Kumeu Coast & Country
Stretching from the cliffs overlooking Maori Bay and the Gannet Colony north to Kaipara Head, Muriwai Beach – with its fine black sand is popular with surfers, families, surfcasters, kite fishermen and blokart enthusiasts. You can drive all the way north, some 40 kilometres, at low tide. There is a camping ground, many pleasant grassy picnic spots with shade, a playground and even a golf course at Muriwai.
Take a tour through Kumeu Wine Country, home to some of New Zealand’s longest established and award-winning wineries. Attractive winery buildings and lovingly kept vineyards are nestled in the gently undulating landscape, and a growing number of restaurants and cafes form an important adjunct to a day’s touring around the wine district.
Stay for a day, a week, or longer in one of the superior B&Bs or cottages dotted around the district and explore Kumeu Coast and Country – one of Auckland’s best kept secrets.