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“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Matakana Village

Matakana Village
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US$202.09*
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Matakana and Country Tour from Auckland
Ranked #23 of 264 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.
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

The Saturday Food Market was an absolute buzz with so much produce, food delights (we bought salami, Swiss chocolate, German sausages, chinese noodles to name a few)

A walk to the cafe by the river where they treated us to some very fine Cuisine was amazing. We also went to the Blueberry store just at the entrance to the Matakana Picture theatre. The blueberry ice creams were delicious.

Enjoyed the village atmosphere

Visited January 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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158 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great little market”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

We visited the Matakana marketon a sunny afternoon. What a great little spot. Everything from organic drinks and creams to water buffalo cheese and burgers. Loads of things to taste, see and look at. Its worth a little wander through just to taste if nothing else.

Visited January 2012
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northland
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140 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“love this place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

nice cafes , and craft shops, just what the doctor ordered. Off the beaten track but great drive out here and so much else to see and do

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Auckland New Zealand
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90 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Farmers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

Lovely little village. Wonderful farmers markets on Saturday(?? check this - maybe Sunday),

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Auckland, New Zealand
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“pleasant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

The village itself is somewhat over rated in my view, but the general area and coastal scenery is superb

Visited January 2012
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