Matakana, Omaha, Goat Island & Tawharanui
This is a two hour drive from Auckland but you will not wish to leave so plan to spend a few days in this area.
The Matakana Farmer's Market on Saturday morning is a must visit for all your fresh produce.
The Matakana Toilets
Surfs up at Tawharanui, pure and clean New Zealand.
Goat Island Marine Reserve is the best place to see fish in their natural environment.
A glass bottom boat is also available for those that do not wish to snorkel.
Itinerary - About 112km or 2 hours travel
From Auckland (A) head north on highway 1
At Warkworth turn right and follow the signs to Matakana (B)
Tawharanui (C) is about 30mins drive and is a beautiful unspoilt beach
You will want to spend at least a day at Goat Island (D) snorkelling with the fish.
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