Things to do in Matakana

Top Things to Do in Matakana

Things to Do in Matakana

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  • chandsajeshni
    1 contribution
    It was an amazing experience. There was a lot to see. There were very interesting art and sculptures to see. It was surprising to see our objects could be recycled and transformed into a spectacular art piece.
    Written 17 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Donna T
    Auckland, New Zealand301 contributions
    Cute little village. You must stop if passing. Some nice shops and a few restaurants/cafes. Parking can be a bit hard to find, but then again just park a bit further away and have a nice stroll.
    Written 25 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • jacquitohc
    Auckland Central, New Zealand511 contributions
    Matakana Markets: great snack/munchies venue - breakfast/brunch heaven. I have gait/walking challenges (stroke); I wear a legbrace. A crush of patrons, live music was heard following us. Flowers, food stalls, olive oils, Dutch produce, bakery, deli treats, fresh mozzarella, even bags, crafts & gluten-free pies, and more... Drooling French pastries, we finished them and queued again for some to take home. Delicious food, wares to take home or gifts; wandered through the charming township, found some more product-browsing; brilliant day out.
    Written 29 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • adwpjw
    Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
    The main restaurant has a great menu, great prices and two roaring fires in winter. There is also the added option of Tapas at the Smith Bar. Smiths has great pizza and great weekly specials. Highly recommended.
    Written 17 March 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Nifty2013
    Auckland, New Zealand149 contributions
    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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • TURNERO
    Napier, New Zealand42 contributions
    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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Cher P
    19 contributions
    Matakana Estate is a must visit if in the area and you appreciate a variety of locally made wines. The staff are friendly helpful and very knowledgeable. These fine wines are delicious . Weather was shocking but the ambience was lovely . Seven ladies staff ! thanks so much for making our day memorable
    Written 18 July 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Linda M
    Auckland Central, New Zealand90 contributions
    I visited Omaha Bay Vineyard for the first time on Saturday. The weather was bad when we first left Auckland but, by the time we arrived at OBV, the sun was shining. The view alone is worth the visit! However, the wines were also worth the time taken to get there. I enjoyed the Flora - tasted like a cross between a riesling and a pinot gris. Lovely : ) We didn't eat there but the service was very good. The gentleman on duty was welcoming and knowledgeable. I will certainly go again.
    Written 5 February 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • G H
    3 contributions
    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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Nighteyes
    4 contributions
    Just wow, Ness is such a lovely person to meet and very passionate to share her love for the kiwi and other birds in the sanctuary. Lovely nz Milo and yummy gf bickie to make the whole experience just perfect
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Samuel Würzinger
    1 contribution
    I had a lot of fun snorkeling even though the water was pretty cold. The teacher was nice and helpfull, the information and tips provided were interesting. I can definetly recommend Saltwater Eco to everyone who wants to snorkel and learn a bit about nature.
    Written 16 November 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Jess L
    3 contributions
    incredibly fun controlled and reassuring instructor- super flexible management team! (Had to change my booking 3 times- Nina was an absolute Gem!)
    Written 19 February 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • jacquitohc
    Auckland Central, New Zealand511 contributions
    In Matakana for the afternoon, popped into Morris & James pottery - a cafe as well, full of colourful pots of all descriptions, ornaments, wall hanging and more. I have gait/walking challenges (stroke); I wear a legbrace. Lovely pottery, art & wall hangings in a cavernous interior space and pleasant exterior. Coupled with the cafe, gifting or homewares – nice day out & shopping as well.
    Written 30 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Lisa F
    4 contributions
    What a great way to spend the afternoon, cruising down the Matakana River. We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise, particularly the commentary by Phil our skipper. Would highly recommend the cruise. Will look forward to doing the return sandspit by kayak trip.
    Written 23 May 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Rebekah
    1 contribution
    We had a work leadership retreat in Matakana and Tracey from The Concierge Passenger Service organised a tour for our team bonding afternoon/evening. Would 100% recommend using this service as everything went seamlessly!
    Written 17 March 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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