Enjoy delicious and home-grown delicacies at the Matakana Farmers Market
Matakana Farmers Market, Auckland

By Auckland Tourism

Indulge in the cafes, eateries and fashion boutiques of Matakana village
Matakana, Auckland

By Auckland Tourism

Explore the many beaches near Matakana, including the stunning Tawharanui
Tawharanui, Auckland

By Auckland Tourism

The Glass House, Brick Bay Wines, Matakana.
Matakana, Auckland

By Kieran Scott


The picturesque Matakana region is a foodie's heaven known for its weekend farmers market, boutique food shops and spectacular vineyards.

Only an hour north of Auckland city and close to a myriad of stunning east coast beaches, Matakana is a popular getaway spot for locals and visitors alike. Matakana is foodie heaven - if you enjoy home-grown delicacies and award-winning wine then look no further.

Enjoy a wine-tasting tour at one of the numerous wineries in the region, especially famouss for producing delicious chardonnay, pinot gris and classic red varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Treat yourself to a relaxed gourmet lunch overlooking the vines.

If you’re visiting in the weekend, make sure to stop in at the Matakana Farmers’ Market on a Saturday. The stalls are packed with fresh produce, artisan cheeses, homemade spreads, organic foods, craft beer and olive oils. Enjoy an indulgent brunch of delicious crepes piled high with bacon and maple syrup, or savour hot mussel fritters beside the river.

Afterwards, explore Matakana Village’s galleries, gift stores, fashion boutiques and eateries. The stunning north Auckland beaches of Omaha, Leigh, Pakiri and Tawharanui are all a short drive away, and don’t forget your snorkelling gear – marine reserves such as Goat Island lie just off the coast.

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Cape Rodney B & B - Accommodation in Leigh New Zealand
Ours is a two bedroom, self contained B & B with bathroom in a private house. We have a Queen room and a Double bedroom with a single bed. We only take one booking per night and can sleep up to five. Your hosts are Chris and Colin Cruickshank and their cats Badger and Conrad. Our home i... (more)
Leigh Sawmill Cafe & Accommodation - Accommodation in Leigh New Zealand
7.50 22 Reviews
The cottage is the original sawmill cottage, fully self-contained in the style of the classic kiwi bach, making it great for group and family stays. It is made up of the main building and two comfortable Sleep outs. A wonderful hideaway for guests to enjoy just metres from the cafe. The pe... (more)
Matakana Motel - Accommodation in Matakana New Zealand
8.10 97 Reviews
Just 50 metres walk from the weekly village markets, guests enjoy a heated swimming pool, BBQ facilities and a children’s playground at Matakana Motel. All accommodation offers a satellite flat-screen TV, a microwave and a fridge.Matakana Motel is a located in the heart of historic Matakan... (more)
Pakiri Beach Holiday Park - Accommodation in Pakiri New Zealand
Situated 90 minutes (100km) north of Auckland, Pakiri Beach Holiday Park offers the best of the picturesque north. This well-established holiday park offers 9km of golden sandy beach, swimming, surfing, beach fishing, kayaking and an estuary. The perfect environment for a family holiday... (more)
Riverside Matakana - Accommodation in Matakana New Zealand
9.40 131 Reviews
Boasting a tennis court, a private boat jetty and a heated outdoor pool, Riverside Matakana is located on the banks of the Glen Eden River. It offers self-contained accommodation with a private patio, a fireplace and barbecue facilities.Riverside Matakana Accommodation is 10 minutes’ drive... (more)
Sandspit Holiday Park - Accommodation in Sandspit New Zealand
7.00 10 Reviews
Sandspit Holiday Park is a beautiful beach front family camp located just 7km from Warkworth township and just a short stroll from the Kawau Ferry. Guests can enjoy safe swimming, native bush walks and great channel and boat fishing right on their doorstep. Relax at the park, paddle around... (more)
Takatu Lodge and Vineyard - Accommodation in Matakana New Zealand
9.90 39 Reviews
Offering 4 luxury suites with a private balcony overlooking the vineyard, Takatu Lodge is only a 10-minute drive from 6 beaches. It features indoor and outdoor seating areas with stunning countryside views. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are included.The luxurious suites feature 500 threadcou... (more)
Whangateau Holiday Park - Accommodation in Warkworth New Zealand
8.90 88 Reviews
RD 5, Warkworth
Whangateau Holiday Park is on the waters edge of the beautiful Whangateau Harbour (approx 90 minutes from central Auckland).Kiwi camping as it used to be. Great for swimming, boating, kayaking and exploring. We have kayaks and a dinghy for hire onsite.We have Waterfront and Regular Powered... (more)
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    Sat 6 Jan 2018 5:00PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Hosted by Matakana's Te Rata Wine, this weekly festival brings some of Auckland's best street food to the heart of Matakana village! Come along to this family-friendly evening each week for a rotating line-up of ... more
  • Bennetts' Chocolate Factory, Mangawhai, Kaipara
    Mon 8 Jan 2018 10:30AM / Family & Lifestyle
    Looking for a fun way to occupy your kids this School Holiday period? Well Bennetts has you covered! In class, students will sample chocolate, make their own special chocolate projects, and take a tour of our factory. ... more
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    Sun 28 Jan 2018 9:00PM / Electronica
    Soundsplash Music Festival, Zu Entertainment & Audacity Touring present... Dub FX live at Leigh Sawmill Cafe! With special guests Sahida Apsara & Dubsonic. In 2006, Melbourne born Benjamin Stanford set off to ... more
  • Leigh School, Leigh, Auckland
    Sat 3 Feb 2018 10:00AM / Festivals
    Leigh Summer Festival will be a fun filled day of live music, artisan markets, delicious food and loads of entertainment for the kids - bouncy castles, ice-slides, swimming pool access and much more. All proceeds will ... more
  • The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna, Auckland
    Tue 23 Jan 2018 7:30PM / Theatre
    This riotous comedy centres on two sets of identical twins who were separated as young children in a shipwreck. One half of each set of twins grows up in the ancient city of Ephesus and the other Syracuse in ignorance ... more
  • Te Whai Bay Wines, Mangawhai, Kaipara
    Sat 30 Dec 2017 4:30PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Live music every Saturday afternoon over Summer. Come and enjoy a glass of wine or beer while listening to great local and Auckland-based musicians. Kick back and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local and ... more
  • The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna, Auckland
    Sat 20 Jan 2018 7:30PM / Theatre
    In Verona there is a feud rages between two families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo Montague meets young Juliet Capulet at a ball. The teenagers fall in love and secretly marry. Meanwhile Juliet’s father ... more
  • Orewa Community Centre, Orewa, Auckland
    Tue 13 Feb 2018 7:00PM / Family & Lifestyle
    Auckland Waste Free Parenting Workshop - Orewa - Supported by Auckland Council. This is a humerous, entertaining and inspirational seminar full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste at home especially ... more
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    Sat 19 Oct 2013 10:00AM / Markets and Fairs
    Crystal Visions Holistic Wellness Market - Nurturing Body, Mind &, Spirit. Your weekly well-being event. (By McDonald's). Booked Sun 14th Jan: - Crystals, Incense, Jewellery, Gifts by Crystal Visions NZ - ... more
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    Sat 3 Feb 2018 9:00AM / Markets and Fairs
    Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 3 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical ... more
  • Kumeu Showgrounds, Kumeu, Auckland
    Fri 26 Jan 2018 7:00PM / Family Entertainment
    New Zealand's largest folk music and dance festival has been staged for 43 years and includes artists from around the globe. Including the Recorded Music NZ Tui award for best Folk Album. It includes English, Irish, ... more
  • Te Whai Bay Wines, Mangawhai, Kaipara
    Sun 4 Feb 2018 1:00PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Long lunch in the vines with great food, entertainment in a fabulous setting. Includes a complimentary glass of Te Whai Bay wine or a beer on arrival. more
  • Milford Senior Citizens Hall, Milford, Auckland
    Sun 3 Aug 2014 10:00AM / Markets and Fairs
    *Nurturing Body, Mind & Spirit - Auckland's weekly well-being event. Saturday: Orewa - Milford - Pakuranga - Te Atatu Sunday: First Sunday of each Month Milford We focus on having quality people at affordable ... more
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    Sun 18 Jun 2017 8:30AM / Markets and Fairs
    Held on the 3rd Sunday of every month all year round, this village market has something for everyone, friendly people, great atmosphere and quality stalls with everything from hand-made crafts to pre-loved goods! A ... more
  • Dairy Flat Community Hall, Dairy Flat, Auckland
    Sat 17 Feb 2018 8:00PM / Rock
    Tom Sharplin and the Cadillacs back in " DFlat " again, you missed the first time don't miss this time. For rock & rollers the place to be Nice Big Dance Floor. DFlat Live organising every 3rd Saturday of the month ... more
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    Sun 20 Mar 2016 5:30PM / Markets and Fairs
    A top destination for locals and tourists alike the Auckland Night Markets are a must to see! Glenfield Night Markets held in the underground car park beneath the Glenfield Mall every Sunday Night. Tasty street ... more
  • Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Albany, Auckland
    Sun 11 Feb 2018 3:00PM / Festivals
    Cacaito Dance Festival Mission The mission of Cacaito Dance Festival is to awaken and nourish each individual's potential for positive change within, leading to positive change in our homes, in our communities, and ... more
  • The Hunting Lodge, Waimauku, Auckland
    Sat 10 Feb 2018 12:00PM / Music Festivals
    North West Country is proud to present returning for 2018 with a brand new musical lineup - the North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival! This one-day boutique festival will feature a brilliant musical lineup of Fly My ... more
  • Smales Farm, Takapuna, Auckland
    Sat 10 Feb 2018 11:00AM / Festivals
    Introducing the Takapuna Food, Wine & Music Festival, an exciting and vibrant new event to hit Smales Farm on Auckland’s North Shore this summer 2018. Produced by Highlife Entertainment, this boutique festival is ... more
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    Wed 31 Jan 2018 6:00PM / Charity, Fundraisers
    Hot Artists served fresh at Lake House Arts – The Summer Playlist. Track One – Arty Types Track Two – Musos’ Track Three – Summer Kai and Cocktails Track Four – Open Gallery Track Five ... more
  • Kumeu Arts Centre, Kumeu, Auckland
    Fri 16 Feb 2018 7:00PM / World
    New Zealand's most entertaining acoustic duo are back to weave through the country with their humour and unique song arrangements. This international act has a foot in both Europe and New Zealand and after a 6 month ... more
  • Kumeu Arts Centre, Kumeu, Auckland
    Fri 9 Feb 2018 7:30PM / Singer-Songwriter
    Jordie Lane and Clare Reynolds (AUS) are playing on the 9 February at Kumeu Live. Thanks to Mel Parsons for suggesting they play in Auckland. She rates them very highly, so don't miss this concert. BYO drinks, glasses ... more
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    Fri 9 Feb 2018 7:00PM / Cabaret, Burlesque
    Welcome to the Red Room, a place to escape the status quo and join in the fun and revelry that is Cabaret at its finest. Miss La Vida, the Princess of Parody, will present her favourite local Waiheke and Auckland wide ... more
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