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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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Matakana Village is a gem. The Saturday market is full of life, fresh food, fresh tastes and has a buzz but the village is great at any time. The movie theatres are unique, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Matakana Village is a gem. The Saturday market is full of life, fresh food, fresh tastes and has a buzz but the village is great at any time. The movie theatres are unique, the bookshop is of highest quality and has a good range and the specialty shops always yield something one wants to buy. A must see/do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Even though people come from everywhere to the market on Saturday, it has a nice local feel to it. Usually music is playing and everyone is sitting and relaxing with food. Everything from green juices, fresh oysters, small plates and white bait fritters. Dogs not allowed in the 'market' area where half the food stores are. Although a dog-sitting service... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The townsfolk of Matakana have transformed what was a sleepy town off the beaten track into a tourist destination with opportunities for tourists to indulge in what the town itself has to offer or to use it as a base to then explore the wineries and other tourist attractions/eateries in the area. The falls can be visited by venturing through... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice market with some good food stalls, and a great stop off point when visiting the area. Interesting little shops as well as a cinema.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It is rarely disappointing to go to matakana and the village always has something to surprise and delight me

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The beaches are gorgeous, cycle trails, Bush walks - see the 800 year old Kauri tree, go surfing, fishing, snorkeling, diving, learn to paddle board, kite sure or just enjoy the beaches, wine trails, great food, coffee and refreshments.The farmers market is gorgeous, the local matakana pub is a must visit and try the local mahurangi oysters. There is so... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Matakana Village is just charming. Excellent weekend markets. Parking can be bit of a pain, but its worth the hassle. If you cant find what you want at the market, there's even a branch of gourmet food market Nosh on the main street. It has a clutch of cool restaurants and a cute movie theatre too. A great couple or... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Visited this farmers market on Waitangi weekend. The place was totally packed. Very busy. There are also lots of unique local offerings like cheese and beers

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

so much here to sample and buy and all given with a happy smile and local information if asked. Had one of the nicest bap's here, a BBQ'd green lip mussels and local smoky bacon with Hiropito sauce. Simple well worth the 80 mile drive. Nice setting, good music and very reasonable prices. we will be back

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

They have a Market Day on Saturday with everything to take your interest. We had a real fruit ice cream with strawberries and one on the top. YUM!! Organic Peanut Butter real roast. Hats and shoes and little thing of interest. Well worth a day out

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