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Matakana Tours

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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About Matakana Tours
Matakana Tours offers serveral day trips from Auckland Central hotels and Crusie ship terminals. Our MATAKANA WINE & FOOD TOUR is the most popular. It includes your very own local guide Lunch, wine tastings, food tastings and door to door service. Highlights include: Visit 3 wineries, Visit 2 food producers, Stoping at points of interest along the way from photography to forest walks with 1000 year a old Kauri tree. Food producers are selected depending on the season and farmers availabilty, options are cheese, honey, coffee, oysters, Chocolate & Gelato. Sample the delightful local flavors, meet the locals and hear their philosipies on what make great quality food. Other tours options are - Taste Tour - Hinterland Bees tour - corporate events - pre & post cruise tours. MEET the Locals, TASTE the Produce, VIEW the Scenery with the locals Matakana Tours
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Get to know the artisan wine and food producers of Matakana on this full-day wine and food tour from Auckland. With a guide taking care of navigation and transportation, you can simply sit back and enjoy the scenery, food samples, and high-quality vintages. Learn about the history of wine production in the area and the agricultural conditions that make the produce here so tasty. An antipasto platter for lunch, as well as stops for honey, chocolate, and cheese tastings are included to make sure you don't go hungry.
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

Awesome food and wine tour from Auckland! Loved my day trip with Matakana Tours visiting some great spots just an hour out of Auckland. Sawmill Brewery and Brick Bay where both highlights but the lunch at Rothko was definitely my favourite and I cannot wait...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank HayleyHirschfeld
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Great fun and Great value! will be back again. great hidden places we would have never found if had not taken this trip. Highly recommend

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JamesNZZ
MatakanaTours, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Thank you for your review. We enjoyed showing you around our backyard and introducing you to some of our local characters. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed September 25, 2018

Matakana Tours did an exceptional job of hosting our business group tour to the fabukous farmers market, the brewery for a very generous tasing and then onto Plume for an exceptional lunch. Liz has a fabukous host and our guide Gilbert was an absolute treasure!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fi H
MatakanaTours, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to place your review. We are so very pleased you enjoyed the day. We loved meeting and hosting you all and hope you will return again soon to enjoy more flavours of the Matakana Coast Wine Country. We wish...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

We had a great trip with our tour guide Gilbert. Before we headed out, we'd had a mix up with the dates, and Liz, the manager, really pulled through and went the extra mile to make sure we still had a fantastic experience. her efforts...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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ZieBays, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2018

Thank you Meggie, Gilbert was so pleased to receive your review as am I. We wish you all the very best for the rest of your trip and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 6, 2018

My father and I had the most fantastic adventure with Gilbert, or as he called himself...a Kiwi-Frog. He drove us to some of the most fantastic hidden nooks just north of Auckland. It was fantastic. He thought of everything, making the day a casual stroll...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kel D
MatakanaTours, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to place your review. Gilbert loved sharing the local experiences with you and we are all delighted to read the review. We hope to see you again, best wishes for many more happy travels. regards Liz

Reviewed February 27, 2018

with our super host Liz. We had a great time seeing the area, even though rain was threatening we never got wet. We were collected in a super comfortable minivan with great visibility. Liz drove safely and competently while giving us an interesting commentary on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Irwi
ZieBays, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for your review. We love to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to having you back in our region enjoying more soon :-) Wishing you all the very best for your travels. Liz

Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Great Tour. Pleasant experience. Very knowledgeable. We did an hour ride north of Auckland tour. Visited a cheese factory, Winery, Oyster Bar.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jerrico R
MatakanaTours, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thank you for your review. We loved showing you our backyard full of tasty treats. We wish you all the very best for the rest of your travels.

Reviewed April 22, 2017

Liz had contacted me to change the time of our pickup in Auckland an hour earlier so that we wouldn't be delayed by the Easter weekend traffic. Geoff picked us up in a 7 seater and we were only slowed for a short time by...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank yellowperilhk
MatakanaTours, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to place your review. We hope to see you again sometime, so much to visit in our region, perhaps we can do the Olive oil or Cider tastings next time :-). We wish you all the best for the...More

Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Liz and Gilbert tools us on a delightful tour of 3 wineries, cheese tasting, great lunch at Brick Bay and finished with Chocolate! It is educational and full of beauty.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank BlueberryPancakeMan
MatakanaTours, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to place your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your day. We have some pics of the day, coming your way soon. We wish you all the best for many more happy travels. Kind Regards Liz

Reviewed October 26, 2016

First let us say Liz was a fantastic tour guide. We had our own personal tour guide in our own van. This was such a relief not to be stuck on a large tour bus like some other tours. Liz was very knowledgeable of all...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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