Matakana Craft Beer Daytrip

Auckland Craft Beer Tour to 8 Wired and Sawmill breweries

Bryce Read Tours


Auckland Craft Beer Tour to 8 Wired and Sawmill breweries

Come along for our Auckland to Matakana Craft Beer Tour and let us take care of everything with a huge pile of inclusions from the coach to many craft beer tastings, and of course AXES!

8 Wired, Sawmill, Bohemian Cider...

22nd of May or 19th of June. Yes indeed, we go to, and taste their Fine Beverages
(plus hurl some axes and eat some mighty fine food)

YOUR Tour includes $20 off a Craft Beer Box

12 Craft beers delivered to your door!
NZ's Best Tasting Craft Beer Subscription* A dozen of the best beers from 12 top NZ breweries - Judges' great-taste guarantee - and only $69 delivered* to your door every month! It's like a beer festival in a box! Gift subscriptions and one off boxes available.
Craft Box Direct


Sample some of New Zealand's finest beer as our Thank You for coming on the trip! Cheers

Your Auckland Craft Beer tour includes:

Coach and Transfers

Axe Hurling

Tasty local Matakana snack

8 Wired Barrelhouse tour and tastings

Bohemian Cider tastings

Locally sourced multi course late lunch

Sawmill Brewery and Smoko room tastings

Listen to what the last group thought

Axe Hurling
Learn the ropes, then test your skill outdoors with a bit of axe throwing in a friendly competition to start off the day.

Bohemian Cider

Their natural cider  has no filtration or sulphites. Multi award winning, chief maker Justin Oliver is head judge on the New World panel.
Sawmill Brewery
The legend is back! Hear the amazing story of how they rose from the ashes. A fine venue, curated lunch & beers to finish the day on.
Support Local
8 Wired
The benchmark for barrel fermentation and aging, sours, and feijoa beer. Come see and taste what this internationally recognized brewery is all about.


Transfers and Coach

Food and Beverages

Axe Hurling

full day craft beer tour
now only $249


Auckland Craft Beer Tour
22 May or 19 June
$249 per person

Grab the sale price! – Craft Breweries and Beers, Amazing Food and Axe Throwing! AND we’ll do the driving…

Call me on (09) 4102697 with any questions

Let’s break it down


Head off to Matakana

Let The Good Times Roll
In about an hour we arrive ready to start the adventure.

Action Matakana for axe hurling

It’s not as easy as it looks, we get some instruction, then get into it!

8 Wired Brewery and Barrelworks

Learn about this legendary beer, and sample a few special brews.

Sawmill Brewery

Hear the amazing back story of this great brewery and sample any 5 of the 14 on tap - it's your choice!

Sawmill Brewery Smoko room

Hook into the taste sensation that is a locally sourced, seasonal Sawmill multi course late lunch. Pub grazing at its finest!

Travel back to Auckland CBD

Plenty left to see of Auckland – get out there!

Auckland craft beer daytrip

Saturday 22nd May 2021

Coach, 2 breweries with tasting flights and cider, tasty snack and lunch

Axe Hurling

Auckland craft beer daytrip

Saturday 19th June 2021

Coach, 2 breweries with tasting flights and cider, tasty snack and lunch

Axe Hurling


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Frequently Asked Questions

This tour is run by Bryce Read, a Travel Agent from the Travel Managers Group Limited - IATA bonded. Prices are per person based on minimum numbers, they may have to be adjusted if these criteria are not met. Full payment is required to book. The inclusions on this trip are return luxury coach transport, a tasting platter of beer at each venue, local snack plus late lunch. Dont forget the axes! Any further food or drink are at your expense. Once booked a $100 cancellation fee applies, 72 hours prior to departure the trip is not refundable.