EVERYONE LOVES MATAKANA
JUST 40 MINUTES NORTH OF AUCKLAND lies the picturesque Matakana wine region, the home of over 30 boutique vineyards, olive groves, restaurants and the famous Matakana Village and Farmers’ Market featuring locally grown food and produce.
Settled in the 1840’s Matakana has a proud history and strong sense of community.
Locals and visitors from all over the world come together to enjoy what the village and the wider environment have to offer. Stay at a luxury lodge or B&B. Visit local vineyards for wine tastings and experience the famous Farmers’ Market.
Surrounding the market are fabulous fashion, homewares, book, gift and healthfood shops, beauty salons, bars, restaurants, cafes, art gallery and boutique cinemas.
Matakana is also the gateway to the beautiful east coast beaches, fishing villages and regional parks that surround the region. Matakana is a unique place to visit or stay.
A special place that everyone loves.
MATAKANA FARMERS’ MARKET
THE SATURDAY MATAKANA FARMERS’ MARKET is a 'must visit' destination. A showcase of artisans, growers and farmers in the Matakana region who have a passion for what they do and produce.
Choose from luscious fresh produce like fruit, vegetables, delicious artisan baking, Italian sausages, organic chocolate, flowers, fine wines, olive oil and the all important freshly brewed morning coffee with locally roasted beans; all with a live musical accompaniment. Nestled on the banks of the picturesque Matakana River, the Farmers’ Market is a unique experience everyone loves.
JUST UP THE ROAD
MATAKANA VILLAGE IS JUST AN EASY 45 MINUTE DRIVE NORTH FROM AUCKLAND CITY. The majority of the trip is on the northern motorway, then a short journey on state highway 1 through picturesque countryside until you turn off at Warkworth and enter the Matakana Wine Region.