Local attractions

Nearby attractions:

5 minutes from the Ambers Luxury B&B:

  • SnowPlanet Small Road Silverdale
    Snowplanet is New Zealand’s only all-year indoor snow resort
  • Action Raceway Small Road Silverdale
    Indoor Go Kart Centre and Bumper Boats Ph: 09 426 1070
  • Pioneer Village Wainui Road Silverdale
    A time trail through Silverdale’s past Ph: 09 426 8272

10 minutes from the Ambers Luxury B&B:

  • Orewa Beach Orewa
    Beautiful, long beach – is the surf up? Check it out! http://www.windsurf.co.nz/windsurf_cam_orewa.asp
  • Peninsula Golf Course Hibiscus Coast Highway Orewa Ph: 09 426 4001
    This is the local golf course http://www.golfguide.co.nz/
  • Rodney Walkways Dozens of wonderful nature walks to enjoy the area’s unique coastal and rural environment
    Ph: 09 426 0076
  • 15 minutes from the Ambers Luxury B&B:
    Waiwera Thermal Spa Resort Waiwera Sparkling, clean, thermal mineral waters in a variety of pools
    http://www.waiwera.co.nz/
  • Beak Farm – Fun, interactive, educational experience with animals 880 Wainui Road, Silverdale Ph 09 420 4420
  • Couldrey House Museum
    Historical House Museum of the Victorian/Edwardian era set in the beautiful grounds of Wenderholm Regional Park
    Ph: 09 528 3713 or visit http://www.arc.govt.nz/albany/eventscalendar_ext/

20-30 minutes from the Ambers Luxury B&B:

More than 30 minutes from the Ambers Luxury B&B:
Tiri Tiri Matangi Island
Tiri Tiri Matangi Island lies 4 km off the coast of Whangaparaoa Peninsula.
It is designated an open sanctuary, cleared of predators and provides an opportunity to visit
a genuine open wildlife sanctuary featuring many species of endangered New Zealand bird life,
including the kiwi and takahe.
Ph 09 479 4490.
http://www.newzealand.com/travel/sights-activities/scenic-highlights/islands/sh-tiri-tiri-matangi-island.cfm
Honey Centre
Largest bee display in New Zealand.
Huge variety of bee products including pollen, propolis, beeswax, beekeeping supplies, gifts, souvenirs.
An educational honey tour is available for groups and schools.
Just 4 km south of Warkworth, Corner of State Highway 1 and Perry Road Ph: 09 425 0132

http://www.honeycentre.com/
Goat Island (also known as: Cape Rodney – Okakari Point Marine Reserve)
Goat Island is one of New Zealand’s most successful marine reserves.
A magical maritime world with fish swimming all around you.
Rub noses with Grand-daddy snapper or simply experience the vast array of colourful marine life.
You can dive, snorkel or take the glass bottomed boat out and view the marine life from above.

http://www.goatislanddive.co.nz

http://www.glassbottomboat.co.nz
Kawau Island
Historic Reserve and Mansion House. This is the ideal spot for picnics, swimming, bush walks
and fishing off the rocks.
You can go surfing the waves on the speedy Kawau Jet, or visit historic Mansion House,
richly steeped in the history of the Northland region.
You can also visit the island’s copper mine. Ferry leaving from Sandspit.
Ph: 0800 888 006 http://www.kawauisland.org.nz or http://www.watertaxi.co.nz

Matakana Wine Trail
From Warkworth (about 50-60 minutes north of the Harbour Bridge)
there are six vineyards which are open to the public and offer wine tasting:
Ascension Vineyard & Café; Ransom Wines; Matakana Estate; Hyperion Wines; Heron’s Flight Vineyard & Café;
Mahurangi Estate.
For further information
contact the Warkworth Visitor Information Centre: http://www.warkworth-information.co.nz
Sheep World
Just 4 km north of Warkworth, there is a farm and nature park where they have sheep and dog shows,
pony rides, sales of luxury sheepskin rugs, footwear and clothing, premium quality merino wool and
possum fur sweaters, scarves, blankets and thousands of hand made New Zealand handcrafts.
State Highway One Warkworth Ph: 09 425 7444 http://www.sheepworld.co.nz