Bay of Is­land Walk­ing Week­end Walk, wine and dine

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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.boi­walk­ing­week­

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.

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