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“Matakana village”
Review of Matakana Village

Matakana Village
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$194.63*
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Matakana and Country Tour from Auckland
Ranked #18 of 271 things to do in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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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, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Matakana village”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

A great place for a day trip or a weekend away. Matakana village is a lovely friendly place with lots of little cafes and shops. It has two markets on Saturdays - one fantastic farmer's market as well as a smaller craft market. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited February 2012
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Auckland
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yum Yum!”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

Gorgeous shops, delicious food, and the markets are something special!

Visited January 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“A bit different.”
Reviewed May 4, 2012

We enjoyed taking our visitors there but had a difficult time finding a place to eat. It was during the week though. There is a stream at the back of the shops and a lovely walk along to a waterfall. The grandchildren had a great time exploring. I have visited the markets on a week-end and they are worth a visit in itself.

Visited April 2012
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ex-UK now of Auckland
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A scenic experience”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

An hours drive from our home in Auckland took us to the village of Matakana. On a warm sunny Sunday afternoon, we strolled around the small village, had tea and cakes at the Tea Rooms and finished with a nice ice cream. The drive there was lovely, the Matakana area is full of interesting places to visit. Give it a try.

Visited March 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Pretty little village if a bit commercial”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

Easy drive out of Auckland, as long as it is not a long weekend in which case the Warkworth intersection will be appalling. Matakana is a pretty village with coffee shops and bars as well as access to lovely beaches. The farmer's market is a lovely experience if one tailored to the wealthy Aucklanders up for the weekend at the bach.

Visited March 2012
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