Only an hour north of Auckland city and close to a myriad of stunning east coast beaches, Matakana is a popular getaway spot for locals and visitors alike. Matakana is foodie heaven - if you enjoy home-grown delicacies and award-winning wine then look no further.
From the cascading cherry blossoms of spring to the riches of autumn leaves, you’ll find something to savour in every season. Just 45 minutes from the Auckland Harbour Bridge, yet a world away – there’s so much to love in Matakana.
With many delightful vineyards, cafes & restaurants featuring local food and wine, dining out is an adventure in itself. Or you may want an invigorating coastal or bush walk and a picnic at one of our four Regional Parks. Within the Matakana Coast area's relaxing rural setting you’ll also discover Warkworth, a thriving riverside town as well as numerous other villages each with their own distinctive character.
The development of Matakana is a fairly recent phenomenon. This once rural village with only a few services is now the home of a boutique cinema complex, a range of sophisticated shops and galleries, a wonderful new children's playground, purpose-built Farmer's Market, iconic public toilets,......and so much more.
A lovely family area, Matakana has a range of water and land activities for all ages. Yachties and bach owners have enjoyed the pleasures of our area for years. The secret's out, you should come and see for yourself.