Living like a local for a few days in a given location often presents unexpected opportunities and experiences. Not least of which was a recommendation that we visit Brick Bay Winery and sculpture Trail.
As we began our journey back to Auckland after our long weekend on Kawau Island we headed there to enjoy lunch and a wander through the park which showcases some of New Zealand’s most exciting artists.
This unique property located in beautiful Vivian Bay offers luxury boutique hotel accommodation along with fine dining in its signature restaurant, The Beach House.
Vivian Bay is the only sandy beach on Kawau Island and the restaurant offers diners stunning views of those white sands and the sparkling waters of the bay adding a luxurious dimension to the experience.
We were greeted warmly by Luke the manager and at his suggestion, we opted to have an aperitif of bubbles on the terrace whilst enjoying the enchanting views of the bay and the warm night air.
We’re travelling and house sitting in Australia until mid-January 2019. And, although we’re fortunate to have access to our homeowners vehicles for shopping and emergency vet visits etc, we endeavour to travel mostly by public transport. It’s all part of our travelling ethos of being easy on the planet and supporting local communities, and sustainability and social responsibility in tourism.