Things to do –
Make the most of everything that the Kowhai Coast, Matakana and Mahurangi area has to offer. The Rodney district boasts some of the finest regional parks, recreational areas and marine reserves in New Zealand, and they are all easily accessible from Sandspit, Algies Bay, & Martins Bay.
Follow the wine trail around Matakana Coast wine country and Warkworth or in the Helensville and Kumeu Area, or visit the Mahurangi Honey Centre. Take a short trip to the Matakana markets on Saturday.
For diving and snorkeling, go to Goat Island. Immerse yourself in the undersea world, or enjoy a tour on the glass-bottom boat.
For surfing, visit the beaches at Omaha, Leigh and Pakiri.
For golf, there are excellent courses at Warkworth and Omaha, and there is a golf driving range on the road to Warkworth that also has cricket and softball bowling and pitching machines.
If you enjoy walking, the region has lots of walking tracks that cover all kinds of terrain around the coastline, through native bush and forest, across farmland and along beaches.
Safe beaches for swimming from Algies Bay, Scandretts Bay and Martins Bay and a coin operated BBQ is also available for public use in the picnic area beside the main boat ramp at Algies Bay.
These are just some of the things on offer in the Rodney district. We have lots of information included within this web site or get brochures on local activities at the Warkworth information centre.