Riverside Township of Warkworth
Warkworth is 45 minutes drive North of Auckland City.
The historic township of Warkworth was founded in 1853 by John Anderson Brown, who named the town after Warkworth in Northumberland. Today the Bridghouse is the oldest surviving building in Warkworth and is a great place to dine and stay. Warkworth's history can be seen as you walk through the streets following the Heritage trail (Maps available from the Warkworth i-SITE). Old ruins of the first portland cement manufacturing works in the southern hemisphere still remain and provide a great swimming hole over the summer months.
Flowing through the Warkworth township is the Mahurangi River, which was once the lifeblood of Warkworth. A busy steam of sail boats constantly cruising the waterways, trading between the town and Auckland. These days the river is still in use with the Jane Gifford taking tours down the river. Along the river bank there is a playground, parks and a lovely walkway.
Warkworth has a great selection of shops to wonder through and plenty of cafes & restaurants.
Warkworth is a gateway to the Matakana Coast Wine Country. Turning off the main highway you can travel out to Tawharanui, Mahurangi East, Matakana, Goat Island, Leigh & Pakiri, which are all within as easy drive from the township of Warkworth.For further information:
With 14 rooms, the lodge provides accommodation for 14 single or up to 30 twin share. Each room offers an en suite bathroom, tea and coffee facilities, a small fridge and Sky T.V. 8..more..
Dining by the Mahurangi River with excellent service. Since 1854, the iconic Bridgehouse has served the local community for generations. From its humble beginnings as a timber m..more..
The Factory: The Chocolaterie hand makes its beautiful Award-Winning chocolates on site every day from the finest Gourmet Callebaut coverture & the freshest of New Zealand's..more..
The Jane Gifford: History About 130 scows used to ply New Zealand's waters, mostly as transport 'workhorses'. The Jane Gifford is the country's last remaining rigged sailing scow. ..more..
The Kowhai Connection is a great way to get out and about to see Matakana Coast Wine Country. In addition to the regular scheduled stops in each town, you can flag the down the bus ..more..
Spend a little time with Matakana Tours and discover the bounty of the Matakana Coast region - perfect for a day trip from Auckland City! Our boutique small group tours have bee..more..
Warkworth is a pretty riverside town, located about 60km north of Auckland City. It is the main service centre for the district including Snells Beach, Matakana, Point Wells, Omaha ..more..
Teaching seniors about computers by volunteer tutors. Membership available to any adult resident in the greater Warkworth area. For more information contact the Course Coordinator o..more..
Sheep World is New Zealand’s Sheep and Wool Centre, providing a step by step insight how we farm our sheep, then harvest and use their wool. Our live demonstrations ..more..
Skywork Helicopters offer a complete charter, scenic flight and tourism service. Chartering a helicopter for a scenic flight is the very best way to see our breathtaking country. All pa..more..