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3 Day Kaipara Discovery Packages

Discover the Kaipara with the 2 Day Mataia Walk plus more!

Need a bit more from your Kaipara adventure? Come and do the 2 day Mataia circular walk plus choose an extra day add-on -  a walk through the DOC Mt Auckland (Atuanui) reserve, a visit to Atiu Creek Regional Park, or a trip to the Kaipara Coast Sculpture trail

3 Day Art & Garden Package
After completing the 2 Day Mataia Walk, relax those tired muscles and unwind with another night enjoying the gardens and history at Mataia Homestead. After a leisurely morning, drive yourself down to the award-winning Kaipara Coast Plant Centre and Sculpture Gardens and spend a couple of hours strolling the  gentle 1km sculpture & garden trail set in a tranquil and inspirational rural oasis. Enjoy over 50 sculptures by leading NZ artists then relax with a coffee and lunch at their on-site café.

Basic 3 Day Art & Garden Package: $220
Includes 3 nights’ accommodation, walk briefings, map & booklet, pack cartage and entry fee to the sculpture garden (BYO food)

All-inclusive 3 Day Art & Garden Package:
$415 As the basic package but includes all meals, entry fee to the sculpture gardens and a picnic lunch and coffee at the Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens



3 Day Walks Plus Package
Spend your arrival night at Mataia Homestead planning your first day’s adventure: you can choose to drive 5 minutes up the road to the Department of Conservation Atuanui (Mt Auckland) reserve walkway – one of the first walkways gazetted in New Zealand. This 3-4 hour walk through beautiful mature native bush climbs to the summit at 305m and provides panoramic views over the Kaipara area. OR drive 20 minutes north to visit Atiu Creek Regional Park – a farm park gifted to the Auckland Council in 2006 by Jackie and Pierre Chatelanat. A network of walking trails stretches across the farm, through the valleys and along the ridge tops, offering magnificent vistas of the Kaipara and surrounding areas.

After a days exploring, return to Mataia Homestead for another night to relax before you start the 2 Day Mataia Walk the next day.

Please note the extra walks are a self-driven option, we do not provide transport.

Basic 3 Day Walks Plus Package: $230
Includes 3 nights accommodation, walk briefings, map & booklet, and pack cartage (BYO food)

All Inclusive 3 Day Walks Plus Package:
$415. As the basic package but includes all meals.

All packages include full linen & pack cartage

Mataia Homestead Walks

2791 Kaipara Coast Highway, Glorit, RD4, Warkworth   Phone +64 9 420 5312

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