A dairy of the magical kind.
As soon as you turn left just past the Taipa bridge, you know you are heading to a special place. Nested inland the charming countryside of Peria, you will discover The Bush Fairy Dairy, a unique ‘groovy-hippie’ style cafe, meeting place and of course dairy.
When you walk in you are greeted by a friendly storekeeper and are unexpectedly overwhelmed by all the interesting items filling the
store. In one corner beautifully created local arts and crafts, hand made jewellery, incense and trinkets. In the next, organic and spray-free fruit and vegetables- locally sourced of course, typical dairy sold items, ice cream, sweets and deliciously brewed coffee. Take a seat outside in the cosy-cushioned sitting area, read a book from their book exchange library… you’ll want to stay for hours!
On Thursday – Saturdays 4-8pm the ‘Far Out Food Van’ are serving burgers outside the front carpark.
It doesn’t stop there, Most Saturdays TBFD opens up as a music venue where punters can boogie outside on the large lawn space to live music.
Take a visit, you will leave feeling enlightened.
19km from Mangonui.
Take a drive down memory lane
Based in Doubtless Bay, Northland, Matthews Vintage Machinery Museum is the result of a decades-long hobby that has kept owner Winston (Win) Matthews busy for over 50 years.
The 1100 square metre shed houses lovingly restored vintage cars, stationary engines, farming, household, and pioneering appliances, some of which have been used by the Matthews family over the past century.
As you take a trip down memory lane, enjoy the large collection of historical artifacts that offer an insight into New Zealand history, showcasing the best in vintage memorabilia and a stunning collection of vintage cars and machinery used within New Zealand and dating back to the early 1900’s.
The large selection of vintage cars includes Nashs, Chevrolets and a Singer Roadster amongst others.
The collection also includes a wide range of stationary engines all in working order including Tangyes, Wolseleys, Andersons, Listers, Bamford etc.
Particularly impressive is the detailed labelling on each item, with information on where it came from, mechanical details, and other memorabilia.
Matthews Vintage Collection
4365 State Highway 10, Kaitaia 0486.