Things to do
One of New Zealand's finest 18-hole country golf courses is Huapai Golf Club. Guests are welcome. Clubs and carts can be hired. Ph: (09) 412-8809.
If a walk on one on New Zealand's most rugged and picturesque beaches is enticing, then visit the wild west surf and sand of Muriwai Beach.
Watch out for the hang-gliders. New Zealand’s northern- most gannet colony can be found nesting on Otakamiro Point. Breeding starts in early August as the gannets find their lifelong mate and November brings chicks.
Coatesville Sunday Markets
On the first Sunday of each month, you can enjoy the colourful market at Coatesville. Tempting local crafts,
hand-made chocolates, breads and organic produce.
Watch in amazement as Maori art is hand crafted from ponga logs. Hand crafted jewellery, bags, paintings, photographs and garden art to locally designed and made clothes, Coatesville Market has something for everyone.
During the day there is much to see and do. Stop for lunch or a light snack in one of the nearby cafes where you will find the best of NZ wines and beers.
Local cafes and restaurants include:
Hallertau (craft beers)
Soljans Estate Winery has been family owned for three generation, producing Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinotage. Ph: (09) 412-5858.
Kumeu River was established in 1944 by the Yugoslav Brajkovich family. Well known for its Chardonnays, they also produce Rose, Pinot Noir and Merlot.
Ph: (09) 412-8415.
Coopers Creek, in Huapai, takes grapes from regions where the variety grows best and can offer white and red wines from all over NZ. Ph: (09) 412-8560.