Local Activities

Warkworth & District Museum Warkworth & District Museum

Warkworth and the surrounding area offer the visitor a huge variety of activities to do and places to visit. You will need at least two days to fully appreciate what Warkworth and surrounding areas have to offer.

Warkworth’s rich heritage is reflected in its buildings and sites of historic interest. Its cafes, specialist shops and character architecture make it a charming village and the commercial hub of the area. The Mahurangi river, once a lifeline for the village, with steamboats and scows plying the coast and providing a much-needed link with Auckland, is today a tranquil and picturesque old dame, home to fabled ducks, and hosts a restful riverbank walkway.

Just a little up the road from our bed & breakfast is the Warkworth District Museum, set in the peaceful Parry Kauri Park alongside majestic and ancient kauri trees, with two of them being 800 & 600 years old. The museum superbly presents the district's pioneering history.

The famous Farmers Market in Matakana is only open on Saturday mornings. Other attractions are the new Sculptureum, Morris and James Pottery, and numerous places where you might enjoy a wine with your lunch or just a quiet coffee.

The regional parks at Tawharanui and Scandrett have lovely sandy beaches and an abundance of birdlife, along with plenty of walking tracks. Leigh (Goat Island), Omaha, Snells Beach and Algies Bay are all nearby as are several Golf Courses. If time permits, another day could be spent by taking the ferry from Sandspit over to Kawau Island.

Visit the Warkworth Information Centre for more information about the local attractions & activities.

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