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Matakana Markets

The Matakana Markets are hugely popular among the locals and rated number two in the Auckland region and I strongly recommend having a geez if you find yourself close enough or are able to. 522 more words

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Matakana Region

Shots taken in Matakana, New Zealand. All photos have been taken manually and have been minimally altered using Adobe Lightroom. 21 more words


Very Artsy-Fartsy

The truly brilliant thing about a bicycle as a means of touring is the ease with which we can change our plans about where we want to go and that has implications for the shape of the things we see and do.  339 more words

Cycling In Auckland New Zealand

I'm Just Saying

Time to head out of town.

Just an hour north of downtown Auckland via the Northern Motorway is the village of Matakana, our hopping-off point to visit, by bike, some of the 19 wineries that comprise the Matakana Wine Trail. 501 more words

Cycling In Auckland New Zealand

Beer - #712 - Liberty and Hallertau - Matakana Imperial Oyster Stout

A collaboration, a stout, what is it all about! You’d think that as it is summer that it’d be something lighter but this has been sitting in the fridge forlornly and so I give in and to be fair I’m looking forward to it. 633 more words


Five great reasons to visit the Ascension Vineyard this summer!

“We aim to become the best vineyard experience in New Zealand”    I say they’re well on their way!

Early Sunday morning, my partner and I headed north out of Auckland to blow away some of the cobwebs that had collected the week prior. 680 more words


Discovering Tawharanui - Auckland's best-kept little secret!

Last Saturday my partner and I headed north of Auckland, past the popular village of Matakana and out onto the Tawharanui Peninsula to what is arguably one of Auckland’s most pristine regional parks.   606 more words