Welcome to the Norwest – Home of Kumeu Wine Country, Muriwai Beach, Woodhill Forest and the Kaipara Harbour. Whether you would like to explore nature, watch stunning sunsets, relax or be thrillseeking – the area offers something for everyone.

Activities on site

Enjoy the peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet just a stone’s throw away. Wake up to the sound of birds, chicken and other farm animals, enjoy the fresh air and stunning views. You can spend time with the alpacas, cows or calves, be visited by nosy chickens. Have breakfast on the patio or lunch in the paddock or at the pond. Just relax.

Maybe you fancy some work that you would normally not do and help feed the animals or do some firewood.

You could also play dart or do some archery. We have a selection of archery equipment for use, depending on weather and our availability. Please check as early as possible with us.

Activities close-by

We can arrange for kayaks hire from Riverhead Scouts and you can kayak the Rangitopuni stream either by yourself or guided. Depending on scouts availability.

Explore Woodhill Forest or Muriwai Beach on horseback, we can organise a ride with one of our local horse trek providers. Woodhill Forest also offers Tree Adventures, treetop climbing for all ages, mountain biking and 4WD adventures.

Spend a day out at Muriwai, taking surf lessons or go kite surfing, or just wander the beach and tracks.

The Hillary trail starts at Muriwai Beach too. Should you be more competitive (or just want to see nice photographs), visit the Hillary Trail event page.

What about a hike in the Kerr-Taylor reserve which is within walking distance from us.

Take some time out and immerse yourself in tranquil, relaxing spa treatments at Spa Di Vine Country Escape. Spa Di Vine (established in 2002) offers Girls Day Out Spa Packages, Couples Massage, Friends’ Escapes & Mum and Daughter Spas. Individual Half Days and Full Days including relaxation massage, hot stone and warm bamboo massage, hot compress Benefic Treatments, facials with our world renowned vino therapy skincare Theravine, body scrubs, body wraps and indulgent foot care treatments.

Activities further away

There are a number of activities in the wider area, in Henderson and around the Kaipara Harbour.