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Matakana & Environs

With an intriguing history and a progressive outlook, the Matakana region has evolved through times of challenge and prosperity. I call myself a long-term part-time local, with my family having had a beach house at Omaha since 1972.

This is a stunning part of New Zealand, just an hour north of Auckland.

We offer two itineraries - a Gentle one and a more Active one.

If you want to discover this region in a behind-the-scenes way, meeting locals and learning of the history - come and discover it with BEYOND!

I have many local connections in lots of different realms - if you're a creative, a foodie, a nature lover, an action person, a swimmer, passionate about gardens, love exploring ... I know the best people and places!

Interested in yoga in a stunning venue? And/or swimming with locals? Contact me!

Interested in cooking demos/classes with fresh local produce in a beautiful setting? Contact me!

Articles about the area

Read my article about Marvellous Matakana, published in The New Zealand Herald, 15th July 2020. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/five-auckland-regional-parks-within-two-hours-drive/BQGJOZU5NWZZKP5MPYKT4OJ7JE/

Read my article about some of the Auckland Regional Parks in the north of the city, not too far from Matakana and Omaha. Published in The New Zealand Herald, 13th October 2020.

If you'd like to visit the Matakana area on your own (rather than in a group setting) with a Personal Travel Companion, we can put together a special itinerary to suit your preferences and accompany you every step of the way. 

Matakana Farmers Market, riverside