Places to see and things to do.
On the way to “The Retreat” from Auckland you might like to stop off at Waiwera for a swim in hot pools. If you arrive in New Zealand on an early flight, this could be a great way to relax.
Te Hana Kauri factory. This craft shop and factory is in the village of Te Hana just 1½ km from “The Retreat”. They make many different items from kauri timber.
The Matakohe Kauri Museum is about ¾ hour’s drive north of “The Retreat”, on Highway 12 to Dargaville. It is a must see attraction and features all you ever need to know about the New Zealand native kauri tree. Allow 2 hours to see everything.
We advertise in the B&B Directory of New Zealand. Lots of places to stay.
4 Km south of Warkworth is the Honey Centre. At the Honey Centre you can view New Zealand's largest live bee display set into the wall of the shop. You can see the queen bee laying her eggs and the worker bees coming into the hive with their pollen. Lots of honey products for sale and a café.