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 5 May 2018 7:30PM / Covers, Tribute Bands
    Imperfect Offering presents a concert of the music of Leonard Cohen. After sell-out performances in 2016 and 2017 in Auckland and Hamilton including Q Theatre Auckland, Imperfect Offering bring their spellbinding line-up ... more
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    Tue 1 May 2018 4:00PM / Business & Professional
    Being in business has daily ups and downs and we love it! Bring your burning business questions to You ask it and throw them at specialists living and working in the Rodney region. They will have fun working out ... more
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    Mon 29 Jan 2018 9:00AM / Sculpture
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  • Wellsford Community Centre, Wellsford, Auckland
    Sat 28 Apr 2018 7:00PM / Circus
    New Zealand's freshest Magic and Illusion Spectacular is back with new illusions, more magic, more comedy, more antics and much more fun for 2018! Come along to witness and unforgettable show with one of New Zealand's ... more
  • Sawmill Cafe, Leigh, Auckland
    Sun 20 May 2018 5:00PM / Singer-Songwriter
    We are extremely excited to release Erin Cole-Baker's new album "Till the feeling's right" on the 19th of May! A night of celebration! Almost a year since the beginnings of our recording at Anzac Rd Studio, mixing at ... more
  • Orewa Arts & Events Centre, Orewa, Auckland
    Fri 27 Apr 2018 2:00PM / Circus
    New Zealand's freshest Magic and Illusion Spectacular is back with new illusions, more magic, more comedy, more antics and much more fun for 2018! Come along to witness an unforgettable show with one of New Zealand's ... more
  • The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna, Auckland
    Thu 19 Apr 2018 8:00PM / Theatre
    Achilles has a decision to make: live peacefully, or die in battle and be remembered forever. The choice becomes harder when Agamemnon, the High King of Greece, publicly dishonours Achilles. Achilles withdraws from the ... more
  • Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Albany, Auckland
    Fri 27 Apr 2018 5:00PM / Ethnic, Multicultural
    Inspired by the hugely successful Bali Spirit Festival and Byron Spirit Festival, NZ Spirit Festival promises a vibrant celebration of well-being in all of its forms. Featuring local and international talent, this ... more
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    Fri 27 Apr 2018 10:30AM / Family & Lifestyle
    Using various mixed media and collage techniques you will create a forest for creatures to hide in. Class suitable for ages 7-12 boys and girls. ... more
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    Sun 20 May 2018 4:30PM / Classical Music
    The Auckland Youth Orchestra, conducted by Antun Poljanich, presents: Wagner - Rienzi Overture Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor (soloist: Sara Lee) Elgar - Enigma Variations AYO is comprised of many of our ... more
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    Sun 3 Aug 2014 10:00AM / Markets and Fairs
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    Sat 28 Apr 2018 8:00PM / Comedy
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    Sat 28 Apr 2018 10:30AM / Lifestyle Shows, Expos
    A 2 hour seminar sharing some of the latest 'science-backed' functional/lifestyle medicine strategies focused on the foundations of health that underpin vitality, energy and wellbeing. Topics covered include stress ... more
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    Fri 11 May 2018 9:30AM / Charity, Fundraisers
    5 Star Admin Ltd loves supporting women in business and following several successful co-working days previously held, it was an easy decision to support Breast Cancer Foundation NZ with their annual Pink Ribbon Appeal by ... more
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    Wed 16 May 2018 7:00PM / Mind & Body
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    Sun 29 Apr 2018 7:00PM / Covers, Tribute Bands
    Note: Sorry this show is sold out. But you may be interested in https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/the-music-of-leonard-cohen-commemorative-concert/auckland/matakana We are delighted to host Imperfect Offering to ... 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 lively village market is located in the Kaukapakapa Village a pleasant 45 minutes drive from Auckland City. With its friendly people, great atmosphere and a ... more
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    Sun 29 Apr 2018 5:00PM / Mind & Body
    Raw cacao is a powerful heart opener that paves the way to self love. Apart from being a superfood with a wealth of health properties, cacao (or raw “chocolate”) is a great plant teacher that has been used for ... more
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    Sat 5 May 2018 1:00PM / Mind & Body
    Journey with us as we enter the Temple of Sacred Dance with the Goddess Kali, the Dark Mother. In ancient days the temple was a space where women invoked the power of the Goddess through dance and movement. The ... more
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    Sat 5 May 2018 9:30AM / Mind & Body
    Utopia Healing Technologies Manifesting Miracles In the Zero Point Field This workshop will explore Energetic Healing in the Zero point field using: - Torsion Fields - Right Brain Creativity - Hypnotherapy ... more
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    Tue 1 May 2018 10:00AM / Badminton
    A top international badminton tournament which is part of the new Badminton World Federation (BWF) HSBC World Tour; classified as a HSBC BWF World Tour 300 event This event will feature some highly ranked players ... more
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    Tue 1 May 2018 6:00PM / Badminton
    The official opening of the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open and a fundraising event for the Starship Foundation Two ticket options to choose from: Playing Ticket - Play on the New Zealand Open match ... more
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    Sat 12 May 2018 10:00AM / Education
    This workshop is designed for those that range from no experience at all to, medium experienced students who have been painting already who would add to their practice few more tricks and tools. Vjekoslav Nemesh is ... more
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    Sat 19 May 2018 9:30AM / Education
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    Wed 23 May 2018 10:00AM / Charity, Fundraisers
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