Partner Program

Monday 14 November – Day Tour to Puhoi & Matakana

 Arrive at Puhoi Village for a short stroll, Puhoi is situated on the beautiful Puhoi River and is one of New Zealand’s two ethnic historical villages.  It was originally settled in 1863 by immigrants of Bohemia and to this day retains much of its Bohemian atmosphere and culture.  Following this partner will have Morning Tea at Puhoi Cottage Tearooms, the oldest tea rooms in New Zealand (1907).

Cheese Tasting, at Puhoi Valley Cheese Factory our indulgent food reflects our belief that food made with care, to taste good, feeds the body and lifts our spirits.   We use simple ingredients as our starting point, always. Like milk, cream and fruit.

Lunch and Pottery Tour, Matakana; Enjoy lunch in the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful courtyard garden setting of The Pottery Café – Morris & James.  Situated in the heart of Matakana Coast Wine Country, the home of Morris & James Pottery is a haven away from the stresses of everyday life. The Collection Showroom has to be seen to truly appreciate, it delights customers with a range of individually hand-crafted pots, wall art and sculptural pieces. Browse at your leisure and watch the artists at work.

Tasting at The Honey Merchant – Boutique honey crafters, this 150 year old barn has been converted into an office/showroom with a viewing window into the production plant, where you can see the honey being made.

Tuesday 15 November – Devonport Lunch Tour & Ferry Ride

Combine the Devonport Explorer tour with a buffet lunch at McHughs of Cheltenham, with panoramic uninterrupted views overlooking the gulf, Rangitoto Island and beyond. This guided tour will provide Partners with an opportunity to explore Devonport Village and concludes near the ferry departure.

Here your options are open to return to Auckland or browse the interesting shops of Devonport village at your leisure.

Wednesday 16 November – Museum & Art Gallery

The Auckland Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. The Museum is a war memorial for the province of Auckland and holds one of New Zealand’s top three heritage libraries.  It has pre-eminent Māori and Pacific collections, significant natural history resources and major social and military history collections, as well as decorative arts and pictorial collections.

Auckland Art Gallery is the principal public gallery in Auckland, and has the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand. Partners will experience a private tour with a guide who explains key pieces and their history.

After the tour of Auckland Art Gallery, Partners have the option of visiting Albert Park; it is one of Auckland’s most important parks with a long history and distinctive character.

Partner Program Registration also includes tickets to the Welcome Reception & Exhibition Opening, ACA Awards Dinner and Farewell Function.