Oratia, Waiatarua, Henderson Valley, Swanson
Accommodation, Beauty Salons, Day Spas, Garden Tours, cafes, vineyards, wineries, wine tours. golf clubs, beaches, picnic spots, parks and gardens, art galleries craft markets and farmers markets.
Oratia Farmers’ Market
Quality food produce and products locally grown and presented at Artisan Vineyard every Saturday morning.. Enjoy gourmet pastries, freshly brewed coffee and live music, while browsing under covered market stalls. Open Saturday 9am – 12noon
Oratia Settlers Market
Artisan Vineyard Cafe
Set in beautiful rural vineyard setting just 20 minutes from downtown Auckland. Full lunch menu available Friday to Sunday, 11:30-4:30. Taste award winning local wines. Open Tuesday to Sunday 11:30 – 4:30.
Packing Shed Gallery and Café
The Packing Shed Gallery & Café – beside Artisans Vineyards. Showcasing locally renowned artists, Relax and enjoy delicious home-made lunches and breakfasts among the arts in the gallery or in the charming garden setting. 7 days, 9am-4pm
Just Plane Interesting
Next to The Packing Shed (and also the opposite side of Parrs Cross Road) you will discover a fascinating world of unusual collectors items, old furniture, artifacts and strange and wonderous things!. Juke boxes, books, old military items, Kiwiana,and much more. If you are looking for a ‘Converstion piece this could be the place to find it.
With a range of treatments available B Gorgeous has been created to offer you a calming, serene and private environment in tranquil parklike grounds. Please phone for an appointment.
Auckland ’s Waitakere Estate
This wonderful boutique hotel has a stunning setting in the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Park. The Qualmark four-star accommodation consists of 17 luxury rooms. a restaurant with stunning views and a lounge bar with a large stone fireplace for cosy evenings. Many bush walks are available onsite and in the surrounding Waitakere Ranges along with spectacular West Coast Beaches. Discover West Auckland from this exclusive location. Self contained or bed and breakfast packages available.
Rose Hellaby House
Entry is free and there are many collectibles and antiques for sale or perusal, or visitors can simply warm themselves by the unique adzed wood fireplace. Visitors can view the main part of the house on weekends and public Gates open 8am-5pm every day for the public to view the grounds of Rose Hellaby House.
With 180 degrees of bush, city and harbour views to Coromandel and Whangarei Heads, Elevation has a great selection of local cuisine. Inside, there’s an open fire, cosy couches, table seating and a bar. Sitting outside on the giant deck, you’ll overlook some of the Waitakere Ranges’ most stunning native trees. 15 minutes’ drive from Titirangi Village, 15 minutes’ drive from Piha Beach. Monday & Tuesday – Closed. Wednesday – Sunday Open for lunch and dinner
Lauren Kitts Sculpture Outdoor Gallery
View Lauren’s stone, wood and bronze works by appointment at her gallery in Swanson.
A fun farmyard experience with sheep shearing, cow milking and hands on animals! Horse riding school and café
Located at Kiwi Valley. Great atmosphere and excellent choices for brunch, lunch or special occasions.
Wed ~ Fri 8am ~ 4pm, Sat & Sun 830am ~ 4pm. Open 7 days a week during school holidays. No surcharge on public holidays.
Swanson Railway Cafe
Weatherboard railway station building relocated from original Avondale site. Historical, architectural and pattern significance. Now home to the excellent Swanson Station Cafe , open Tues- Sun 7am-5pm.
Monday – Friday 7am-4pm Weekends 8am-4pm
Waitakere Golf Club
Owner, collector and iconic local celebrity – Murray Gray, offers a literary experience in this cosy boutique bookstore with quality used and rare books. Open Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 5pm.