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Address: 2 Matakana Valley Road | Matakana, Auckland 0986, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 21959929
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Description: Matakana Village and Matakana Farmers Market, one hour from Auckland...
Matakana Village and Matakana Farmers Market, one hour from Auckland. Close enough to visit, far enough to stay. On Saturday the vibrant farmers market is a focal point for the community and its growers to meet. Produce fills the stalls - fruit and vegetables, delicious home-baking and Italian-style sausages, divine organic chocolate, fine wines and boutique olive oils, locally-brewed beer, cafes and live music. Matakana is a unique mix. Rainbow Valley Farm is a world-famous model for permaculture. You'll find a riverside gallery next to the new cinemas, the best in contemporary literature just over the road from teahouse or cafe.
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Always a delight

Been to Matakana a number of times and always enjoy it. The whitebait fritters are my fave. There is a good varity of stores from your usual craft stalls to boutique shops, food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Been to Matakana a number of times and always enjoy it. The whitebait fritters are my fave. There is a good varity of stores from your usual craft stalls to boutique shops, food to die for and atmosphere brimming with happiness! Great way to spend the day with family or friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have visited Matakana Markets several times and always have a marvelous day traversing the stalls, sampling the local cuisine. Whether its Olive Oil, local breads, cottage brewed beer, or you simply want to eat, then Matakana never fails to hit the spot. The mussel fritters are a must. More coffee vendors would be good however.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Our first visit of the Matakana farmers' market and and here are my RAVES 1. a range of stalls of fresh country produce 2. cheeses, jams. artisan bread, nougat etc etc etc 3. a diversity of stalls of not so country produce.- arts and crafts, shells, wood works 4. food, glorious food 5. beverages, wine, coffee 6 crafts 7. live... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Located right in the little village of Matakana, the market is 9a to 2p on Saturday. Parking can be a bit of challenge. There is a sort of side market just next to it which has some interesting things too. Staying at a holiday home, we did our fresh shopping there on four different Saturdays. The market is severely split... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was blown away by Matakana Market's charm and food options. I only visited the food area, not the crafts section, but I was so smitten by all the delicious pastries, cheese, good coffee, fresh produce, international cuisine, and fresh oysters. I even tried my first NZ staple/comfort food: whitebait fritter. Live music was playing, as well as nice seating... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

What a wonderful way to spend the morning. Its quaint with lots of stalls selling fresh vegetables & produce. Lots of stall to buy food & drinks from. Lots to see whilst meandering through the Village - great day trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Traveling in New Zealand is Best by Road.... Do not Miss doing that ...otherwise you will miss the serenity of an Awesome Country and its Natural Views. This Trip happened because of my Brother... to whom I owe one.. Cheers Bro.. The Farmers market was very good neat Clean that's the NZ Moto... from there we went to all the... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Farmers Market has an excellent range of stalls and plenty of choice for ready to eat. Great boutique shopping. Hideous finding a car park but that reflects how great it is.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Matakana village and winery. One of the best place we love to visit during long weekends. The farmers market is simply superb. We can buy local produce, Wines, designer clothes, exotic cuisine etc.. Must visit!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great lil place to wander around. Food fes/restaurants /souveniors/luvly movie theatre even cheaper than Auck! Wineries/oyster warehouse/horse arena/art gallery/kiddies play area/train rides/pub along road 5mins plus the water nearby...wot more cd u want?!

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