Matakana Village
Matakana Village
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
There’s something about Matakana Village… Perhaps it’s the fresh country air, the artisanal food and award-winning wine, or the stylish boutiques and galleries you simply won’t find in the city. Whether you’re catching up with friends in one of our eateries, meeting the makers at the famous Matakana Village Farmers’ Market or watching an arthouse film in the magnificent cinema, a visit to Matakana comes with memories to treasure. From the cascading cherry blossoms of spring to the riches of autumn leaves, you’ll find something to savour in every season. Just 45 minutes from the Auckland Harbour Bridge, yet a world away – there’s so much to love in Matakana Village.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Lenny H
Auckland, New Zealand797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
A wonderful bookshop - the old-fashioned type. A mixture of boutiques, none of them cheap! Very nice setting, next to the river.
Written 4 February 2023
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney, Australia47,396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Matakana Village is located approximately 1 hour north of Auckland. We were staying at Matakana Estate Lodge and visited the village numerous times. The village is tiny but houses some lovely boutique shops, restaurants and the local pub. On the weekends the farmers market is the happening place.
Written 4 October 2022
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PatMacnz64
Omokoroa Beach, New Zealand537 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A selection of eating places and shops to explore it's a nice place to explore and wander around and enjoy a bite to eat
Written 14 August 2022
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owlesey
Rolleston, New Zealand959 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Some beautiful boutique shops. Great time of year to come with the sales on. Nice eateries. Parking is not always the best. For bargin hunters there is also a great op shop.
Written 5 August 2022
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Luvinspoonful
Rotorua, New Zealand719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
It’s easy to miss but opposite the 4 square is a deep dip with very limited parking. Pretty shops are scattered around the outside of the car park with lovely water features in several forms (including very tame eels).
Come down on a Saturday when the farmers Market provides artisanal wares, local artists fill the air with sweet songs and interesting bites will fill your belly.
The parking here is pitiful with no planning and rising from the car park is potentially hazardous with pedestrians and poor vision. Attempt to park elsewhere.
Written 16 June 2022
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Donna T
Auckland, New Zealand343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Cute little village. You must stop if passing. Some nice shops and a few restaurants/cafes. Parking can be a bit hard to find, but then again just park a bit further away and have a nice stroll.
Written 25 April 2022
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owlesey
Rolleston, New Zealand959 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We come out on a Friday during the school holidays and it was packed. Some good shops to look around and a few eateries. I was told the Farmers Market in the weekend is very popular.
Written 24 April 2022
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand20,172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We stopped by for lunch after going to the Scultureum. Parking wasn't too bad but the markets weren't going on. We grabbed a few things from the Ringawera bakery and ate by the river in the market area.
The village also has a few shops and restaurants around. We stopped by honest chocolate to get something sweet as well as Ramas on the roadside to get some fresh fruit ice cream. It was a small village but had lots to see and eat. It is a nice place to stop by to relax for a bit.
Written 2 December 2021
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jaimies625
Auckland, New Zealand115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
The village is open everyday and the Farmers Market on Saturdays only. It's a good day out for family with children or hanging out with friends.
Written 2 May 2021
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Michelle B
Canterbury Region, New Zealand84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We travelled from the South Island and just loved Matakana. Super farmers market and some stunning boutique shops and nice eateries. Will definitely return
Written 20 April 2021
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