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“Boutique & Bohemia by the beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Matakana Village

Matakana Village
2 Matakana Valley Road | Matakana, Auckland 0986, New Zealand
64 21959929
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Ranked #26 of 88 Attractions in Auckland
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: 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.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Boutique & Bohemia by the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

45 mins drive north of Auckland, nestled among boutique vineyards and 10 mins from Omaha beach, matakana village is a great visit. Fab cafes, some unique shops and on Saturday there is a market. Market is overpriced upscale food mostly, but delivered in a rustic style, tastings of great chutneys and some local music to keep up the atmosphere. I go back all the time for the whitebait fritters. Simple but delicious. And the book shop is a treasure trove of titles for kids & adults with a comfy couch to chill & peruse.

Visited September 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Nice little village”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

1 hour drive from Auckland city. We stopped in puhoi first and looked around at the Sunday market and bought some puhoi honey from the market . Very friendly locals here.
The we carried on and stopped at the honey centre and saw how the bees were busy making honey..
It was a scenic drive to matakana village. Lots of little cafe by the river. Lovely setting you don't see in the city. This place is nice for a day visit for the weekend.

Visited October 2012
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“quaint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

really nice quaint village. can imagine it will be busy in peak holiday times. Nice place for craft/art shopping and brunch in the summertime.

Visited September 2012
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“Lunch at Matakana Saturday Markets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Great selection of food - we had the buffalo burger with both buffalo cheese and meat - awesome.We love going to the Matakana Cinemas it has a great old-fashioned feel.

Visited April 2012
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We took the Mataka Tour with Terry and it was great. The honey was excellent and the sheep shearing was amazing. Terry was so informative and made the tour even more enjoyable...a must do for those staying in Auckland!

Visited September 2012
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