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. You can explore further around the coast to find Robbers Cove, Sea Caves and Horse Bay where the Orca Whales come to scratch in the early morning! Carry on around the coastal rocks to the village of 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.

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 then explore the Village Museum 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 ride around the Te Ara Tahuna Estuary walkway and cycleway in Orewa.

Snow Skiing – Yes – Snow Planet is just a few kilometer’s 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 or Gulf Harbour.

Wenderholm Regional Park – just a few kilometres north of Seaforth is the picturesque mouth of the Puhoi River, surrounded by forested headlands, and Wenderholm Regional Park. Wenderholm contains one of Auckland’s best examples of mainland coastal forest, has a lovely 1 hour loop walk, and is the first and perhaps still the most beautiful Regional Park in Auckland.

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.