaweed irrigation & worm farms. Many other delights to discover here include quality lotions, lip balms, scents of coco & vanilla to lime & grapefruit and more.
Meander along a 2.5km trail dotted with large sculptures amongst a vineyard, native bush and lakeside setting. Approximately 40 works of art dot the trail in total.
Discover the flavours of the Matakana Coast region over a vineyard lunch of an antipasto platter. Many artisan foodies call Matakana home and the vineyards make the most of it by designing delicious platters of local gourmet produce.
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.