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Only 45 mins drive from Orewa, the number one attraction in Leigh, the Glass Bottom Boat Tour provides a fun and educational adventure for guests of all ages.

During this 45-minute eco-tour, you will see the fish, fauna, marine life and birds that thrive in this protected reserve, as well as the mysterious caves and sea-battered rocky cliffs of Goat Island.

Direct boarding from the beach allows guests to stay dry throughout the entire journey – making it a perfect activity during any season!

Perhaps it’s the fresh country air, the artisanal food and award-winning wine, or the stylish boutiques and galleries you simply won’t find in the city.

Whether you’re catching up with friends in one of our eateries, meeting the makers at the famous Matakana Village Farmers’ Market or watching an arthouse film in the magnificent cinema, a visit to Matakana comes with memories to treasure.

From the cascading cherry blossoms of spring to the riches of autumn leaves, you’ll find something to savour in every season. Just 35 minutes from Orewa, yet a world away – there’s so much to love in Matakana Village.


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