The Mahurangi River is the heart of Warkworth and it was once the areas lifeline, constantly alive with steamboats that provided an essential link to Auckland. A stay in our Warkworth accommodation
today offers a far more tranquil experience on the river. The picturesque Mahurangi is still a playground for boats, but they are mostly leisure craft, it is also home to fabled ducks, and a riverside walkway.
A stay in one of our Warkworth hotels
will let you explore its rich heritage of character buildings, old mills and other historical sites. All of this can be seen while enjoying the relaxed charm of Warkworth’s village cafes, specialist shops and architecture and the commercial hub of the area.
While Warkworth itself is a hidden gem; located just an hour’s drive from Auckland and yet worlds away in terms of character and pace, it is also the most convenient gateway to the Matakana Coast Wine Country. Visit the Matakana Coast from a Warkworth hotel
and follow the wine and produce and experience the amazing array of tastes and flavours the area is renowned for.
Stay on the coast and have some fun in the sun at one of the many beaches and coastal attractions nearby our Warkworth accommodation. Make sure you check out the Okakari Point Marine Reserve or Goat Island to the locals. As New Zealand’s first Marine Reserve it has experienced an ecological boom and offers clear blue waters perfect for snorkelling and scuba amongst the amazing aquatic life straight off the beach. If you want to stay above the water, take a trip on the water in the glass bottom boat, a favourite with younger members of the family.