SETTLED IN 1842 MATAKANA DEVELOPED INTO A SMALL RURAL TOWN servicing the farms, produce gardens and orchards that flourished in the surrounding area. City folk would travel up the coast and navigate the tidal river to deliver supplies and return with fresh produce and timber from the historic riverside mill.

To view a detailed map of where individual shops are within Matakana Village – Clickhere  

In 1992 local Richard Didsbury purchased the historic mill site above the Matakana wharf and with the help of leading architect Noel Lane set about creating a visionary new Village complex and local Farmers Market.

Today visitors come from all over New Zealand and the world to experience the famous Matakana Village. Home to boutique shopping, galleries, cafes, restaurants, wine bars and cinema complex. The Village is the vibrant heart of the picturesque Matakana Wine Region with it’s numerous vineyards and olive groves and is the gateway to the beautiful east coast beaches, holiday destinations and regional parks. Just 40 minutes easy drive north of Auckland, Matakana Village is a truly unique experience. A special place that everyone loves.


When you’re in Matakana visit the Matakana Information Centre which is conveniently located in the foyer of the Cinema complex. The friendly staff will help you find out everything you need to know about Matakana and its environs. From accommodation, activities, to vineyard visits and much more. To find their location Click Here.