Clevedon & District

Clevedon and District

  • Scenic 
  • Markets
  • Quaint Village

Clevedon is a small rural village 10kms south of the Pohutukawa Coast. It is best known for being the home of the annual New Zealand Polo Open and for its hugely popular Farmers’ Market. Clevedon is a small community with a lot to offer.

Introducing Clevedon and District

Auckland's Franklin region is the breadbasket of Auckland providing much of its fresh produce.  East Auckland extends into part of Franklin, and visiting this fertile rural area offers great experiences for those that love food and wine? Sip on boutique wines over Sunday lunch at one of the area’s small wineries. Enjoy a group tasting or dine al fresco overlooking the vines.

Head to Clevedon and enjoy a the rural scenic drive and more

Local Markets

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Pick up fresh produce and delicious homemade foods at Clevedon Farmers’ Market or visit the Clevedon Village Market for arts, crafts and jewellery. Both markets are on every Sunday. Join a foodie tour for a gourmet culinary tour of the region. Buffalo mozzarella anyone?

Local History


Visit the historic McNicol Homestead Museum for a glimpse into New Zealand in the late1800s and enjoy a picnic in the garden.  Lovely view across the Ness Valley as well as down to the Wairoa Landing Place close by.  Up on the hill you can see All Souls Anglican Church built in 1861.


The Wairoa River was the only way to reach Clevedon before roads, and you still see pleasure craft on this river. The Wairoa Landing Place is the wharf that serviced the village for many years bringing people and goods to the valley.


Clevedon Village

This picturesque village's main street has cafes, boutique gift shops and some great eateries including a craft brewery, Hallertau located on the Kawakawa Road.  Clevedon is home to many artists, and local galleries and shops have a wonderul array of NZ art on display and for sale.    Clevedon is a favourite place to visit.


Clevedon is a crossroads and you can head in a variety of different directions from this village.


Head inland past the Clevedon Village Farmers Market go out towards the Hunua Ranges. 

Hunua Ranges Regional Park

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Over the hill from Clevedon is the village of Hunua, gateway to the bush-clad Hunua Ranges with its many tramping tracks – east Auckland’s answer to the Waitakere Ranges. Its most popular attraction is the Hunua Falls – arguably among New Zealand’s most spectacular. The falls are a great place for a picnic, but swim at your own risk and take note of the warning signs.




Follow the coast road east from Clevedon along the Kawakawa Road to more fantastic Regional Parks for amazing scenery, beaches and walks

The HUNUA TRAVERSE, is a 45km route from Clevedon to Kaiaua through the Hunua Ranges. Total ascent 1201.84m , maximum elevation 467.57m. The route follows public roads for approximately 9km to the Otau Moutain Road Regional Park access gate.  Recent weather events have closed sections but some have re-opened and accessible.  For more details click here


Back on the road again and heading North East towards Waitawa you will pass Clevedon Oysters.  If you are a lover of these delicious products of the sea then do yourself a favour and stop - take some home or order to eat there.


Waitawa Regional Park

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Looking for walks, water, swimming, views - you can spend many hours exploring scenic Waitawa Regional Park.





Next are the more remote seaside settlements of Kawakawa Bay and Orere Pt. These two villages have –  so far – been largely untouched by Auckland’s rapid urban development. Kawakawa Bay boasts the busiest boat ramp in the region due to its proximity to the Hauraki Gulf. Stop for an icecream at the Bay’s only shop!  Follow the winding road over the hill to Orere Pt and its rugged pebble and sand beach. Orere Pt also has one of the region’s best camping grounds. 


For Mountain Bike fanatics you will pass Four Forty Mountain Bike Park.  Check their website for open hours - can be seasonal/weather dependant - but a fantastic location to get out amongst nature and test your riding skills on great but challenging tracks.


Tapapakanga Regional park

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Walks, an historic farmhouse, water, and the home of Splore, a popular weekend long music festival. Get past the rocks for good swimming and the wonderful East Auckland outdoors.





Head south to Ardmore


NZ Warbirds 

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Enjoy a truly exceptional experience with World War I, World War II and later aircraft lovingly restored and in working order on display.

Special weekends see the full range of these amazing craft take to the skies for the pleasure of the onlookers.





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