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Matakana Village

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“farmers market”(65 reviews)
“book shop”(9 reviews)
There’s something about Matakana Village… Perhaps it’s the fresh country air, the artisanal food and award-winning wine, or the stylish boutiques and galleries you simply won’t find in the city. Whether you’re catching up with friends in one of our...more
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2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, Auckland 0986, New Zealand
+64 21 790 060
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All reviews farmers market book shop weekend market boutique shops food stalls nice village craft shops great saturday market public toilets lovely place to visit great range the main street art gallery matamata cinema florist auckland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A bus load of women attended this and had a great time. The markets have great food and is very busy. Visit the Co operative dairy and the church, nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nzbc2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice village for an escape. Is good for a weekend escape when we do not want to travel too far, Saturday market was a great start, and then all winery. We travel to the market and have some lunch, and went to Scupturium and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jadorenz
Reviewed 12 February 2019

We spent a morning here on our way back from the Bay of Islands. It was too short, its a charming village and we have committed to coming back on a weekend when it has farmers markets based on our discussions with the locals.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yazBoston
Reviewed 23 January 2019

Stunning views of mountains and sea...lovely drives in and around the town with many places to stop and take photos. Well worth the trip from the city

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phloxylady2
Reviewed 20 January 2019

Excellent selection of locally grown & produced produce & products e.g fruit & veges, cheeses, breads, plants. Great community atmosphere. Selection of cafes. Suggest parking down a side street as traffic & parking on main thoroughfare can be congested.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kumquat712
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Nice setting. Some lovely shops. The market is ok, but I certainly wouldn’t travel from afar to visit it. There are many better makers in Auckland. Friendly village atmosphere.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tabatha1998
Reviewed 9 January 2019

This is a quaint little village with boutique style shops and a lovely boutique cinema. Food places are excellent for lunch, dinner or refreshement. Exceedingly busy on Saturdays because of markets so expect delays. Well worth a meander around this heavenly place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 708heatherb
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Excellent Saturday market with food stalls. The dumpling and rice paper roll stalls are worth trying. Plenty of fresh produce to buy direct from farmers. Take some cooler bags to store your produce. Make sure you check out the chocolate shop in the village square...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lindaxbarron
Reviewed 22 December 2018

We stayed over at the Matakana motel which is only a stone throw away. We visited the market at around 830am, at a time where mostly the locals are the patronage of the market. As time goes by, human traffic build up, mostly are visitors....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ChristopherTraveller
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

This is a pretty, very small upmarket village worth a short stop for a potter around the few shops and deli and / or a refreshment or bite to eat. There is also a little cinema. A good permanent set up for the Saturday farmers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lynette H
25 April 2018|
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Response from mollieb284 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lynette. No you wont be able to. I was in Matakana and Goat Island Christmas 2017. Even the larger grocer stores in Auckland are not open on Xmas Day so make sure you are well and truly stocked for both the 25th and 26th... More
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Response from Anthony C | Reviewed this property |
Nobody has mentioned the cinema. They have shows on in the various theatres/screenings about 4 or 5 all showing different films at different screening times, the seats are the most comfortable I have ever sat in you can get... More