A Destination For Discovery
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Welcome to Matakana Coast
With miles of untouched coastline, boutique wineries and galleries, the famous farmers’ markets and arguably the most beautiful white sand beaches within easy reach of Auckland City, there’s so much to discover on the Matakana Coast.
Whether you’re seeking a romantic break, a sumptuous spa weekend, a rural getaway or a classic Kiwi holiday by the sea, you’ll find it all here on the Matakana Coast. Less than one hour from Auckland and a whole world away.
What to do on the Matakana Coast
Weekends were made for the Matakana Coast - your perfect escape less than 1 hour north of Auckland. Artisan food and wine, pristine beaches and a thriving art scene, there’s something for everyone. From the ocean to the hills, there’s so much to do on the Matakana Coast. Relax, unwind and get back to nature, meet the makers in our famous farmers’ markets, taste the artisan food, beer and wine, or kick back and enjoy live music in a stunning rural or coastal setting. With safe swimming for the kids, fine dining for the grown ups and enough outdoor action to satisfy even the most energetic house guests, you can do as much or as little as you like on the Matakana Coast.Explore All
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Discover our Destinations
From historic Pūhoi in the south, to culturally rich Te Hana in the north, you’ll discover a string of charming settlements each with their own character and atmosphere. Hop a boat to historic Kawau Island, relax in style on Omaha Beach, or immerse yourself in nature at Tāwharanui Regional Park or Goat Island Marine Reserve. Get off the beaten track in coastal hamlets like Pākiri or Mahurangi West, soak up the laid back vibes of Snells Beach and Leigh, or enjoy the vibrant buzz of Matakana Village - memories are yours for the making, on the Matakana Coast.