Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Warkworth Town Day Trip North Auckland

Jane Gifford
Just 40 min north of Auckland you will come across the popular  boutique River side Town  Warkworth

This is the ultimate day trip from Auckland. For an enjoyable lunch and extremely scenic walk by the river or browse the shops and cafes in town.

The Local Area is packed with things to do. as Warkworth is the gateway to

Check out the following  posts in the Warkworth area

Cement Works (edge if town alongside Mahurangi River

Omaha Beach ( 15mins drive from Warkworth

Goat Island Marine Reserve (1/2 hour drive from Warkworth)

Scotts Landing( 15- 20 mins drive from town)

Tawharanui  Regional Park( 1/2 drive from town.)

There is so much area has to offer with many more beaches to explore, a ferry trip to Kawau Island, vineyards, craft and café shops, walks and more. If you want to see it all I would recommend staying in the area for a couple of days.

Enjoy the Warkworth Mahurangi River

The Warkworth  River is beautiful, especially at full tide, and very scenic.
You will want to enjoy a riverside walk , lunch , feed the ducks or go for a ride on the Jane Gifford.(restored sailing scow moored at the Mahurangi River wharf in Warkworth

Their are paths along the river a wharf and it follows along the length of town then further each side up into Lucy Moore Park or at the other end of town you can follow the river through a bush track.
Warkworth is a popular town for visitors.

Will get some better town photos to add shortly

As you come into town from the North side you will find this board with maps and info on the area. There is also a visitors centre.

Little steam boats are a feature of the River .