Po­hutukawa par­adise

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At the end of Whit­more Rd you’ll find the small beach­side sanc­tu­ary of Buck­le­ton Beach. It’s a short drive from Matakana and Omaha Beach. To get to the bay, fol­low the signs to Matakana from Wark­worth. Go Straight through the Matakana round­about, then it’s only a few kilo­me­tres to the Omaha Beach turn off on the right. Fol­low the signs for Tawha­ranui Re­gional Park on Takatu Rd and keep a look out for Whit­more Rd. Turn right on to Whit­more Rd and fol­low it to the coast. Buck­le­ton Beach is a safe all-tide swim­ming beach, has a large grassed re­serve edged with po­hutukawa and a boat ramp. The beach is close to Tawha­ranui and Scan­drett Re­gional Parks and Goat Is­land Marine Re­serve. Res­i­dents and vis­i­tors are handy to Matakana’s shops, cin­ema, pubs, cafes and Satur­day farm­ers’ mar­ket. The Matakana twi­light farm­ers’ mar­ket has re­turned on Wed­nes­days from 3pm to 7pm with live mu­sic, fresh pro­duce, lo­cal wines and beer and food to go. Mor­ris and James Pot­tery is of­fer­ing the chance to throw your own pot on the pot­ters wheel on De­cem­ber 9, the cost is $300 per per­son, call 422-7116. A twi­light Matakana soul, jazz and blues fes­ti­val is be­ing held on De­cem­ber 28 at As­cen­sion Wine Es­tate from 4.30pm, tick­ets are $25. For more in­for­ma­tion on what’s hap­pen­ing at Matakana visit www.matakana­coast. com.

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