Things to do in Matakana

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Things to Do in Matakana


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  • Carol R
    Havelock North, New Zealand2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing place. Pristine and something for everyone. We are 70 ish and took a 17 year old granddaughter. The 6 indoor galleries plus the outdoor and gardens were fantastic. Everything is so clean and every form of art you could imagine. This is a huge complex so allow some time. Easy to find, plenty of parking. Umbrellas provided if you are outdoors and it rains.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • Lenny H
    Auckland, New Zealand797 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful bookshop - the old-fashioned type. A mixture of boutiques, none of them cheap! Very nice setting, next to the river.
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • AlbertaJack007
    Tequila, Mexico97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This vineyard restaurant had the absolute best burger I have had in New Zealand. Great food, staff, facility, and excellent wines. Worth the stop.
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • Mr Eats
    Auckland Central, New Zealand76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great morning out with the family- cool markets - tasty food! Good vibes - kids playground is a bit tired and needs some love but was still enjoyed.

    Food truck food was good but expensive for what you got -$10 for a mussel fritter is wild - doughnuts and baked goods were excellent 👌🏽
    Written 9 October 2022
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  • Nifty2013
    Auckland, New Zealand150 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a wonderful lunch here today- a shared platter and some wine from their cellars. As always, everything was delicious and well-presented, the staff were friendly and attentive, and the grounds around were tended with obvious care making our afternoon a most enjoyable one! Well worth the hours drive from Auckland.
    Written 26 August 2017
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  • Gerald P
    42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lunch in passing. Great platter, lovely wine, intimate setting with great scenery. Relaxed service. Perfect on a sunny summer afternoon.
    Written 20 December 2022
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  • Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
    Sydney, Australia47,396 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If visiting Matakana village on the weekend then visiting the farmers village is certainly worth the time to explore. It’s mostly houses food stalls selling local products. Parking can be problematic.
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • TURNERO
    Napier, New Zealand42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have visited this memorial quite a few times over the years. Quite small but always well kept. A quiet place for reflection. Couldn’t get to the memorial his time around due to covid19, but will return here once the pandemic is all over. Lest we forget.
    Written 26 April 2020
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  • Neville J
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautifully presented Gothic style church set in park like surroundings.
    The building dates from 1896 when it was built in Matakana village. It was transferred to the Country Park in 2007 and has been the venue for more than 300 weddings since that date.
    The building is managed and maintained by The St Andrews Matakana Trust.
    Written 29 August 2023
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  • G H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite, peaceful and beautiful. Easy walk, and the reward at the end was a nice coffee in Matakana, e we totally love it 🥰
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • john d
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Creative Pottery at its best!! Each time we visit N.Z. We try to take a little piece,back to Australia.
    Once again we weren't disappointed. How talented are these people???
    Very !
    Stop for a coffee, it's great.
    Written 29 June 2023
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