Matakana Village

Matakana Village

Matakana Village
4.5
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney, Australia47,294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cute boutique village
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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111shiwa
111shiwa
Auckland, New Zealand31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Village atmosphere
June 2020
We were there during the week so didn't experience the markets which I am told are great. We did admire the permanent setup for them which we would love to have in our own town. Someone has put a lot of money and forethought in here. Loved the movie theatres, shops and cafes all in the same place.
Written 20 June 2020
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chris r
chris r
Melbourne, Australia22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Good eating, but make sure it is a market day.
Dec 2019
We went to Matakana Village on New Years day after reading a lot of reviews. We were slightly disappointed in the number of "art and crafts" stores. A gallery, and a coupe of boutiques do not make for a lengthy visit, other than for a nice walk and pleasant choice of restaurants. If you do go make sure it is market day, plenty of people said it was a different place.
Written 11 January 2020
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Acineto
Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand23,214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lunch Stop
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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owlesey
owlesey
Rolleston, New Zealand955 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Boutique shopping
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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Treacl
Treacl
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Rude stall owners
Nov 2013
We are on a long weekend from Taranaki with our two young children and thought it would be nice to visit a farmers market. Being from the UK we have spent many days visiting French markets and thought it would be nice to try and re create this experience for the children ..However .. The very first stall we went to , we were treated with the upmost snobbery that I have never seen in NZ.. Two old women who were selling salami . You would think that we were asking for gold dust by asking to sample their wares ..when my 9 year old daughter asked to try a piece, the nasty women scowled " no , she's already had some " .. Then had the audacity to turn to the other women and say in a loud voice " they won't buy anything .." I was totally flabbergasted !! Why go to all the trouble of making a stall , dressing up in what can only be described as hideous circus girls with their rose decorated hats , and then proceed to be cruel to an innocent child ? Life is obviously hard for these two sad women , when you can't afford to give away a piece of salami on a cocktail stick , in order to make a sale ? id advise you to give it up . By the way , if anyone wants to visit a farmers market , id suggest you seek out some real farmers .. Not someone pretending to be a farmer with an attitude of some stuck up old women with more money than sense and nothing better to do on a sat morning. The only decent thing about this place was the olive oil stand ( the lady was so lovely , and incidentally we spent $75 with her) and the fantastic band.. The rest ?? Total snobbery ..
Written 16 November 2013
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Donna T
Donna T
Auckland, New Zealand431 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Must stop
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
owlesey
Rolleston, New Zealand955 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hard to find parking
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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Sandra D
Sandra D
Wellington, New Zealand2,213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly staff
Oct 2020 • Friends
Matakana village is a cute little village with friendly staff in the cafes and other shops . The chocolate shop down the ramp from the road is a must to visit . The smell is amazingly.
Written 12 October 2020
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Joy S
Joy S
Melbourne, Australia53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely restaurant
Mar 2020
Went for Sunday lunch, menu extensive, staff efficient and great setting by the creek. We had salads & mince with toast & eggs.
Written 3 March 2020
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