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Matakana Art and Wine Escape provided by Auckland & Beyond Tours

Matakana Art and Wine Escape

Matakana Art and Wine Escape
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About
• Pick up & drop off from Auckland Central Hotels. • Complementary Snacks & Water. • Luxury Transport From Auckland • Honey Centre Tour & Complementary Honey Jar • Vineyard Lunch (Extra Cost) • Sculptureum Admission. • Wine Tasting at Matakana's Top winery • Chocolate Tasting at Award Wining Chocolateirs & Hot Chocolate Drink • Hockey Pokey Ice Cream at Giapo 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35014P25
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Professional Driver/guide
Bottled water
Lunch (if option chosen)
Snacks
Wine tasting
Alcoholic Beverages
All Fees and Taxes
Entry/Admission - Sculptureum
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please send us the name of your hotel so we can arrange for your pick up.
Ports:
Viaduct Marina, 220 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 18 years for wine tasting.
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
Professional Driver/guide
Bottled water
Lunch (if option chosen)
Snacks
Wine tasting
Alcoholic Beverages
All Fees and Taxes
Entry/Admission - Sculptureum
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please send us the name of your hotel so we can arrange for your pick up.
Ports:
Viaduct Marina, 220 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 18 years for wine tasting.
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sculptureum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Matakana Village
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
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Gavin
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Great day trip to Matakana winery
Dec 2020
We went with Peter and Mai to Brick Bay in Matakana with a group of other blind guide dog volunteers and all of us (canine and people) had a wonderful time. The organisation was superb and both were really pleasant, helpful and obliging for all of us. The van was modern and comfortable, driving good and venue chosen was great for the occasion - overall a really good day out. Many thanks - Gavin and Regina
Written 1 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rickireen123
Auckland, New Zealand43 contributions
The beauty of Matakana and its surroundings A tour not to be missed
Jul 2018 • Friends
Peter and Mai both the owners of the company took a small group of us on a tour to Matakana "I can call it the Matakana special" such an hidden gem and definitely worth your visit. We went on the Saturday which means our first stop was The infamous Matakana Farmers Markets (fully organic and a fantastic atmosphere)

After that we stopped into to another Matakana Favortite, Honest Chocolate here we were greeted by Nico Obano the Chocolatier started of with a commercial kitchen in his garage and now has a award winning chocolaterie Nico has won many awards with his chocolates and will compete again this year! we tasted some delicious handmade bonbons made from a chocolate ganaseha with water instead of cream which was to die for! so I bought some :)

After this Peter and Mai introduced us to Mike who runs the Vintry (Winebar) Matkana Market Kitchen (Restaurant) and the Matakana Boutique cinema's. We had a lovely wine tasting in Vintry where you can taste the majority of the wines in Matakana and even purchase them for the cellar door price. they have a small food menu available and many board games this including with a fireplace makes it a wonderful occasion to drink your glass of wine from one of the many boutique vineyards in the Matakana Region.

Following on from this we went to Sculpterum which was the highlight of my day! Tony was our host an explained us that Sculpterum was a private art collection which only opened at the beginning of this year. The amazing art collection consist of 3 art gardens and 2 art galleries. This is a must visit in the Matakana Region I was blown away with the art that was on display! topping this of with another wine tasting made it even better!

Another highlight was the Sawmill Brewery, Ree our host showed us around trough the brewery and explained their philosophy, you drink one beer and that beer has to taste delicious so you want to have at least another one of the same. with that philosophy we were treated to a generous beer tasting and some fine food in their garden.

On our way back to Auckland we went to Chocolate Brown which is located in a small village called warkworth, another famous chocolate shop with a variety of chocolates/bonbons/nougat/fudge here we sat down and were treated to a nice cup of warm real Hot Chocolate. This was the final stop and Mai and Peter presented us with a souvenir from the tour, which I think is a great success! now I have my own photo of me in Sculpterum to remember the day!

Mai and Peter I could not fault this tour, both your passion for the industry and your dedication to excite and deliver exceptional service was truly unbelievable. After the tour I felt very happy and satisfied you are trough hospitality professionals!
Written 10 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kia Ora Rick, First of all, I want to thank you for joining our trip to Matakana. It was amazing to meet a hospitality professional who is passionate & eager to learn. Matakana is a beautiful town full of unique destinations. The Village Farmers Market located on the banks of the river is by far the best market in Auckland featuring local organic producers with an emphasis on the environment. No plastics allowed (everything has to be recyclable) With live music playing and a fireplace to stay warm, the market gives you the perfect cozy feeling. Chocolate Tasting at Honest is a lovely experience, chocolate lovers call that place heaven! The Vintry is a very special wine bar. If you wish to taste local wines and learn about different boutique wineries that don't even have a cellar door.. this is the place to go. Sculpterium is a place for everyone, young or old, artist or any other person.. art that suits every person. Sawmill Brewery offers a wide variety of unique craft beer... Their newest addition is the Nitrogen Chocolate Beer! The hot chocolate drink at Chocolate Brown was a lovely add-on after the chocolate tasting. I'm happy you enjoyed your personalized souvenir, now you have something that will always remind you of the amazing day we spent together! Thanks again & looking forward to have you on more of our trips.
Written 11 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ladycope
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
Matakana
Went for a famil trip with auckland and beyond it was such a great and inspiring experience. Mai and Peter are super warm and friendly people who are very knowledgeable about their product and are passionate about what they do. Most of the places we went to are places I have never been before, it was an awesome trip learning new things, discovering places, meeting new people and just having fun. Plus they gave a cute little souvenir of a printed photo to each one of us which gave an even more lovely and personal touch to end our trip.
Written 8 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining our trip in Matakana. Was amazing to have you with us on our Wine tasting, Brewery tour and tasting, Chocolate tasting & art trail. At Auckland & Beyond Tours we are passionate about discovering new locations and sharing our knowledge and love for New Zealand with our guests. We are always striving to be innovative and unique in the way we deliver our services. I'm glad you enjoyed the personalized free souvenir... that will keep the lovely memories we made that day in the palm of your hand.
Written 9 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tungstencoil
Austin, TX101 contributions
Great Service, Interesting Tour - Different than Other Options
Jun 2018 • Solo
The tour is great; interesting, varied things to do. The company is top-notch to work with.

I was going to Auckland for work; as a solo traveler in the off season, I was having difficulty finding anything touristy to do. I took a long weekend, as this was my first time to NZ.

Ahead of time, I contacted Auckland & Beyond ahead of time, by phone. The friendly person on the other side explained many tours don't run in the off season and that she'd gladly wait-list me for those that were. Pretty much, it was Hobbiton, Glow Worms... She then recommended contacting pretty much any company I felt comfortable with and getting on a list, as a way of ensuring I'd get something. Already, service focused on me, even at their expense.

Fast forward; I'm in NZ and I receive an email. They can accommodate me on the Hobbiton, but also have another option: Makatana day trip. It is relatively close to Auckland, so the entire tour - while still a day - is a little less intense than some of the other day activities. This option is new for them, and I participated in one of the "trial runs". This is worth emphasizing: they included me on a trial run - not for 'general' customers - because the woman I spoke with was concerned I would have a lack of things to see and do in their country. She really looked out for me! I was floored. Great service, and I hadn't even done anything yet!

We started with the farmer's market in Matakana Village. It was really nice; small, and of course a lot of fresh things don't translate to tourist. However, there were lots of fresh bites and very good coffee on the chilly morning. I did pick up a few things to bring home.

Then we were onward: chocolate tasting (quality and very interesting), then off to the Sculptureum, which is a private indoor/outdoor gallery with an emphasis on (you guessed it!) sculpture. Nice collection; great grounds. Part was self-directed, part was with a docent. This was followed by a wine tasting and lunch on the grounds - very top notch. The wine was informative and interesting, and a bit different than what one would expect from a New Zealand vineyard.

This was followed by another small-production vineyard and another chocolate tasting. The second vineyard was really great, especially chatting with the owner. The second chocolate tasting was so-so, though at this time we'd been wined/lunched/chocolated quite a bit already. Final stop was a gourmet ice cream shop in Auckland that was probably some of the best I've had on the planet (and I returned there every single day I had left in Auckland).

There were a couple of rough edges on the tour as they were working out the kinks, but this made it fun and wasn't challenging at all. It was especially nice to see how the staff genuinely cared that everyone was individually taken care of. One of the places we stopped had a full bar, and mentioned it was some kind of special gin week. The owner referenced a local New Zealand rhubarb gin. I really like gin; the travel guide made a special stop at a store in town so that I could run in and grab a bottle to bring home. Again: lot's of individual, special attention was paid to each member to ensure they were enjoying it, questions were answered, and all around a laid-back, informative, great time... and I got to do some stuff many people don't think to do, as it's off the beaten path.

You should go. You should also book these folks for other tours. I will definitely look them up when I return.
Written 4 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining Auckland and Beyond Tours at our newest destination The Matakana Wine, Art & Food Escape" We are dedicated to offering our guests the best customer experience while they are in New Zealand. Since you were here on a business trip we did our best to get you on a specialty tour, something different than the usual & indeed we did. Great service as you mentioned is what we aim for in every interaction with our guests. Elena, our reservation specialist has a passion for delivering an outstanding experience to each & every guest either on phone, e-mail or in person. I appreciate your recommendation & looking forward to hosting you next time your in New Zealand.
Written 9 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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