Bay of Island Walking Weekend Walk, wine and dine
our friends at Russell Mini Tours in their mini bus. An excellent walk with good food and wine at the end in a magical spot.
Another spot to tick off is Paroa Bay Winery. The walk to this vineyard is on private land that we have been able to access over the Walking Weekend. The walk itself is stunning where one can enjoy bush, panoramic views of the Bay of Islands, and a beautiful waterfall.
The walk is less than 6km, medium to hard grade, but the hard grade is optional. There are bees to pass and ropes to use – this is the optional bit!
To end this beautiful walk there is wine tasting at this boutique vineyard where they make their wine using traditional methods. It’s a hard place to leave but a bus will arrive to take you home.
For those not chasing wine you can enjoy the fresh whitebait fritters at the bowling club with the locals at end of the Okiato to Orongo Bay walk which does take you through lovely native bush and along mangrove boardwalks.
Or you can have lunch at Charlottes Kitchen that is one of the best restaurants in the Bay of Islands and located right on the end of the wharf in Paihia overlooking the bay.
Combine this with a walk to the lookout in Paihia and you are about to have the best Sunday ever! See more on the website: www.boiwalkingweekend.co.nz
Above: An aerial view of the Omata Estate Vineyard., Below left: Dine at Charlottes Kitchen The pizza fire at the Charlottes Kitchen. Below right:Wine tasting at Omata Estate Vineyard.