Taste Tour

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Discover the delicious tastes of fresh Matakana Coast produce; served in local restaurants or purchased from the roadside. The quality and care our passionate locals instil in the creation of their produce is evident in the taste sensations you will experience.

The Matakana Taste Tour includes visits to 2 wineries as well as 3 local producers of your choice – choose from the following: Sausages, boutique cheeses, hand made chocolates, gourmet smoke house, coffee rosters, oysters, honey, ice cream, olive oil, pure water & a farmer’s market option on Saturdays.

Tour Highlights

Meet colourful, talented locals along the way; enjoy their stories of how their ventures established and flourished.

Enjoy a delicious antipasto platter lunch at a beautiful winery – another opportunity to sample the delights of this region

Savour quality artisan foods hand-crafted with passion – feijoa fruit wine, handmade chocolates with manuka honey centres, gelato made with local berries, boutique blue cheeses, award winning ice cream and world-class olive oil. This tour must be good for you!

Along the way, soak up Matakana Coast’s beautiful and diverse scenery. Rolling countryside, golden beaches, sunny coastline – this is our backyard and it truly is spectacular.

As time allows, this tour also includes visits to other local attractions. These may include the famous Morris & James Pottery factory, a 1,000 year-old Kauri tree and a place with panoramic views.

Tour itinerary is flexible for private groups or for groups where everybody agrees on the change requested. One winery stop can be swapped for a craft beer brewery or an apple cider farm; or choose to depart earlier and add on an activity such as the Oyster Farm Tour by shuckle ferry.

What’s Included

Duration

4.5 hours

Times

  • Ex Auckland, 11am – 5.30pm
  • Ex Matakana, 12pm – 4.30pm

Price

  • Ex Auckland $325 pp
  • Ex Matakana $275 pp
  • Minimum 4 pax – $50 extra pp for less than 4 pax

Includes

  • Antipasto platter lunch
  • Tastings at 3 boutique food stops
  • Tastings at 2 vineyards
  • Door to door transport (ex Matakana or Auckland)
  • Knowledgable local guide
  • Maps & water
  • Visits to other local attractions as time allows
  • Oyster ferry option $50 extra pp, subject to availability
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Matakana Tours - testimonialsDavid Hoskins and Mary Evans

David Hoskins and Mary Evans
- Heron's Flight Winery

David and Mary operate a Tuscan-inspired vineyard and have unique grape varieties, Dolcetto and Sangiovese. They follow sustainable principles where feasible, with a move towards organics. So heavily subscribed to sustainable practices that they are brimming with knowledge and tips along with drive to live a quality life, they are living a dream that many aspire to.

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