Tiritiri Matangi Island 

This is a must for the nature lovers (like me) , it is the jewel of this area when it comes to seeing New Zealand's native birds in there natural environment running free in this marvellous environmentally friendly environment. Get up and close to many protected and endangered New Zealand native birds, this island is a wildlife sanctuary free from natural pests.

(ferry depot 25 minutes from Moontide Lodge requires a day excursion trip by public ferry needs booking or private boat)  

Web page to be uploaded shortlyThe Pohoi Cheese Café

This café is located adjoining the cheese factory. Pohoi Cheese is a small boutique factory and the café allows sampling of there own cheeses  

(6 minute drive north from Moontide Lodge)         

Alice Eaves Bush Walk

A local bush walk for those who would like to see examples of the various New Zealand native trees, many trees are identified with

information tags located  just a short 4 minute walk from Moontide Lodge


Shakespear Regional Park

Experience this exhilarating walk set a the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula it has sheltered bays, pastureland,

regenerating native forest, cliffs and fantastic sea views   (a 25  minute drive east from Moontide Lodge)    

The Honey Centre Café : 

This café features all to do with bees and honey, local honey is available to sample and purchase  (10 mintute drive north from

Moontide Lodge)

HAM radio DX from Down Under

Neil is a licenced amateur radio operator set up with an early Icom 760 HF transceiver (Antique) covering the 20, 40, 80 meter bands,  the equipment is capable of radio communications to all parts of the pacific, the Americas and Europe.  Please email Moontide Lodge B&B  to set up a schedule to hear his call sign on the air, if you are a licensed operator and if Neil is available you are welcome call your mates from here.

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                                 Moontide lodge is a 30 minute drive north of Auckland adjust your trip time accordingly 

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