Top Attractions in Warkworth
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- A Warkworth gem! I particularly liked the Fiona Tuncliffe rabbits, ceramic pieces, but too big to take home to WA. WabbiThis is a delightful private gallery, traced up a lane from the Main Street via a Yellow Brick Road.
The gallery is delightfully eclectic, personal and inspiring. So enjoyed our visit.Written January 9, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We went camping with our family of 10 with 4 little ones under ten years of age, they were most blown away and had the best time ❤️
Had the most relaxing and peaceful trip.
The water was amazing 😍
The long drop toilet was clean
A hidden lost paradise ❤️
Worth the drive always!
No better place to swim or have a day out or stay.Written November 11, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Staff offered information about sheep and other animals. The sheep show demonstrates sheep shearing, the use of sheep dogs, and how to separate sheep into various stalls. Nice little café on the premises offers a tasty lunch meal. Beautiful setting, including a nature walk and animal farm.Written November 13, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Visited and camped near the beach many years ago. It is a beautiful part of the world. Took my girls snorkling for a couple of hours. Lots of fish, plankton, and a stingray. There is a tidal rip that could get poor swimmers in trouble, but with basic swimming skills you should be OK. Very clear water and a few car parks now.Written December 30, 2022
- My grandson and I took a 1 hour ride with Warkworth. Heather, one of the proprietors accompanied us. The ride was just right. My grandson had not done too much riding, just limited trails. We did some trotting and cantering, a little time moving around their flat field. Everyone very, very friendly and judged our capabilities right from the start, fitting the experience to our level. It was great.
It is a great thing to do when in the Warkworth area. We booked it as an activity near the end of our 2 week NZ trip and were very glad we did.Written December 20, 2022
- This was an absolutely brilliant chance to experience a walk through the native trees.
The access to the area is easy and the walk has been well thought out to enhance the visit. The streams and wet areas are covered with ferns of many varieties.
Free to enter and a great place to walk.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who keep the grove in such good condition.Written January 21, 2023
- We head up here from Auckland as often as we can. It's about a 45 - 60 minute drive depending on traffic, and should be quicker once the motorway extension opens.
It's not undiscovered like some other beaches north of Auckland, there are a lot of houses, but the beach is very long with plenty of room for all, even at the height of summer school holidays.
It's really a great beach - white sand and clear water with a sandy bottom. The swell can get to a good size on occasion but as often as not it's a perfect size for families - big enough to be fun but not too big to be intimidating - our kids (9 and 11) boogie board there a lot and I surf. And other times it's flat enough to paddleboard.
Lots of fun things to do nearby too - we'll always get a real fruit ice cream from one of the roadside stands or from OOB, do some snorkelling at Goat Island, and the cycleway to Point Wells and/or Matakana is worth the effort (the Matakana path has a pretty decent hill in the middle, while the Point Wells track is flat).Written December 29, 2021
- Lovely walk way along the beach front with well fashioned walkway. What a safe beach and so tranquil today.Written April 7, 2022
- This was a great rainy day activity and exceeded my expectations. It is MUCH larger than it appears when you arrive in the rather small carpark. Good range of lizards, turtles, etc plus aviaries in natural cages. It took us well over an hour to wander round, and it was possible to spot some of the well camouflaged lizards in the enclosures. Under-rated.Written January 7, 2022
- Well worth a short detour off Highway 1 or taking a drive out from Auckland. Some nice, not too challenging, walks with lovely views. Access to various beaches. Plenty of birdlife. Easy parking and rest rooms on site. Might suggest don't bother with walk out to Cudlip Point - there is no view from the viewing point as its shrouded in trees. Instead, take the Cudlip Point Loop Track for an excellent circular walk.Written January 8, 2023
- What a lovely hidden gem. Visited this place as the historical home has personal meaning to our family history.
Thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the home and grounds and walking around Casnell island at low tide.
Such a peaceful place sitting on the beach in front of the historical home.
Loved the huge tree on the grounds as well.Written May 5, 2021
- We popped out to the ruins after a bit of rain. End of April and was surprised to see people swimming and as we left more people arrived foe a swim. It was interesting to read it closed in 1929. Some of the trees going out of the ruins were cool. Not too much there that wasn't fenced off.Written April 22, 2022
- While it may sound a little parse this is the best first stop in Warkworth. Located on the river, good selection of information for both town and regional area. Helpful staff.
What more would one want?Written April 17, 2019
- Don’t miss this great local opportunity!!!
Sheep World was an educational, fun and informative stop in Warkworth, New Zealand about 1 hour north of Auckland. It truly is a tour site for adults, families and children. Sheep shearer ,Karen , did an amazing job providing such an engaging show. She was informative, had a great sense of humor and was truly passionate about her dogs and sheep.
We would definitely recommend Sheep World for your travel plans.Written September 9, 2019
- We went here to find the old lime kilns discovered. These kilns were used in relation to the Wilson Cement Works, also in Warkworth. You follow a path and come across the kilns. It's a very atmostpheric place, you can all sorts of birds especially the Tui.Written March 15, 2018
Frequently Asked Questions about Warkworth
- The best day trips from Warkworth according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Sheep World Country Tour from Auckland
- Matakana Art & Horse Riding Experience - Small Group Day Tour From Auckland
- Small-Group Matakana Coast Food and Wine Tour from Auckland
- Matakana Art & Vineyard Experience incl. Lunch & Wine Tasting Tour From Auckland
- Full-Day Small-Group Glowworm Exploration Tour in New Zealand
Warkworth Attractions Information
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