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“Matakana”
Review of Matakana Village

Matakana Village
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US$194.55*
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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.
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Matakana”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Well, the only reason we go to Warkworth and Matakana is to see friends. But if doing a vineyard tour it is a worthwhile visit, and there are some nice east coast beaches in the area.

Visited April 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not worth the drive.”
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We went for the market which I was lead to believe was quite large but found it to be very small compared to many other craft markets.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
360 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Quaint little village, interesting shops.”
Reviewed 13 April 2013

We took a break for lunch here as part of a tour. The shops were appealing, and I would have liked to attend the farmers' market.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Joan A
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hamilton
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“fabulous”
Reviewed 12 April 2013

The village is a lovely place to visit and shop - the shops are great as are the restaurants. It is has different shops and the shop keepers are really helpful and friendly. The markets each Saturday are excellent

Visited November 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely little village”
Reviewed 12 April 2013

A pretty little village with a farmers market that is friendly and has local delicacies. The atmosphere is that of a family event where almost everybody seems to know everybody else.

Visited December 2012
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