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Matakana, New Zealand

EVERYONE LOVES MATAKANA

JUST 40 MINUTES NORTH OF AUCKLAND lies the picturesque Matakana wine region, the home of over 30 boutique vineyards, olive groves, restaurants and the famous Matakana Village and Farmers’ Market featuring locally grown food and produce. Settled in the 1840’s Matakana has a proud history and strong sense of community.  

Locals and visitors from all over the world come together to enjoy what the village and the wider environment have to offer.  Stay at a luxury lodge or B&B.  Visit local vineyards for wine tastings and experience the famous Farmers’ Market. Surrounding the market are fabulous fashion, homewares, book, gift and healthfood shops, beauty salons, bars, restaurants, cafes, art gallery and boutique cinemas. 

Matakana is also the gateway to the beautiful east coast beaches, fishing villages and regional parks that surround the region.  Matakana is a unique place to visit or stay.   A special place that everyone loves.

THE SATURDAY MATAKANA FARMERS’ MARKET is a ‘must visit’ destination. A showcase of artisans, growers and farmers in the Matakana region who have a passion for what they do and produce. Choose from luscious fresh produce like fruit, vegetables, delicious artisan baking, Italian sausages, organic chocolate, flowers, fine wines, olive oil and the all important freshly brewed morning coffee with locally roasted beans; all with a live musical accompaniment.  Nestled on the banks of the picturesque Matakana River, the Farmers’ Market is a unique experience everyone loves. 

MATAKANA VILLAGE

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.

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MATAKANA SHOPPING

Surrounding Matakana’s famous Farmers Market is a fabulous retail environment hosting boutique stores offering everything from the latest fashion, shoes, homewares, books, gifts & accessories, jewellery and gourmet food. 

Plus wine bars, cafes, restaurants, health & Beauty and a unique cinema complex. 

  • LODGES
  • BED & BREAKFAST
  • CAMPING/BUDGET
  • HOLIDAY HOMES
  • MOTEL / HOTELS

FOOD, WINE AND VINEYARDS

The famous Matakana Wine Region is host to a wide range of food & wine providers, from small  intimate wine bars and cafes to sprawling vineyards and olive plantations to quality restaurants and historic hotels. Purchase freshly produced local food from the Farmers market or poultry and meats and specialty cheeses from local gourmet stores.

THINGS TO DO

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SPORT & RECREATION

ARTS & COLLECTABLES

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SURFING

OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST

FISHING, DIVING, SNORKEL

BEACHES

JUST UP THE ROAD

MATAKANA VILLAGE IS JUST AN EASY 45 MINUTE DRIVE NORTH FROM AUCKLAND CITY. The majority of the trip is on the northern motorway, then a short journey on state highway 1 through picturesque countryside until you turn off at Warkworth and enter the Matakana Wine Region.