Matakana Escape Experience

Matakana Art & Vineyard Experience

Matakana Art & Horse Riding Experience

Tour Summary

Matakana - A popular getaway spot for locals and visitors alike. Matakana is foodie heaven - if you enjoy art, sculpture, home-grown delicacies and award-winning wine then look no further. A visit to Matakana coast comes with memories to treasure.

Tour Highlights

  • The art and craft galleries

  • Fantastic outdoor sculpture trail 

  • Award-winning wines at some of Matakana’s boutique vineyards.

  • Beautiful white-sand beaches along Matakana’s stunning coastline.

Tour Inclusion


  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board

  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge

  • Self-Guided Experience visiting 3 sculpture filled gardens

  • Self-Guided Experience visiting 6 indoor art galleries

  • Wine Tasting at Boutique Vineyards

  • 1 Hour Scenic Horse Riding Experience

Tour Description

Just a hop, skip and a jump (or about an hour's drive) from Auckland City, the marvellous coastal region of Matakana is home to vineyards, restaurants, sculpture walks and farmers markets. Matakana coast and country is definitely a weekend wonderland.

There’s something about Matakana Village… a visit to Matakana comes with memories to treasure.

A very eclectic collection of sculptures laid out in a garden trail in a rural setting makes this place a perfect day trip from Auckland. Spend an amazing day exploring beautiful gardens filled with unique sculptures, art galleries & then finish your day visiting a boutique vineyard to taste premium selection of wines or experience a fun filled scenic horse riding experience. An art experience that is internationally unique. Over 400 works of art fill three sculpture gardens and six galleries. A destination that has been ten years in the making is designed to unlock the imagination, fuel creativity and ignite the mind.

The gardens burst with colourful plantings that change with the seasons. Imposing prehistoric rocks rise up alongside panels that display reflections in writing on Gardens, Inspiration, Wisdom, Art and Music.

One minute you’re admiring a Picasso and just around the corner you’ll stumble upon a piece by an unnamed artist. The collection is that of Auckland based Barristers Anthony and Sandra Grant who wanted to share their passion and give everyone the opportunity to experience art in a different environment than a typical gallery or museum. 

An art and food experience wouldn’t be complete without a glass of wine. Experience the Architectural award-winning Glass House, cantilevered over a shimmering lake with a fabulous lunch featuring the freshest seasonal produce. Taste our highly acclaimed range of wines, overlooking the vineyard where all our wine is estate grown.

Imagine the wind in your face, the sun on your skin and just the sound of the surf and hoof beats on the white sand... this is yours at Pakiri Beach! If you choose to experience a fun filled scenic horse riding experience. 

You can experience the freedom of this special place on horseback. It can be both tranquil and exhilarating! Whatever suits you! Ride along the pristine white sand beach, enjoying the seabirds you encounter… endangered NZ Dotterel, oyster catchers and many others then return through dunes and pohutukawa glades. Enjoy the magnificent views out over Little Barrier and Hen & Chicken Islands. A safe and exciting ride for novices and children.

Tour Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 people are required for this tour to depart.

Contact Us

+64 21 026 60993


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