Fruitloop Event - Matakana Race, Fun Run & Walk 2013
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The Fruit Loops Race-Walk is an annual 7K Matakana Wine Region fundraiser. It's called Fruit Loops because everyone is encouraged to wear silly costumes, & that's a little bit Fruit Loops! It's a growing Matakana summer event & part of a fun Matakana getaway weekend. More Matakana Things To Do, go here... http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/
BE A FRUITLOOP IN... This quote is perfect! It is definitely in the spirit of the Matkana Fruitloop Race and Walk Event each summer in New Zealand!   "Be a fruitloop in a world full of Cheerios"... funny & good advice to live by!  More about Matakana Wine Country Auckland, NZ here... http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #funny #quotes #matakana…

"Be a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios." or a cheerio in a world full of fruit loops :D

GORGEOUS MATAKANA - The Fruit Loops Walk-Run winds through some private properties and Matakana vineyards - these bougainvilleas growing out of a stump were stunning!  Great scenery took our minds off the afternoon summer sun! More Matakana scenery here... http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2012/10/21/matakana-coast-beaches-islands-bays-reefs-rock-pools-things-to-do-new-zealand-north-island-world-class/

GORGEOUS MATAKANA - The Fruit Loops Walk-Run winds through some private properties and Matakana vineyards - these bougainvilleas growing out of a stump were stunning! Great scenery took our minds off the afternoon summer sun! More Matakana scenery here... http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2012/10/21/matakana-coast-beaches-islands-bays-reefs-rock-pools-things-to-do-new-zealand-north-island-world-class/

RARE ORCHARD VIEW - The Fruitloop course went through the middle of the large manadarin orchard in New Zealand. The enormous windbreak hedges were quite dramatic! For more about the Matakana area, click here...  http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #matakana #newzealand #events

RARE ORCHARD VIEW - The Fruitloop course went through the middle of the large manadarin orchard in New Zealand. The enormous windbreak hedges were quite dramatic! For more about the Matakana area, click here... http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #matakana #newzealand #events

MATAKANA'S BEST VIEWS - What goes up must come down... The downhill part of the Fruitloop course was good, but the magnificent view of the Matakana Wine Region on the way down was even better.  Matakana is well known for its stunning hilltop views!  More Matakana views here...http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2012/10/21/matakana-coast-beaches-islands-bays-reefs-rock-pools-things-to-do-new-zealand-north-island-world-class/

MATAKANA'S BEST VIEWS - What goes up must come down... The downhill part of the Fruitloop course was good, but the magnificent view of the Matakana Wine Region on the way down was even better. Matakana is well known for its stunning hilltop views! More Matakana views here...http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2012/10/21/matakana-coast-beaches-islands-bays-reefs-rock-pools-things-to-do-new-zealand-north-island-world-class/

MATAKANA MANDARINS - Matakana is famous for its vineyards and wines but mandarins and olives are also main Matkana area crops. Beautiful orchards on a beautiful Matakana summer day! Get more about the best of Matakana here..  http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #matakana #vineyards #travel

MATAKANA MANDARINS - Matakana is famous for its vineyards and wines but mandarins and olives are also main Matkana area crops. Beautiful orchards on a beautiful Matakana summer day! Get more about the best of Matakana here.. http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #matakana #vineyards #travel

VINEYARD BEACHES?  - This vineyard on the Fruitloop course had seashells on the ground. I googled it and found out that seashells release minerals,  adding freshness to the wine. Who knew? More about Matakana Wine Country here... Matakana is well known for its stunning hilltop views!  More Matakana views here…

VINEYARD BEACHES? - This vineyard on the Fruitloop course had seashells on the ground. I googled it and found out that seashells release minerals, adding freshness to the wine. Who knew? More about Matakana Wine Country here... Matakana is well known for its stunning hilltop views! More Matakana views here…

SAD BUT TRUE TIME - Hard to admit that it took this long to walk 7K, but between the hills, photos, entertainment, refreshments, and the visit with goat owners, the time got away. It was an event, not a race... at least not for me! More about Matakana Fruitloop here...  http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/03/06/matakana-2013-fruitloop-run-walk-things-to-do-and-summer-events-in-matakana-wine-country-near-auckland-new-zealand…

SAD BUT TRUE TIME - Hard to admit that it took this long to walk 7K, but between the hills, photos, entertainment, refreshments, and the visit with goat owners, the time got away. It was an event, not a race... at least not for me! More about Matakana Fruitloop here... http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/03/06/matakana-2013-fruitloop-run-walk-things-to-do-and-summer-events-in-matakana-wine-country-near-auckland-new-zealand…

FRUITLOOP FINISH! - We Fruitlooped our way through a really unique path, enjoyed the stunning scenery, and finished where we began. This was my first Fruitloop experience, but I will definitely make it an annual event. It was GREAT fun! More Fruitloopiness here...  http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/03/06/matakana-2013-fruitloop-run-walk-things-to-do-and-summer-events-in-matakana-wine-country-near-auckland-new-zealand/ #nz

FRUITLOOP FINISH! - We Fruitlooped our way through a really unique path, enjoyed the stunning scenery, and finished where we began. This was my first Fruitloop experience, but I will definitely make it an annual event. It was GREAT fun! More Fruitloopiness here... http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/03/06/matakana-2013-fruitloop-run-walk-things-to-do-and-summer-events-in-matakana-wine-country-near-auckland-new-zealand/ #nz

NEW ZEALAND BAGPIPERS - One cool moment was on the last hill of the Fruitloop event. We could hear bagpipe music at a distance, rounded a corner and perched on the hilltop were bagpipers in full costume serenading us to the Finish Line. A scene out of a movie! More here…

NEW ZEALAND BAGPIPERS - One cool moment was on the last hill of the Fruitloop event. We could hear bagpipe music at a distance, rounded a corner and perched on the hilltop were bagpipers in full costume serenading us to the Finish Line. A scene out of a movie! More here…

BOVINE SPECTATORS - As a cow's life goes, this doesn't look too bad. Much like the chooks, the cows couldnt be bothered by the Fruitloopers walking by. Not even a "moooooove on" from them. More about Matakana scenic views here...  http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #matakana #newzealand #travel #scenic

BOVINE SPECTATORS - As a cow's life goes, this doesn't look too bad. Much like the chooks, the cows couldnt be bothered by the Fruitloopers walking by. Not even a "moooooove on" from them. More about Matakana scenic views here... http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #matakana #newzealand #travel #scenic

MATAKANA WINE CHOOKS - These are not Fruitloopers in chook costumes, but chooks at a vineyard property that were doing their chook thing and couldn't be bothered by all the crazy people walking by. It's Matkana Country! More about Matakana here... http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #matakana #newzealand #travel #holidays

MATAKANA WINE CHOOKS - These are not Fruitloopers in chook costumes, but chooks at a vineyard property that were doing their chook thing and couldn't be bothered by all the crazy people walking by. It's Matkana Country! More about Matakana here... http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #matakana #newzealand #travel #holidays

HELLO TO OUR GOATS - When we first bought the Matakana Country Lodge, we got 2 goats as gifts. Long story, but we ended up selling the goats. During the Fruitloop Walk, we got to see them and say "Hi!" They have grown big! More about the best of Matakana... http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #matakana #newzealand #holiday

HELLO TO OUR GOATS - When we first bought the Matakana Country Lodge, we got 2 goats as gifts. Long story, but we ended up selling the goats. During the Fruitloop Walk, we got to see them and say "Hi!" They have grown big! More about the best of Matakana... http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #matakana #newzealand #holiday

WINE TASTING #2 - There were 2 official wine stops on the Fruitloop course - the 2nd at OBV winery, which is popular in Matkana and a vineyard I recommend often to Matakana Country Lodge guests. ! didn't taste here, but I enjoyed the banjo music! More about Matakana Wine Country here...  http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #matakana #vineyards…

WINE TASTING #2 - There were 2 official wine stops on the Fruitloop course - the 2nd at OBV winery, which is popular in Matkana and a vineyard I recommend often to Matakana Country Lodge guests. ! didn't taste here, but I enjoyed the banjo music! More about Matakana Wine Country here... http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #matakana #vineyards…

OFFICIAL WINE STOP - The Greve' winery was kind enough to let Fruitloopers loop through their vineyards and they also hosted a wine tasting. It's the first time I've paused during a 7K sporting event to drink wine! More about Matakana vineyards...  http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/01/21/matakana-food-wine-cafes-pubs-vineyards-fine-dining-experiences-restaurants-matakana-coast-wine-region/ #matakana #auckland #vineyards…

OFFICIAL WINE STOP - The Greve' winery was kind enough to let Fruitloopers loop through their vineyards and they also hosted a wine tasting. It's the first time I've paused during a 7K sporting event to drink wine! More about Matakana vineyards... http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/01/21/matakana-food-wine-cafes-pubs-vineyards-fine-dining-experiences-restaurants-matakana-coast-wine-region/ #matakana #auckland #vineyards…

HILLTOP WATER STOP - This water station at the top of the steepest and longest hill on the Fruitloop course was a popular place. You can see some of the other Fruitloopers still on their way up the windy road.  More Matakana summer fun.. http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #matakana #auckland #newzealand #thingstodo

HILLTOP WATER STOP - This water station at the top of the steepest and longest hill on the Fruitloop course was a popular place. You can see some of the other Fruitloopers still on their way up the windy road. More Matakana summer fun.. http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/the-best-of-matakana-things-to-do-in-matakana-nz-auckland-wine-region-area-attractions/ #matakana #auckland #newzealand #thingstodo

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