997 Matakana Road, Matakana
A day trip with a difference. Self drive journey, discovering local artisan producers by solving clues and riddles along the way. Each stop will have you admiring the scenery, collecting delicious picnic food all to be enjoyed at your final destination.
Hi, I’m Philippa the creator of Village Picnic.
I have always had a passion for food, creativity and the desire to bring pure joy to the lives of others. Having worked in a number of international fine dining restaurants, hotels and co-owned a successful restaurant, The Bach Eatery in Newtown, Sydney; food and hospitality is in my blood.
It was only natural that a foodies paradise, like Matakana Coast, would lure me back to New Zealand, my young family in tow. The region for me has many fond memories, having spent a large amount of time visiting my family bach and now my parents home in Omaha. Watching this area evolve and flourish over the years has given me the inspiration to add to this unique offering.
For you Foodie Lovers out there wanting to experience the Local Fare, I offer a couple of ways to enjoy what...