The town Warkworth is in the Rodney District of the North Island, New Zealand, it is located 64 kilometres north of Auckland.
A playground for boaties is the Mahurangi River which hosts a restful riverbank walkway. Other fantastic places to visit are the vineyards, local markets, iconic beaches and islands, marine reserves and wildlife sanctuaries which are all in and around Warkworth.
Warkworth's heritage is imitated in its buildings and sites of historic interest. Its cafes, shops and architecture make it a pleasant village and the commercial centre of the area.
Warkworth is an attractive town with an appealing choice of restaurants and accommodation. There are two regional parks in the area; Tawharanui and Mahurangi which both have unique attractions. Goat Island Marine Reserve is a near by coastal attraction; it offers excellent snorkelling straight off the beach.
The township of Warkworth was established in 1853 by a businessman from Warkworth, Northumberland in the UK. John Anderson Brown arrived in the area in ten years earlier and was taken back by its resemblance with his hometown in northern England. Brown bought 153 acres and drew up a plan for subdivision of the area in which he allocated land for the Anglican Church and its cemetery.
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