Matakana is a relatively “undiscovered” part of Auckland’s eastern coastline, looking out to Kawau Island and encompassing the fabulously uncrowded surf beaches of Tawharanui Regional Park.  


It is also home to Brick Bay Sculpture Trail and Vineyard, showcasing contemporary sculpture in a remarkable landscape framed by towering native trees and majestic palms, abundant birdlife and green pastures all overlooking the celebrated Brick Bay Vineyard. 

While you are in the region, go snorkelling at Goat Island Marine Reserve, take in beautiful Pakiri beach by horseback, or cruise over to Kawau Island for great beaches and bird watching.


Southern Crossings are offering two or one night stays at Takatu Vineyard and Lodge in the heart of Matakana, including optional car hire from Auckland, before or after the Art Fair.



For more information and to book, please contact Sara and Tom from Southern Crossings: