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Weekend asked Nicky Sinden, host of TV show ADOS Addicted to Fishing to name her favourite weekend destinations with boat and trailer that offered something for everyone in the family.
The location needed a boat ramp for easy access to that awesome fishing spot, along with a rich mix of great attractions nearby that, combined, made for a great weekend away.
Matakana Village Farmers Market
I’m a Mangawhai local and I love to visit the surrounding markets for a change of scenery.
The famous Matakana Village Farmers’ Market is one of my faves.
I can pick up a delicious hot coffee and something tasty for breakfast.
There are also plenty of stalls of fresh produce, organic treats, artisan breads as well as cheeses, olive oils, preserves and meats.
Leigh Harbour Boat Ramp
If you’re after a variety of fish rather than just snapper, then there are some great fishing spots just around the corner from sheltered Leigh Harbour.
My Ford Everest and trailer easily handles the concrete boat ramp near the wharf.
I just chuck it in 4L, and get my 750 Game King Extreme Boat out no worries!
Keeping fit is important to me, so on the way home I like to stop off for a walk through the native bush at Tawharanui Regional Park.
You can check out the birdlife, and of course there’s the majestic white sandy beach where you can stretch your legs and soak up some sun.
I listen to a huge mix of different music when I’m driving the Everest.
Some days I throw my hair up in a bun and listen to Snoop Dogg “Drop it like its hot”.
Then there’s nothing better than cranking some Netsky “Go To”.
It’s all right there using Spotify through Ford’s SYNC3.
After a busy morning catching fish, the mouth-watering wood-fired pizzas at the Sawmill Café in Leigh will always fill the gap.
In the afternoon, their patio area is the perfect spot to soak up some sunshine.
It makes me feel grateful to live in such a gorgeous country.
Morris & James pottery studio
If you’re looking for a gift, the renowned Morris & James’ Pottery Studio has a magnificent display of locally made handcrafted and glazed terracotta.
The clay is actually excavated right from the banks of the Matakana river.
Published at Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:06:07 +0000