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On the first evening you will need to make your own way to Mataia Homestead in Glorit.

From Auckland: Head north on the motorway and take the Silverdale off ramp. Go left at the roundabout and take the first road on your right onto Pine Valley Road. Follow this road to the T junction and turn right onto Kahikatea Flat Road Follow Kahikatea Flat road until you reach the end and the State Highway 16 intersection. Turn right towards Kaukapakapa. Head north along SH16/Kaipara Coast Highway for approximately 17km. The mailbox number is 2791 Kaipara Coast Highway - look out for a white double storey old villa with an M-shaped red roof. If you go past the Glorit Hall then you've gone too far!

From Wellsford: Turn right at the Caltex gas station at the southern end of Wellsford and head south out SH16 for approximately 30kms. Pass the Glorit hall on your right and take second driveway on your right, approximately 2km further along. 2791 Kaipara Coast Highway is the mailbox number.

From Warkworth: Take Woodcocks Road on the southern end of Warkworth of SH1. Follow this road right through to the end (approximately 25km) and turn right at the Araparera T intersection onto SH16 / Kaipara Coast Highway. Mataia Homestead is 2.5km down the road. Look for a white double storey old villa with an M-shaped red roof on your left hand side, the mailbox number is 2791 Kaipara Coast Highway.

There is public transport available by bus to the township of Warkworth, but from here you will need to organise a taxi for the 30 minute trip to Glorit.

Local taxis

PO Box 102
Phone: 09 422 2244
Freephone: 0800 kab ride

Warkworth Taxi and Minibus Charter
54 Bertram Street
Phone: 09 425 0000
Fax: 09 425 9000