activities on THE MATAKANA COAST
From visiting the famous Matakana Farmers markets, exploring Matakana's beautiful beaches and regional parks to action-packed water sport activities, there is something for everyone to do on the Matakana Coast!
BEACHES & REGIONAL PARKS
The Matakana coastline is beautiful and there are plenty of great beaches close to our glamping tepees. The closest beach to us is the white sand beach of Omaha, which is easily reached within a 10 minute drive from Tepee. A little further along is Goat Island, New Zealand's first marine reserve, and Pakiri beach where you can go horse riding. Tawharanui regional park is another great option and one of our favourites. We highly recommend walking the Ecology trail or go for a surf. Tawharanui is a bird sanctuary, and kiwi spotting tours can be booked with Kiwiness tours.
Blue Adventures offers kitesurfing, wakeboarding and SUP lessons, tours and retreats on the Matakana Coast. Free accommodation is offered as part of Blue Adventures watersport camps.
If you would like to give surfing a go, you can also grab a surf board from their Omaha surf shop at the Omaha estuary, 329 Omaha Flats Road, Omaha.
MATAKANA FARMERS MARKETS
The famous Matakana Farmers Markets take place every Saturday from 8 am-1 pm.
VINEYARDS AND BREWERIES
Don't we all love a good glass of wine or craft beer! The Matakana wine country is famous for it's fabulous vineyards and breweries. A must visit is Brick Bay and the Sawmill Brewery.
Brick Bay is located at Snells beach, a 15 minute drive from our glamping accommodation. Brick Bay is famous for their Pinot Gris, Rose and Red blends. We recommend Brick Bay's wine tastings, food platters and visiting their sculpture trail.
The Sawmill Brewery, is a mere 2 km from Tepee and highly recommended. Their craft beers are excellent and the Smoko Room restaurant offers a great atmosphere and fantastic food.
yoga & WELLNESS
If you would like to join a yoga or pilates class, we recommend you check out Oasis studio in Point Wells, or the Tea and Tonic yoga studio in Matakana. For massages we can highly recommend Divinely Feminine.
IN THE EVENING