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 Farmer's Market is legendary - you're advised to arrive early! Local produce is fresh and often unusual: organic blueberry ice-cream, 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. When the market is over, go shopping: the Village specialty shops are high-end and irresistible. A number of excellent restaurants and cafes add gourmet interest, and the newly refurbished pub is a great way to while away a few hours in the evening.
The award-winning 3-screen cinema complex is superb - each cinema is different, with delightfully eclectic furnishings. Just outside the Village, the iconic Morris and James pottery and cafe is famous for its 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, which also has weekend markets. It's a haven for children with its petting zoo, exceptional playground, pony rides and more. For the rest of the family there's a restaurant, cafe, gallery, craft shop and excellent purpose built gym with classes every day.For further information:
Built in 1903 and renovated in 2012, The Matakana is a new breed of gastro pub offering restaurant quality food and great beverages in a relaxed and informal setting with fantastic service. Winner..more..
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A modern, well appointed, private, 2 bedroom, self-contained vineyard cottage with stunning views in an elevated peaceful rural setting. The cottage has no road noise yet is close to everything an..more..
BRAND NEW and purpose built, Black Fern Matakana is located between Warkworth and Matakana, on a 3.5 hectare site, 2/3 of which is covered with native bush including Kauri, Rimu, Totara and Puriri..more..
Matakana Market Kitchen is all about the simple pleasures of relaxed dining. The menu is seasonal, creative and thoughtful, but, good food simply doesnt exist without quality ingredients. So..more..
3 Self contained accommodation premises arranged to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. Located within walking distance of Matakana village attractions, yet quite private on a riverbank location..more..
Plume Cafe sits above the river in Matakana Village. Across Leigh Road from the bustling development of movie theatres, cafes and shops. It sits in a tranquil setting of gardens and lawn, pergolas..more..
Superbly situated in a spectacular vineyard location in the grape-growing region of Matakana, just north of Auckland, Plume offers glorious 180-degree views of vineyards, fields, valleys and the T..more..
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Vineyard Saltings Estate is a small boutique family owned vineyard which produces classical style wines that express the qualities of our terroir; that is our soils, microclimate, biodynamic manag..more..
SNELLS BEACH MOTEL is ideally situated on the Coast near Warkworth and Matakana, and close to the Kawau Island Ferry.We have 12 self-contained, quality, one and two bedroom unit/apartments, some w..more..
Sugarloaf Lodge is an impeccably stylish B&B retreat in the heart of the Matakana Coast & Country region, less than an hour from Central Auckland and 1 1/2 hours from Auckland Internationa..more..
Situated on a warm north facing hillside above Matakana Village the vineyard is very much a hands-on operation. Wine is created in the vineyard by growing the best grapes to produce ultra-prem..more..
Beautiful rustic barn conversion only minutes from Matakana village. Warm macracarpa wood lines the walls, which gives it a beautiful smell of timber. The old barn has been fitted out comfortably ..more..
Located at the iconic Morris and James Pottery. A quiet and peaceful atmosphere, simply a place to be from the hustle and bustle of city life. The café enjoys a beautiful garden s..more..
Try it by the glass, take it home by the bottle…. Open daily from 11am, the Vintry carries all the locally grown wine to enjoy in our stylish premise with a delicious platter from our pant..more..
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