Visit Makana Chocolates on this Scenic Adventure and Wine Tasting Tour

Wine Tasting & Scenic Adventure

A land based tour in the beautiful Bay of Islands area including Wine Tasting, Lunch at a Vineyard, Historic Buildings, Haruru Falls, Art & Crafts, Chocolate Factory, Honey tastings. Sit back and enjoy the commentary as we travel thru native bush and farmland in Kerikeri - the citrus capital of NZ & kiwifruit growing region.


  • Winery

  • Historic Buildings & Stories

  • Haruru Falls

  • Chocolate Factory

  • Arts & Crafts

Full Description

Heading to Kerikeri the citrus capital of NZ  passing by native bush,  forest plantations and beef, sheep & dairy farms.
A visit to the workshop of Romeyn Woodcrafts a family business : showcasing housewares : boards, table mats, coasters, pens, puzzles etc made from native NZ timber:  including  Kauri   one of the world’s mightiest trees, growing to over 50mtrs tall, with trunk girths up to 16mtrs, and living for over 2,000 years.
Honey Paihia is where you will be  tasting  honey  including NZ’s famous manuka   hear about our local bush area and conservation program for kiwi.  Next we visit the  Historic Stone Store Mission Station by the Kerikeri River.  where NZ’s oldest buildings : Kemp House and the Stone Store are offering a range of 1800’s authentic goods  and a  quirky range of uniquely New Zealand souvenirs.  Embrace the beauty of this area & the birds that make it their home while hearing about the Maori & European history.
Marsden Estate : Is where we enjoy lunch (extra cost)  Known for the relaxed atmosphere of its courtyard dining space overlooking the lake and vines, with innovative cuisine that showcases the unique flavours of the region. 
From lunch we visit Makana Confections Chocolate factory – offering a sample of their hand-made quality confections.  See the chocolates being made through the glass wall.  Italian Gelato is available in their cafe to taste : maybe get one to go.
Venture into the Kauri Workshop & Gifts with an amazing array to choose from.
We return via Haruru Falls & the  Waitangi lookout – with spectacular views of ships & the islands of the Bay.



Scenic Sights





Wine Tasting


Meeting Point

Pickup by prior arrangement or

Meet outside the i-Site at the wharf in Paihia

Additional Information

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

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NZ$ 90

per person

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Heading to Kerikeri the citrus capital of NZ, passing by native bush, forest plantations and beef, sheep & dairy farms....Show More
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SIGHTS & TASTES : Custom Tour

Art & Craft Galleries, Wine Tasting, Chocolate Factory, Scenic Sights, \r\n
Adult: $90
Child: $60
Infants Free
Duration: 3.5 Hours

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