Local Attractions

Kourawhero Estate is perfectly located for you to explore all that the region has to offer.

The estate is only an hour north of central Auckland and situated in the heart of the Matakana Coast.

We can arrange a host of guided activities for you during your stay at Kourawhero.

Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom

Beaches and Regional Parks

The Matakana region and Kowhai coast boasts some of the best regional parks and beaches in New Zealand.

The Tawharanui Peninsula is a protected national reserve where you can enjoy the soft white sands of Anchor Bay and walk through the dense native bush, enjoying the sights and sounds of the many species of native birds.

The region has something for everyone. Explore small sheltered coves for swimming, large open surf beaches such as Omaha or Pakiri or visit the Goat Island marine reserve.We can arrange guided tours to match your interests and requirements.


The Matakana Coast has over 20 world-class vineyards for you to sample. Take a winery tour, enjoy an afternoon platter amongst the vines or even sit back and relax to a evening vineyard concert.

We can arrange tours of the local vineyards, with transportation to and from the Estate.

Click through for more information on just some of the vineyards on the Matakana Coast:

- Heron's Flight Vineyard
- Gillman Vineyard
- Brick Bay Wines and Sculpture Trail
- Omaha Bay Vineyard
- Mahurangi River Winery & Restaurant
- Matavino
- Ransom Wines
- Hyperion Wines
- Ascension Wine Estate

Farmers Markets

Set in the heart of Matakana Village and on the banks of the Matakana river, the famous Farmers Market is a thriving weekly event that brings together all the very best local and organic producers and attracts visitors from throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Enjoy a lunch-time treat from one of the many food stalls, whilst listening to local musicians perform on the market's rustic stage setting.

- Matakana Market and Village Website

Arts & Crafts

The Matakana region is home to many artists and producers of fine crafts.

Explore the local potteries, galleries, artists' studios and markets and add something special to your collection.

Click through for more information on some of the local arts & crafts attractions:

- Morris & James Pottery
- The Vivian Gallery
- Matakana Country Park and Gallery
- Matakana Indie Craft Market

And much more...

There is so much for you to explore and experience during your stay at Kourawhero. We are happy to help you make the most of your time with us.



Dining room
Kourawhero Estate