Matakana River Cruise

Code Matakana-Cruise-2019
Duration Day Tour

This is one that we have been talking about for a while… a delightful Cruise on the Matakana River followed by a hearty lunch at the historic Matakana Village Pub.

NORTH SHORE Residents:  MON 4th NOV 2019               

HIBISCUS COAST Residents:  TUE 19th NOV 2019

$115 Per Person  Includes Door to Door Transport.  Matakana River Cruise and Matakana Village Pub Lunch.


Day Tour
Day Tour

We begin today with some free time in Warkworth followed by a drive out to Snells Beach.  Have you seen all the new subdivisions that have literally sprouted in the last 5 years?  Then we are due at the Matakana River Wharf, to begin our 90-minute tranquil Matakana River Cruise.  Once used as the main route north, today, Captain Phil will bring this fascinating river history to life as we cruise through mangrove habitat lined with beautiful native bush on this sheltered waterway.  Good chance we’ll see my favourite bird, the Royal Spoonbill (photo) and spot stingrays cruising the clear shallow waters – K. 

We pass busy Sandspit Wharf and the newly completed Sandspit Marina before returning to Matakana.  Now we’re hungry and where better to dine than the historic Matakana Village Pub.  Built in 1903 this grand old lady has undergone many upgrades whilst still maintaining the charm and atmosphere of a typical NZ early pioneering hotel.  As a bonus the food has rave reviews!  

Ship 'n Shore Tours and Cruises specialise in fully escorted 'Day and Away' tours for retirees, featuring a free door-to-door pick up service for Hibiscus Coast and North Shore residents (others by arrangement). 
A one day outing or away for several?  Regular newsletters offer variety, making the decision to travel on your own or as a couple an easy one.  

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