Warkworth

Travel Guide

Overlooking the Mahurangi River, this attractive town is ideally positioned as a gateway to magnificent Kowhai Coast beaches and the wine region.

Stroll through this enchanting historic village and admire the heritage architecture and charm of Warkworth. Embark on an adventure along the river or deep into ancient kauri forest in this scenic part of the Northland Peninsula, known for its natural scenery and fascinating heritage.

Get acquainted with the charming old architecture of Warkworth on a walking tour through the town’s historic streets. Check out boutique shops and artisans’ workshops and get special insight into the town’s award-winning chocolatier. Enjoy local produce at one of Warkworth’s cosy cafés and peruse artworks at the town’s galleries.

Visit the Warkworth Museum to uncover the stories of the region’s fascinating past. Imagine the natural landscape as early pioneers and the indigenous Maori people would have seen it with a scenic walk along the boardwalk, which stretches along a part of the meandering Mahurangi River. Go on a river cruise on a historic vessel and spot the different species of native vegetation on the riverbank.

Get a closer look at the natural scenery at Puhinui Scenic Reserve. Walk amid magnificent forests at Parry Kauri Park where there is a collection of 800-year-old kauri trees. Take in the sights of Warkworth’s scenic farmland with a ride on horseback through the countryside.

Warkworth also provides an ideal jumping-off point for exploring the wine region around Matakana to the northeast, as well as the snorkelling hotspot of Goat Island Marine Reserve. Go surfing in Tawharanui or discover the beautiful harbour in Mahurangi. Visit Warkworth in spring to experience the fun-filled Kowhai Festival, which has river-rafting events, food markets and an open-air cinema.

Warkworth is a 45-minute drive north from Auckland CBD and is easily accessible by public bus from the city. It is a short distance inland from the Hibiscus Coast. Warkworth is a great addition to a road trip along the coast, but with beautiful beaches, marine reserves and picturesque vineyards within easy reach, the town is a destination in itself.

Warkworth Lodge
Warkworth Lodge
3.5 out of 5
8 Falls Street, Warkworth
The price is NZ$119 per night from 23 Oct. to 23 Oct.
Situated in Warkworth, this motel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Warkworth Golf Club and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from SheepWorld. Brick Bay Sculpture Trail and Matakana Village ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (214 reviews)
"Range of price options."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2021

Warkworth Lodge
Woodhouse Mountain Lodge
Woodhouse Mountain Lodge
4 out of 5
471 Wyllie Rd, Kourawhero, Warkworth, Auckland
The price is NZ$449 per night from 23 Oct. to 23 Oct.
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Warkworth and District Museum, Random Wines and Parry Kauri Park. Warkworth Golf Club and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (14 reviews)
The food and service is outstanding!
"The perfect weekend away from Auckland. The accommodation was very comfortable, although looking a little tired, but the stand out was the lodge itself which is beautifully furnished, with comfy furnishings, fire places and lighting. The food and service was outstanding. Thank you Jono and Fleur ..."

Reviewed on 11 Apr. 2021

Woodhouse Mountain Lodge
Plume Villas
Plume Villas
5 out of 5
37 Sharp Road, Warkworth, Auckland
Situated in Warkworth, this eco-friendly lodge is within 3 mi (5 km) of Matakana Village, Matakana Weekend Market and Warkworth Golf Club. Brick Bay Sculpture ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (44 reviews)
"location and setting"

Reviewed on 7 Jun. 2021

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Plume Villas
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Beautiful Sanctuary -3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)
Beautiful Sanctuary -3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)
241 Sharp Rd, Warkworth, Auckland Region
Situated on the waterfront, this historic cottage is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Heron's Flight and within 3 miles (5 km) of Brick Bay Sculpture Trail and Ascension Vineyard. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
A very comfortable,cosy place for a ladies weekend getaway.
"Great place for a relax weekend getaway for a group of ladies. Warm and cosy atmosphere even though it was stormy and wild nights. Well equipped. Hosts are very friendly and welcoming. Thank you for goodies. However, caution is needed for the steep stairs to the upper bedrooms. Overall, we had a ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2021

Beautiful Sanctuary -3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)
Gillman Vineyard - Matakana Holiday Home
Gillman Vineyard - Matakana Holiday Home
99 Sharp Road, Sharp Road, Warkworth, Auckland Region
Situated in Warkworth, this holiday home is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Heron's Flight and within 3 miles (5 km) of Brick Bay Sculpture Trail and Ascension Vineyard. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
School Holiday Break
"Had a great stay in a serene rural/vineyard location. Really enjoyable"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Gillman Vineyard - Matakana Holiday Home
Greystoke House in a rural relaxed setting
Greystoke House in a rural relaxed setting
221 Wyllie Rd, Warkworth, Auckland Region
Situated in Warkworth, this holiday home is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Random Wines and within 6 miles (10 km) of Warkworth and District Museum and Parry Kauri Park. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Perfect getaway
"We couldn’t have asked for anything more, the house was perfect. Kath and Dave were very respectful of our privacy yet welcoming upon our arrival. We all enjoyed ourselves and definitely recommend it to anyone!"

Reviewed on 9 Feb. 2021

Greystoke House in a rural relaxed setting
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