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“Nice but pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Matakana Village

Matakana Village
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$203.19*
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Matakana and Country Tour from Auckland
Ranked #19 of 264 things to do in Auckland
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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.
New Zealand
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62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice but pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

Upmarket, but lovely people. VERY busy on market days.

Visited December 2011
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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164 reviews
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“Crowds but fun.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

Saturday Matakana Market is a fun outing for visitors. There are great shops, galleries and restaurants.

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warkworth
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56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Matakana Village”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

trendy little village 100km north of Auckland. Worth a visit especially Saturday morning when they have a market. Have a wonderful boutique cinema complex and each one done out in New Zealand theme.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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149 reviews
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“Seems to have lost its lustre.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

The village has a few shops that have come and gone and things seem very overpriced in the stores that are left there! Doesn't appear to have the atmosphere it once had.

Visited November 2011
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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110 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“Delightful Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

Three of us made the drive from Auckland CBD to Matakana Village on Saturday to go to the Farmer's Market. It was awesome! There were so many gorgeous vegetables, oils, mustards, flowers and hand-crafted items it felt like we were back in the Napa Valley wine country. A quick jaunt to Morris & James pottery for lunch a browsing completed the date. It's a short, east drive and a very relaxing day. Just remember to bring cash - the single ATM machine had a line around the block!

Visited October 2011
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