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Guidebook for Waimauku

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Guidebook for Waimauku

Food Scene
THE HUNTING LODGE Restaurant & Cellar Door Brings a casual upmarket feel to the neighbourhood that nods to its long history in the area while presenting a fresh experience to its patrons in a family friendly environment. True to its hunting roots, the menu will hero quality meat and game, and showcase a seasonal on-site pasture-to-plate philosophy, complimented by other locally sourced produce. Go to The Hunting Lodge for great food, made to be shared and enjoyed with good company. 09 965 5024 or reservations@thehuntinglodge.com. Closed Mon-Tues. There's also a new lawn bar where you can enjoy a platter or two while you sample seasonal wine and Liberty beer (10 beer taps to choose from). Too hard to choose? Take advantage of one of four Tasting Boards - whether you like light or dark beer or want to try some of The Hunting Lodge favourites, there is something for all beer and wine lovers. If you prefer a non-alcoholic option, there's a board taster of Mama’s Brew Kombucha and botanically infused sparkling water. The Cellar Door & Lawn Bar OPENING HOURS Mon —Thurs: 11am — 6pm (kitchen closes at 5pm) Fri — Sat: 11am — 9pm (kitchen closes at 8pm) Sunday: 11am — 7pm (kitchen closes at 6pm) Only 5 mins drive
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The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant
307 Waikoukou Valley Rd
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THE HUNTING LODGE Restaurant & Cellar Door Brings a casual upmarket feel to the neighbourhood that nods to its long history in the area while presenting a fresh experience to its patrons in a family friendly environment. True to its hunting roots, the menu will hero quality meat and game, and showcase a seasonal on-site pasture-to-plate philosophy, complimented by other locally sourced produce. Go to The Hunting Lodge for great food, made to be shared and enjoyed with good company. 09 965 5024 or reservations@thehuntinglodge.com. Closed Mon-Tues. There's also a new lawn bar where you can enjoy a platter or two while you sample seasonal wine and Liberty beer (10 beer taps to choose from). Too hard to choose? Take advantage of one of four Tasting Boards - whether you like light or dark beer or want to try some of The Hunting Lodge favourites, there is something for all beer and wine lovers. If you prefer a non-alcoholic option, there's a board taster of Mama’s Brew Kombucha and botanically infused sparkling water. The Cellar Door & Lawn Bar OPENING HOURS Mon —Thurs: 11am — 6pm (kitchen closes at 5pm) Fri — Sat: 11am — 9pm (kitchen closes at 8pm) Sunday: 11am — 7pm (kitchen closes at 6pm) Only 5 mins drive
Gourmet restaurant serving a seasonal, globally influenced menu & wine in a rustic-chic space. One of our favourite Restaurants. Only 5 mins drive. Reservations : 09 412 6454 Hours of operation: Wed - Thur: 4pm - 10pm. Fri, Sat, Sun: 12pm - 10pm
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The Tasting Shed
609 SH 16
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Gourmet restaurant serving a seasonal, globally influenced menu & wine in a rustic-chic space. One of our favourite Restaurants. Only 5 mins drive. Reservations : 09 412 6454 Hours of operation: Wed - Thur: 4pm - 10pm. Fri, Sat, Sun: 12pm - 10pm
Delicious craft beer with natural ingredients and NZ hops. Visit the Riverhead Biergarten Brewery and Restaurant for tastings. The kitchen restaurant, it’s all about local fresh cuisine. Fresh fruit and veg from their own kitchen garden. They bake their own bread and make their own sauces. Eggs are laid by the free roaming brewery chooks. Relaxed garden bar atmosphere. Open: Mon – Sun, 11am – 10 pm Lunch, Dinner and All Day Grazing. Special: $25 meal with glass of beer or wine, Mon-Thur. Just 14 minutes drive along State Highway 16. 1171 Coatesville Riverhead Hwy, Riverhead, Auckland Phone: 09 412 5555 Fax: 09 412 7755
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Hallertau Brewery
1171 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy
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Delicious craft beer with natural ingredients and NZ hops. Visit the Riverhead Biergarten Brewery and Restaurant for tastings. The kitchen restaurant, it’s all about local fresh cuisine. Fresh fruit and veg from their own kitchen garden. They bake their own bread and make their own sauces. Eggs are laid by the free roaming brewery chooks. Relaxed garden bar atmosphere. Open: Mon – Sun, 11am – 10 pm Lunch, Dinner and All Day Grazing. Special: $25 meal with glass of beer or wine, Mon-Thur. Just 14 minutes drive along State Highway 16. 1171 Coatesville Riverhead Hwy, Riverhead, Auckland Phone: 09 412 5555 Fax: 09 412 7755
Soljans Estate Winery is a family owned winery & cafe serving Mediterranean-style food with a Kiwi Twist. Café Opening Hours Monday – Friday : 10am – 3pm Saturday- Sunday : 9am – 3pm. At the Cellar Door you will find their full range of wine for sale, open from 9am till 5pm everyday. They also offer wine tastings and tours. Plus there's a beautiful Gift Shop with New Zealand designed necklaces & home decor items, it’s got something for everyone! 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu. Phone | 09 412 5858. 10 minutes drive.
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Soljans Estate Winery
366 SH 16
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Soljans Estate Winery is a family owned winery & cafe serving Mediterranean-style food with a Kiwi Twist. Café Opening Hours Monday – Friday : 10am – 3pm Saturday- Sunday : 9am – 3pm. At the Cellar Door you will find their full range of wine for sale, open from 9am till 5pm everyday. They also offer wine tastings and tours. Plus there's a beautiful Gift Shop with New Zealand designed necklaces & home decor items, it’s got something for everyone! 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu. Phone | 09 412 5858. 10 minutes drive.
Best Local Fish n chips & burgers around. Situated next to the Fresh Choice Supermarket, in the village shopping center. facing toward the state highway. 2 mins drive.
Matti B's
5-19 Factory Rd
Best Local Fish n chips & burgers around. Situated next to the Fresh Choice Supermarket, in the village shopping center. facing toward the state highway. 2 mins drive.
A historical tavern, where the regular locals go. Only 6 mins drive. Great pub food, cold drinks & relaxed atmosphere. Live music most Sundays. 319 SH 16, Huapai, Kumeu 0810 Phone 094129851
Huapai Tavern
319 SH 16
A historical tavern, where the regular locals go. Only 6 mins drive. Great pub food, cold drinks & relaxed atmosphere. Live music most Sundays. 319 SH 16, Huapai, Kumeu 0810 Phone 094129851
Nice drive, lovely setting, delicious food & coffee. Relaxing atmosphere. Open early for breakfast. Also hosts weddings. European, Kiwi cuisine. Great reviews. OPENING HOURS Breakfast & Lunch Open 7 days 7:30am - 3:00pm. Dinner Thu, Fri & Sat 5.30pm - late. Join them Thursday nights for Steak Night! Book on 09 415 45 45. 19 mins drive
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Black Cottage Cafe
308 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy
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Nice drive, lovely setting, delicious food & coffee. Relaxing atmosphere. Open early for breakfast. Also hosts weddings. European, Kiwi cuisine. Great reviews. OPENING HOURS Breakfast & Lunch Open 7 days 7:30am - 3:00pm. Dinner Thu, Fri & Sat 5.30pm - late. Join them Thursday nights for Steak Night! Book on 09 415 45 45. 19 mins drive
So handy for food on the run, lots of selection. Located next to the service station on the Waimauku round-a-bout.
Waimauku Bakery
4 Waimauku Station Rd
So handy for food on the run, lots of selection. Located next to the service station on the Waimauku round-a-bout.
A traditional Thai restaurant that's offers a great range of Thai cuisine serving dine-in and take away options. Open 6 days a week from 5pm till late, closed Monday. Fully Licensed and BYO wine. Located in the village. 2 mins drive. Ph.(09) 411 8889
Thai Taste
7 Factory Rd
A traditional Thai restaurant that's offers a great range of Thai cuisine serving dine-in and take away options. Open 6 days a week from 5pm till late, closed Monday. Fully Licensed and BYO wine. Located in the village. 2 mins drive. Ph.(09) 411 8889
If you go for an early morning beach walk aim to hit the cafe by 8-8.30am for the freshly baked brioche. It sells out quickly. The breakfasts & coffee are great too. Popular spot.
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Sand Dunz Beach Cafe
455 Motutara Rd
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If you go for an early morning beach walk aim to hit the cafe by 8-8.30am for the freshly baked brioche. It sells out quickly. The breakfasts & coffee are great too. Popular spot.
Lovely French cafe. We always enjoy our breakfasts & coffee here. Lovely french sweet treats, croissants & almond croissants. Located in Kumeu, no outlook, just good food. 6 mins drive.
Le Petit Perigord
190 Main Rd
Lovely French cafe. We always enjoy our breakfasts & coffee here. Lovely french sweet treats, croissants & almond croissants. Located in Kumeu, no outlook, just good food. 6 mins drive.
Unique and quirky cafe/wine bar. You can dine in one of two vintage train carriages, or the large deck overlooking a pond. Access is via a garden center. Delicious breakfasts & lunch menu from 8.30am-4pm, 7 days a week. 6 mins drive.
Carriages Cafe
299 SH 16
Unique and quirky cafe/wine bar. You can dine in one of two vintage train carriages, or the large deck overlooking a pond. Access is via a garden center. Delicious breakfasts & lunch menu from 8.30am-4pm, 7 days a week. 6 mins drive.
Also called the Game Keepers Restaurant/Cafe. Open Thursday and Friday: 11:00 am until late Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am until late. Serving brunch/lunch & dinner. This is under new management. If you try it out let us know what you think. The venue is amazing. Beautiful country manor, set in stunning gardens. Its also a popular wedding venue. Local, only 2 mins drive.
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Settlers Country Manor - Auckland Wedding Venue, Restaurant, Auckland venue hire
81 Waimauku Station Road
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Also called the Game Keepers Restaurant/Cafe. Open Thursday and Friday: 11:00 am until late Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am until late. Serving brunch/lunch & dinner. This is under new management. If you try it out let us know what you think. The venue is amazing. Beautiful country manor, set in stunning gardens. Its also a popular wedding venue. Local, only 2 mins drive.
Serving good hearty breakfasts, very popular with the locals & super busy most of the time. Laid-back cafe with a patio, featuring breakfast, sandwiches & salads, plus coffee, wine & beer. 11 mins drive.
Blossoms Cafe
Serving good hearty breakfasts, very popular with the locals & super busy most of the time. Laid-back cafe with a patio, featuring breakfast, sandwiches & salads, plus coffee, wine & beer. 11 mins drive.
The Landing Restaurant - Connected to an airy outside deck surrounded by 100 year oak trees, The Landing Restaurant provides a fantastic relaxed dining setting with river view. This is premium pub fare with a sophisticated edge. Mon-Fri: 11am - Late . Sat: 10am - Late. Sun: 10am - Late. Phone: 09 412 8902. 12 mins drive
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The Riverhead
68 Queen St
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The Landing Restaurant - Connected to an airy outside deck surrounded by 100 year oak trees, The Landing Restaurant provides a fantastic relaxed dining setting with river view. This is premium pub fare with a sophisticated edge. Mon-Fri: 11am - Late . Sat: 10am - Late. Sun: 10am - Late. Phone: 09 412 8902. 12 mins drive
Shopping
Auckland's newest shopping mall destination with over 100 brands and flavours. Plus outdoor town square dining offering a variety of restaurants and cafés. 1/7 Fred Taylor Drive, Massey. 15-20 mins drive
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NorthWest Shopping Centre
7 Fred Taylor Dr
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Auckland's newest shopping mall destination with over 100 brands and flavours. Plus outdoor town square dining offering a variety of restaurants and cafés. 1/7 Fred Taylor Drive, Massey. 15-20 mins drive
Sightseeing
Muriwai's gannet colony is 12 mins drive. Next to the car park, a short walking track leads to a viewing platform right above the main colony area. Out to sea, the colony continues on two vertical-sided islands. About 1,200 pairs of gannets nest here from August to March each year. 428 Motutara Rd, Waitakere, Muriwai.
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Muriwai Gannet Colony
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Muriwai's gannet colony is 12 mins drive. Next to the car park, a short walking track leads to a viewing platform right above the main colony area. Out to sea, the colony continues on two vertical-sided islands. About 1,200 pairs of gannets nest here from August to March each year. 428 Motutara Rd, Waitakere, Muriwai.
Essentials
FreshChoice offers the freshest ingredients, specialty ranges and outstanding service. You'll find everything you need at our Waimauku supermarket. 2 mins Drive.
FreshChoice Waimauku
5-19 Factory Rd
FreshChoice offers the freshest ingredients, specialty ranges and outstanding service. You'll find everything you need at our Waimauku supermarket. 2 mins Drive.
Super close fruit & veg shop. Next to the the round-a-bout. They also do a range of yummy fresh fruit ice creams & yogurt ice creams. Usually there's no cues, not like some of the other places. Its still a bit of a secret spot.
Waimauku Fruit & Vege & Flowers
906 SH 16
Super close fruit & veg shop. Next to the the round-a-bout. They also do a range of yummy fresh fruit ice creams & yogurt ice creams. Usually there's no cues, not like some of the other places. Its still a bit of a secret spot.
Drinks & Nightlife
Only 5 mins drive. Set in idyllic surroundings in the heart of the Kumeu wine region, it’s a great place to visit. In summer Coopers Creek puts on a season of laid back jazz on Sunday afternoons in the vineyard. No cover charge - Bands play 1 – 4pm & the Cellar opens 10.30am-5.30pm You can take your own picnic or delicious cheese and fruit platters are available. Please note, no BYO wine. Light beer, soft drinks and barista coffee available, as well as fantastic wine! Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm Weekends, 10.30am – 5.30pm Location: 601 State Highway 16, Huapai Ph: 09 412 8560
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Coopers Creek Vineyard
601 State Highway 16
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Only 5 mins drive. Set in idyllic surroundings in the heart of the Kumeu wine region, it’s a great place to visit. In summer Coopers Creek puts on a season of laid back jazz on Sunday afternoons in the vineyard. No cover charge - Bands play 1 – 4pm & the Cellar opens 10.30am-5.30pm You can take your own picnic or delicious cheese and fruit platters are available. Please note, no BYO wine. Light beer, soft drinks and barista coffee available, as well as fantastic wine! Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm Weekends, 10.30am – 5.30pm Location: 601 State Highway 16, Huapai Ph: 09 412 8560
Kerr farm produce boutique, estate grown wines; Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon. They have wonderful tastings where you sit down at a big homely oak dining table in the tasting room. You are then guided through each wine as you taste it. A wonderful experience we highly recommend. Tasting times are every Saturday and Sunday. Summer 11am-6pm, Winter 11am-5pm. 48 Dysart Lane Kumeu. Tel/Fax +64 9 4127575. Mobile 021 778 702. 10 mins drive.
Kerr Farm Wine
48 Dysart Ln
Kerr farm produce boutique, estate grown wines; Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon. They have wonderful tastings where you sit down at a big homely oak dining table in the tasting room. You are then guided through each wine as you taste it. A wonderful experience we highly recommend. Tasting times are every Saturday and Sunday. Summer 11am-6pm, Winter 11am-5pm. 48 Dysart Lane Kumeu. Tel/Fax +64 9 4127575. Mobile 021 778 702. 10 mins drive.
West Brook Winery is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most respected boutique wineries owned and operated by the renowned fourth generation, Ivicevich family winemakers. A must visit as part of the Kumeu Wine Country wine trail. There's a beautiful pond next to the winery where you can picnic & enjoy the scenery. There's also a wonderful selection of cheese boards you can purchase to enjoy with a bottle of wine. 215 Ararimu Valley Road, Waimauku. Phone: (09) 411 9924
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Westbrook Winery
215 Ararimu Valley Rd
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West Brook Winery is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most respected boutique wineries owned and operated by the renowned fourth generation, Ivicevich family winemakers. A must visit as part of the Kumeu Wine Country wine trail. There's a beautiful pond next to the winery where you can picnic & enjoy the scenery. There's also a wonderful selection of cheese boards you can purchase to enjoy with a bottle of wine. 215 Ararimu Valley Road, Waimauku. Phone: (09) 411 9924
Parks & Nature
Great for long sunset walks & all the other things you do at the beach. 11 mins drive via Muriwai Rd. Turn right at the Waimauku round-a-bout.
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Muriwai
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Great for long sunset walks & all the other things you do at the beach. 11 mins drive via Muriwai Rd. Turn right at the Waimauku round-a-bout.