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Kathy's Guidebook

Kathy

Kathy's Guidebook

Sightseeing
Our local beach 20 min drive -cool beach cafe (summer only ) with bands on a Friday from 5 (summer only ). Lovely peaceful surf beach - usually quiet 🤫 You might even get to see the All Blacks on a training run 🏃‍♀️ Please feel free to borrow our dogs 🤣
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Bethells Beach
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Our local beach 20 min drive -cool beach cafe (summer only ) with bands on a Friday from 5 (summer only ). Lovely peaceful surf beach - usually quiet 🤫 You might even get to see the All Blacks on a training run 🏃‍♀️ Please feel free to borrow our dogs 🤣
Big surf beach - good walking. Also home of gannet colony. Couple of cafes for hot chips and drinks, ice cream etc Cool beach to take a blanket and watch the surfers. Combine with a trip to a local Winery for a day out
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Muriwai Beach
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Big surf beach - good walking. Also home of gannet colony. Couple of cafes for hot chips and drinks, ice cream etc Cool beach to take a blanket and watch the surfers. Combine with a trip to a local Winery for a day out
Yet another great local big beach - 30 min drive. Couple of good cafes and walks.
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Piha
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Yet another great local big beach - 30 min drive. Couple of good cafes and walks.
Lovely walk through the bush ending at a waterfall with swimming hole - gentle walk - just a bit of a challenge at the end. Look for signposting right by RSA before you get to Piha beach
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Kitekite Falls
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Lovely walk through the bush ending at a waterfall with swimming hole - gentle walk - just a bit of a challenge at the end. Look for signposting right by RSA before you get to Piha beach
Lovely zoo with animals in (mainly ) large well designed enclosure - 25 min drive
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Zoo di Auckland
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Lovely zoo with animals in (mainly ) large well designed enclosure - 25 min drive
Definitely a day trip but cool little upmarket village with lots of good place to eat - combine with a stop in Walkworth on the way up and the Sawmill at Leigh for lunch Lots of good wineries up this way and wonderful beaches
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Matakana
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Definitely a day trip but cool little upmarket village with lots of good place to eat - combine with a stop in Walkworth on the way up and the Sawmill at Leigh for lunch Lots of good wineries up this way and wonderful beaches
Good place to get your bearings for a bush walk. Great views and good info on local history and wildlife.
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Arataki Visitor Centre
300 Scenic Dr
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Good place to get your bearings for a bush walk. Great views and good info on local history and wildlife.
Food scene
Great local restaurant- good beer and great food. Live music Sunday in summer
The Woodsman Kumeu
40 Main Rd
Great local restaurant- good beer and great food. Live music Sunday in summer
My new favourite cafe. 25 min drive but worth it - brunch menu is varied and always yummy - gets very busy so maybe book if sat or Sunday
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Black Cottage Cafe
308 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy
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My new favourite cafe. 25 min drive but worth it - brunch menu is varied and always yummy - gets very busy so maybe book if sat or Sunday
Great local burgers - 5 min drive. Organic home made beef, veggie and chicken burgers. Daily $10 specials for that quick burger fix
Bountiful Earth
720 Swanson Rd
Great local burgers - 5 min drive. Organic home made beef, veggie and chicken burgers. Daily $10 specials for that quick burger fix
Award winning restaurant Also does small plates and great garden with bean bags and live music to chill on a sunny afternoon (summer only )
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The Tasting Shed
609 SH 16
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Award winning restaurant Also does small plates and great garden with bean bags and live music to chill on a sunny afternoon (summer only )
Good local pizza - lots of dash food outlets on the same stretch of road - 10 min drive MacDonalds, KFC, and other junk !
Sal's Authentic NY Pizza - Henderson
151 Lincoln Road
Good local pizza - lots of dash food outlets on the same stretch of road - 10 min drive MacDonalds, KFC, and other junk !
Busy farmers market - expect to pay for posh cheeses and breads but nice atmosphere and good pub and restaurant on the waters edge. 20 min drive
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Catalina Bay Farmers Market
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Busy farmers market - expect to pay for posh cheeses and breads but nice atmosphere and good pub and restaurant on the waters edge. 20 min drive
Great local cafe - can get busy !
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Little Sister Café
91 Central Park Dr
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Great local cafe - can get busy !
Great brew bar with good outdoor beer garden. Good range of food. Wood fires pizzas and smoker.
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Hallertau Brewery
1171 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy
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Great brew bar with good outdoor beer garden. Good range of food. Wood fires pizzas and smoker.
Turkish style restaurant Cafe Deco and gallery in funky little village.
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Lopdell Precinct
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Turkish style restaurant Cafe Deco and gallery in funky little village.
Active
Popular local mountain bike park - my husbands second home 🤣 Variety of trails from kids to break your leg - bikes for hire.
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Woodhill Mountain Bike Park
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Popular local mountain bike park - my husbands second home 🤣 Variety of trails from kids to break your leg - bikes for hire.
Good local links course - so I’m told ! I have no clue about golf 🏌️‍♂️ we have a set of clubs you are welcome to borrow
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Muriwai Golf Links
101 Coast Rd
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Good local links course - so I’m told ! I have no clue about golf 🏌️‍♂️ we have a set of clubs you are welcome to borrow
Part of a 3 day walk - lovely coastal walk - quite challenging in places with great views
Hillary Trail (Section 4)
16 Log Race Rd
Part of a 3 day walk - lovely coastal walk - quite challenging in places with great views
Entertainment
Local movies for a Friday night or rainy day - only really get mainstream stuff but close and good value - lots of food outlets in the same mall
Event Cinemas Westgate
1-5 Fernhill Dr
Local movies for a Friday night or rainy day - only really get mainstream stuff but close and good value - lots of food outlets in the same mall