Local restaurants within easy driving distance (only a sample of the many)

For something a bit out of the way and special

Black Cottage – One of our favourites for brunch or dinner (3 nights a week) https://www.blackcottagecafe.co.nz/

The Riverhead – NZ’s oldest riverside tavern –  https://www.theriverhead.co.nz/

Good family restaurant

Lone Star – https://www.lonestar.co.nz/restaurants/albany/

Trip adviser recommendations

https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/Restaurants-g1849286-Albany_North_Shore_North_Island.html

Vineyards within comfortable driving distance

Near Warkworth (40 minutes north)

http://ascensionwine.co.nz/

https://www.brickbay.co.nz/

https://plumerestaurant.co.nz/

Near Kumeu (25 minutes drive west)

https://www.cooperscreek.co.nz/

Home

https://www.thehuntinglodge.com/

Waiheke Island (Ferry ride from downtown – a great day out on the harbour)

https://www.stonyridge.com/https:

Cable Bay Vineyards

Home page

Various activities

Whale watching  https://whalewatchingauckland.com/

Harbour cruises  https://www.fullers.co.nz/experiences-tours/day-tours/auckland-harbour-cruise/

Sky tower or Harbour bridge bunjy jumping for the adventurous  https://www.bungy.co.nz/