Activities

This page will give you an idea of some of the activities in the area.

The Seaforth Cottage property includes 40 acres of mature & regenerating native New Zealand forest which you can explore along the walking tracks. Many of the plants & trees are identified and named, the variety on the property is huge, from the magnificent Kauri Trees to the lovely miniature grass orchids

There are three small private sandy beaches and 1km of rocky Hauraki Gulf coastline to explore as part of the property, but then you can go on to find Robbers Cove, Sea Caves and Horse Bay where the Orca Whales come to scratch in the early morning! Carry on to the natural thermal pools at Waiwera, or just wander along unknown long sandy beaches on your own.

For the more adventurous, there is fishing from the many rocky points or coves along the coast.

– Kite Fishing – what are the options , What will you catch?

Local area activities:

Kayak  around the bay or up to the Historic Puhoi Village. Why not paddle up in the morning with the rising tide, lunch at the historic Puhoi Pub and gently paddle back down again on the falling tide in the afternoon.

Puhoi Valley offers some interesting places to visit – including the historic village and the Puhoi Art of Cheese Café with locally made cheeses.

Bike rides around the “Front Block” – 20 Acres of Bush / Pasture / Trails to explore.

Snow Skiing – Yes – Snow Planet is just a few kilometers south at Silverdale – Indoor Ski slope open all year round – enjoy your summer ski holiday.

Day Trips:

Tiritiri Matangi Island wildlife sanctuary, and one of New Zealand’s most important and exciting conservation projects. Open for the public to visit all year by ferry from Auckland.

Wenderholm Regional Park – just a few kilometers north of Seaforth is the picturesque mouth of the Puhoi River, surrounded by forested headlands, location of Wenderholm Regional Park, the first and perhaps still the most beautiful Regional Park.  Wenderholm contains one of Auckland’s best examples of mainland coastal forest.

Goat Island – Leigh Marine Reserve – New Zealand’s first marine reserve.

Te Hana – Maori Village – Te Ao Marama is Auckland’s leading Maori Cultural Centre offering a comprehensive range of authentic Maori cultural experiences – about 1 hour north of Seaforth on State Highway 1.

Matakana Farmers Market – Saturday Morning in Matakana Country Village.