The funky village was first settled in the 1840s and is surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and beaches - but it's the village itself that many come for.
The Saturday morning Matakana Village Farmer's Market is legendary - you're advised to arrive early! Local produce is fresh and organic such as Mahurangi oysters, locally farmed buffalo burgers and cheeses, Matakana olive oil, and of course the market's own coffee roasted and ground on the spot.
We think whitebait or mussel fritters eaten beside the river while listening to great live music is the best way to start a Saturday morning in Matakana. Enjoy the boutique shopping the Village offers or enjoy a number of excellent Matakana restaurants and cafes, and the newly refurbished Matakana Village Pub.
Enjoy a movie at the award-winning 3-screen Matakana Cinema complex - each cinema is different, with delightfully eclectic furnishings or visit the iconic Morris and James pottery and cafe, who are famous for hand-made pots, plates and art, and its leafy courtyard is perfect for a restful lunch or coffee.
A little further on you'll find the Matakana Country Park. It's a haven for children with its petting zoo, exceptional playground, mini train rides and more. Matakana Country Park also offers great dining options at the The Stables Matakana, Smiths Bar and Brambles Cafe. Included in the Park is Art Matakana, craft shop and excellent purpose built gym with classes every day.
There is a wide range of Matakana accommodation available from B&Bs nestled in the village, luxury lodge accommodation or holiday houses.For further information:
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