Piha Karekare Rain Forest Wine Adventure
Wine, vineyards delicious cuisine, rainforest and ecological beauty abound on this tour. The Henderson Valley is the historical heartland of the Auckland wine industry with Piha and Karekare two of the finest jewels in Auckland’s crown.
Waitakere Ranges, Piha, Karekare, Kumeu, Ararimu Valley
9.00am – 4.00pm – 7 hours
See the remote and beautiful West Coast black sand surf beach settlements of Piha and Karekare. Take photos of ‘Lion Rock’ and spectacular North Piha beach. Grab a flat white at the one and only Piha Store.
See the beautiful Karekare waterfalls in a tranquil native forest setting. This is the beach where the iconic movie “The Piano” was filmed.
After a 45 minute drive through rain forest stop and take an open menu one course lunch at Soljans Vineyard Restaurant. At Soljans there is comprehensive and innovative menu with a range of fish, steak, lamb, chicken, vegetarian and other dishes served fresh daily. Included with lunch is a non alcoholic beverage.
In the afternoon visit family owned Coopers Creek for a cellar door tasting. Enjoy a walk through their beautiful vineyard. Their winery is situated in Huapai but they also have vineyards and growers in Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Marlborough. Enjoy Estate Rose’, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Barrel Fermented Gisborne Chardonnay and Albarino, and in the reds you might try their Hawkes Bay Syrah, Cabernet Blends and Auckland Estate Montepulciano.
Finally touch down at the Hunting Lodge Winery where they have a unique portfolio of Reds and whites which you can enjoy overlooking the vineyardA tastig Selection of four of the following Pinot Gris, Albarino, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Rose’, Pinot Noir, Syrah or Legrein .
Refunds are acceptable within 2 days prior to the tour date. Please see the Cancellation Terms and Conditions at the foot of the page.