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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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)
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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