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Mystery Picnic - Matakana

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It's date night reimagined! A self-drive day trip foodie adventure exploring the stunning Matakana region, picking up artisan products while solving clues & puzzles along the way.

It's date night reimagined! A self-drive day trip foodie adventure exploring the stunning Matakana region, picking up artisan products while solving clues & puzzles along the way.

Highlights

  • A self-drive fun filled adventure
  • Solving Clues & Puzzles
  • Picking up local artisan delights
  • Discovering hidden gems along the way
  • Ending at your final picnic destination on the Matakana Coast

Embark on a unique food and adventure experience for couples or families designed to have you connecting more. A stress-free day trip, we plan and pay for everything!

Approximately a 3-4 hours day trip (excluding travel time from your residence), solving clues and puzzles at each stop. The mystery adventure starts with a hot beverage on arrival, to enjoy whilst receiving your briefing of what to expect and includes a map and revealing clues.

Discover new parts of the Matakana Coast region including local businesses and stunning locations.You will receive a "base" picnic with local artisan products and other hand-picked items are collected along the way for you to enjoy at your final picnic destination.

Available any day of the week (subject to availability), simply book online and you’re ready to go!

Everything you need is included, a stunning picnic spread from local artisan producers. We tailor our experiences to suit vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free diets, simply specify at checkout.

How Mystery Picnic Works:

  • Meet at Village Picnic Headquarters in Warkworth at the scheduled time
  • There you will be greeted and given your personal itinerary
  • The mystery adventure starts with your briefing of what to expect and includes a map and revealing clues
  • Your "base" picnic with local artisan products will be presented and other hand-picked items are collected along the way for you to enjoy at your final picnic destination.
  • Allow for a 3-4hours of fun filled adventures and activities (excluding travel time from your residence)
Standard Picnic - 1 Adult $150.00 (17+ yrs)
Standard Picnic - 2 Adults $300.00 (17+ yrs)
Standard Picnic - 3 Adults $350.00 (17+ yrs)
Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child $175.00 (Adult 17+ / Child 5 - 16 yrs)
Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child $325.00 (Adult 17+ / Child 5 - 16 yrs)
Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children $350.00 (Adult 17+ / Child 5 - 16 yrs)

What's included

  • Artisan picnic for you and a loved one, a family, or just you if you like to treat yourself!
  • A fun mystery itinerary with maps & clues
  • A locals guide of the Matakana region, exploring local hidden gems

Duration

  • Allow approximately 5 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Village Picnic Headquarters - 4 View Road
  • Warkworth 0910

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Dietary Requirements: We tailor our experiences to suit vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free diets, simply specify at checkout.

    Pet Friendly: Feel free to bring your furry companions along for the adventure.

    What to bring: Details on what to bring will be explained in a confirmation email.

  • Please note:

    Mystery Picnics are undertaken rain, hail or shine.

    Cancellation (minus admin fee $25) will be refunded with a minimum of 5 days notice.

    Postponement accepted with a minimum 3 days notice with no charge.

    Postponement within 48 hours notice will incur a $40 fee

    Picnic Upgrade: You can upgrade to a "premium" mystery picnic through the check-out. Cost of this is $45 per person which includes extra gourmet treats and wine tasting.

Available Bookings from 19 May to 1 Jun 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$90.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$180.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$230.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$115.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$205.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$230.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$308.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$154.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$119.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$288.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$144.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$288.00
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  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$154.00
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  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$144.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$90.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$230.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$115.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$90.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$180.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$230.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$115.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$258.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$308.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$154.00
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  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$308.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$119.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$238.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$288.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$144.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$263.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$288.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$119.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$238.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$288.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$144.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$263.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$288.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$258.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$308.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$154.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$283.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$308.00

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  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
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  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
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  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

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  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
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  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
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  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

Bookings close in 6 hours...

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$90.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$180.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$230.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$115.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$205.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$230.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$119.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$238.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$288.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$144.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$263.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$288.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$258.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$308.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$154.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$283.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$308.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$119.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$238.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$288.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$144.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$263.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$288.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$90.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$180.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$230.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$115.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$205.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$230.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$90.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$180.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$230.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$115.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$205.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$230.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$119.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$238.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$288.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$144.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$263.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$288.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$258.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$308.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$154.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$283.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$308.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$119.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$238.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$288.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$144.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$263.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$288.00

  • Standard Picnic - 1 Adult$150.00
  • Standard Picnic - 2 Adults$300.00
  • Standard Picnic - 3 Adults$350.00
  • Family Picnic - 1 Adult & 1 Child$175.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 1 Child$325.00
  • Family Picnic - 2 Adults & 2 Children$350.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.9

31 reviews

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Susanna from New Zealand wrote on 11 October 2022

What a nice time.

This is a really lovely day out. We loved exploring the area and seeing places we wouldn’t normally have seen. Philippa has thought of everything you need- it’s very very well run. Our picnic at the end was absolutely delicious. I’d absolutely recommend doing this.

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From Mystery Picnic - Matakana

Thank you Susanna for your review and kind words, I am so glad you enjoyed it and found the picnic delicious:)

colleenh4 from New Zealand wrote on 14 September 2023

A great day

Great concept, great day and very well organised. The crossword was harder than expected but with a bit of help we got to the right place. The stop where we had the picnic was just stunning. We'd highly recommend this as something a little different than your usual picnic. Enjoyed picking up the additional food items on the way (as well as some extras to support the local businesses). Our only slight negative would be the flower place where there were no flowers to pick and anyway they would've died by the time we got home. We thought a small tub of gelato might have been a better idea there. But a great day and the weather thankfully was good also. Thanks very much Philippa.

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From Mystery Picnic - Matakana

Thank you Colleen for your feedback. So glad you enjoyed your picnic. I remember it was unfortunately very wet leading up to this date and with your comments I have organised in future for a pre arranged bunch of flowers in a jar for customers to take away instead. Thanks again.

Monika from New Zealand wrote on 14 May 2024

Mystery Picnic

I picked this activity for a friends birthday. Great thing to do, to get away from the city and enjoy the scenery and village that you go through. Picnic was delicious and all supports the locals in the area.

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Justin Farrow from New Zealand wrote on 05 May 2024

Mystery picnic

We really enjoyed our day doing the mystery picnic it was a birthday gift for my partner but also a great family moment shared together..

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Greg Windleborn from New Zealand wrote on 21 April 2024

Mystery Picnic

I booked this to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. I was not disappointed, it was a wonderful experience even though the weather was not playing the game. We had alternatives where we could have our picnic, and the nature walks incorporated were lovely too. Thank you Phillipa, highly recommended. :)

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