Muriwai Beach, Kumeu, Huapai, Waimauku,  Riverhead and West Harbour

Lunch at a winery, cafe or restaurant, explore boutiques and galleries en route to Muriwai Beach for a round of golf or experience nature’s display of the gannet bird colony and enjoy this special New Zealand experience with nature.

Muriwai Beach
Riverhead and West Harbour


Follow highway 16 from the North Western Motorway to the intersection at Muriwai Road. Turn left at the cross roads of Muriwai Road and Hwy 16. The beach and Muriwai Golf Club is a further 10-15 minutes drive. Walk to the Gannet Colony from the southern end of the beach or drive further on to Maori Bay.


west auckland muriwai fish and chipsMuriwai Lodge Store

Grab some fish and chips to enjoy while you take in the fantastic views over Maori Bay on Waitea Road before a short walk to the Gannet Colony.

189 Motutara Road, Muriwai Beach
Ph. +(09) 411 8681

Sand Dunz Beach Cafe

Indoor/Outdoor dining close to the beach. Licenced.

Winter 7:30am to 4pm, takeaways to 5pm (last orders 4:45pm)
Summer 7:30am to 7:30pm, takeaways to 7:30pm (last orders 7:15pm)

455 Motutara Road, Muriwai Beach, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph. +(09) 411 8558

Muriwai Golf Club

Ph. +(09) 411 8454

Muriwai Beach Riding Centre

Horse treks on the beach and through the forest

Ph. +(09) 411 8480


Visit local wineries and vineyards for wine tasting or lunch (also see vineyards & wineries’ page) - or stop at roadside fruit and veg stores on highway 16 for fresh produce. Browse in charming galleries and boutiques and enjoy coffee, lunch or dinner in the delightful local restaurants and cafes.

Soljans Estate Winery and Cafe

Family owned for 3 generations, Soljans stunning winery is located at the gateway to Kumeu Wine Country - Auckland’s heritage wine region. Sample award-winning wines at the cellar door then enjoy exceptional New Zealand cuisine in the highly acclaimed winery cafe. Open 7 days.

366 State Hway 16, PO Box 590 Kumeu, Auckland 1215, New Zealand
Ph. (09) 412 5858


Fresh exciting menu together with a magical setting in an apple orchard makes this cafe a special spot for brunch or lunch as part of your West Auckland experience. Indoor and Al Fresco seating.

Cnr State Hwy 16 and Coatesville/Riverhead Hwy, Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph. (09) 412 6071

Bakehouse Cafe

Cafe, bakery and Ice Cream parlour. Top Baking with Award winning hot cross buns, Xmas tarts and Auckland’s best pies made from grass fed eco farmed beef.

250 State Hwy 16, Kumeu, Auckland
Ph. (09) 412 9882

The Fireplace Kumeu Cafe Bar and Restaurant

Fully licensed bar and restaurant, offering sumptuous cabinet food, a delicious lunch, brunch and dinner menu.

64 Main Hwy 16, Kumeu, Auckland
Ph. (09) 412 6447

Something Old Something New

Antique and new furniture

68 Main Rd Kumeu
Ph. (09) 412 7988

Riverhead and West Harbour


Fernielea Licensed Cafe

Indoor/Outdoor dining in a lovely country garden where fresh seasonal produce is grown and included in the menu. Open for breakfast and lunch 8am - 2pm, open for dinner on Friday nights and Pizza on Saturday nights.

302 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy, Riverhead, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph +(09)415 6442

Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant

A micro brewery and restaurant in one, specialising in distinctive, unpasteurised and unfiltered beers. Open: 7 Days, 11am - 10pm, Lunch, Dinner and All Day Grazing

1171 Coatesville Riverhead Hwy, Riverhead, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph. (09) 412 5555

The Flagship Marina Bar and Restaurant

Fabulous setting at West Harbour Marina. Open for lunch and dinner. Monday to Friday 11am til late. Saturday and Sunday 9am til late. Follow ‘Marina’ signage

15 Clearwater Cove, Westpark Marina, West Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph. (09) 416 6173

The Riverhead

Thought to be the oldest riverside tavern. It sits on the upper reaches of the Waitemata harbour. Bar, restaurant and cafe and often features live entertainment. Open for lunch and dinner. Monday to Friday 11am til late. Saturday and Sunday 10am til late.

Corner of Queen and York Street, Riverhead, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph. (09) 412 6076


The Kumeu valley is a rich horticultural district with market gardens, orchards and vineyards. Follow the North West motorway (State Hwy 16) to Huapai Village and discover its treasures.


The Tasting Shed

A wonderful new and well reviewed rural restaurant with a difference - right beside Coopers Creek Winery. Rustic with comfortable indoor outdoor dining. Excellent service and an exciting menu. Open for lunches and dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon. Dinners on Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm til late. Take the driveway into Coopers Creek with easy parking through the gate on the right to ‘The Tasting Shed’ .

609 State Hwy 16 Huapai Auckland, New Zealand
Ph (09) 412 6454

Carriages Cafe

For espresso and a creative menu in a unique setting. Styled from a classic 1930’s European train station. Relax on the gorgeous boutique furniture surrounded by tasteful decor, or on the large veranda overlooking a beautiful lake and feed the Kumeu ducks. Open 8.30am to 4pm, 7 days a week.

299 State Hwy 16, Huapai, Auckland 0810
Ph. (09) 412 9250

Jugglers Pizzeria

Tasty authentic woodfired pizzas

316 State Hwy 16, Huapai, Auckland
Ph. (09) 412 5060

Wine Circle

Offering a huge range of exclusively imported wines, domestic wines, classic wines, international beers and specialist spirits. We give expert advice at any time. Free Delivery (conditions apply).

Shop 2, 329A State Hwy 16, Huapai
Ph. (09) 412 2258

Huapai Collectables

322 Main Road, Huapai
Ph. (09) 412 7299

DeVine Clothing

DeVine Clothing boasts some of NZ’s top designers and labels, selling one off samples, seconds and over runs. Trelise Cooper, Yvonne Bennetti and more. Open Monday to Wednesday 10am - 4pm; Thursday to Friday 10am - 5pm; Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 2.30pm.

335 Main Road, State Hwy 16, Huapai
Ph. (09) 412 5683


Furniture, exquisite French country treasures, hats, handbags, and NZ made art. Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm

Unit 2, 325 Main Road, Huapai
Ph. (09) 412 2466



Provenance Eatery and Store

Provenance is a day time cafe with an ingredient-led menu full of simple dishes designed to show off fresh produce sourced from local farms and suppliers. Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm. Saturday, Sunday 8am - 4pm

791 State Hwy 16, Waimauku
Ph. +(09) 311 7953

Full Moon Cafe

Cafe with a friendly atmosphere serving homemade food just like Nana used to make.

Waimauku Village, Waimauku
Ph. +(09) 411 8432

Espresso Room

Cafe serving Boxer coffee and tasty breakfast and lunches

Waimauku Village, Waimauku
Ph. +(09) 411 7910

Thai Taste

Delicious Thai traditional dishes - open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner 5 - 10pm. Open for lunch Friday - Sunday noon to 2pm.

Waimauku Village, Waimauku
Ph. +(09) 411 8889

Spa Di Vine

Relaxation and Spa Treatments

12 Taylor Rd, Waimauku
Ph. +(09) 411 5290

Muriwai Gannets