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Home in Warkworth
Private, sunny house on river -indoor/outdoor flow
Peaceful retreat by the river in Warkworth, this stand alone house is located on the banks of the Mahurangi river. In the summer the property is soaked by all day sun. It is situated within easy walk of the village like atmosphere of Warkworth. Within 30 minutes drive are many beautiful locations to visit including Matakana, Omaha, Tawharanui, Goat Island, Matheson Bay and many more. Many interests are catered for including local Wineries, Beach days, Surfing, Horse Riding at Pakiri Beach.
$82 per night
Guesthouse in Matakana
Matakana By The River
Escape and relax at Matakana By The River, a new guesthouse that overlooks the Matakana River and is located behind the Matakana War Memorial. The property's iconic white gate leads to shops, cinema, bars, restaurants, cafes and the Saturday Farmer’s Market - all within short walking distance. Our internet has been temperamental of late (still awaiting fibre installation...). As such if you are requiring fast, reliable internet we cannot guarantee this.
$101 per night
Guest suite in Matakana
Studio @ 66 (66D Matakana Valley Road, Matakana)
66D is a brand new light cosy studio - relaxing and peaceful space! The studio is quiet and private, is attached to the main decor with a comfy queen size bed, fully stocked kitchenette, a private separate entrance and car park. Suitable for couples and individuals. Outside seating on deck, nice glass of wine...perfect! A pleasant 3 min stroll to cinemas, cafes, bar and markets and 45 min drive from Auckland CBD.
$91 per night

Stay near Matakana's top sights

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Sculptureum52 locals recommend
Photo of Matakana Village Farmers' Market
Matakana Village Farmers' Market156 locals recommend
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Matakana Village Pub28 locals recommend
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Matakana Market Kitchen44 locals recommend
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Matakana Country Park28 locals recommend
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Charlies Gelato31 locals recommend

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The Vicarage – Brand new, gorgeous private studio
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Serene bush cabins close to Matakana Coast
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Matatara Studio
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Guesthouse in Snells Beach
Braemar Cottage - new, peaceful, stunning views!
$80 per night
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Secluded sunny seaside Matakana Haven
$75 per night
Cottage in Matakana
Matakana Farm house, 2 min walk to Matakana
$190 per night
Home in Warkworth
Waterfall Lodge 2 Bedrooms
$286 per night
Guesthouse in Matakana
Matakana Escape - Short walk to Village Market
$149 per night

Your guide to Matakana

All About Matakana

Named after the Matakana River that flows through it, Matakana is a small town home to several vineyards and breweries, craft outlets, farmers markets, and country-side cafes, offering a glimpse into New Zealand’s rural life. The Matakana River snakes through the village, creating a serene setting for kayaking beside the lush river banks. If you follow the river to the coast, you’ll reach Kawau Bay, which is lined by Snells Beach to the west. Here you’ll find wide swaths of golden sand and shallow turquoise water, perfect for safe swimming. There is a long boardwalk where you can take a stroll or a bike ride and look out at views of Kawau Island. The island can be reached by ferry or water taxi and is home to the historical Mansion House, idyllic beaches, and peacocks and wallabies that can be spotted wandering around.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Matakana?

Matakana has four distinct seasons; however, note that since Matakana is in the southern hemisphere, summer is from December to February and winter is from June to August. One of the best times to book an accommodation in Matakana is during the summer, which offers pleasant weather with mild temperatures and little to no rainfall. The city organizes several events in the summer, including food and beer festivals and a Vibes in the Vineyard music festival.

Spring and autumn bring color to Matakana’s natural landscape. During spring, you’ll want to catch the cherry blossom blooms in Matakana Village, while in autumn, experience the changing fall foliage in Puhoi Village. These seasons also have cold spells, so you’ll want to pack layers if you visit Matakana during this time. Although Matakana receives more rain in the winter, the temperatures remain fairly mild, making it an enjoyable time to explore the hiking trails here.

What are the top things to do in Matakana?

Matakana Village Farmers Market

The riverside farmers market in Matakana Village is open Saturdays from the mornings through early afternoons. You’ll find fresh local produce here, as well as products made from ingredients sourced in the region such as honey, coffee, olive oil, and baked goods. There are also stalls serving up full meals, including burgers and brunch, and you’ll be able to sample some locally made cider and wine, as well. Live music performances happen every weekend and there is a playground for kids to explore. The market is zero-waste, so be sure to bring your own bags.

Matakana Wine Trail

Matakana is home to several vineyards that produce excellent wines made from locally grown grapes. Wine has been produced in this region since the 1950s, and traditionally it has been red wines, like merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and syrah that have flourished here, though some whites have also been produced with great success. Most of the varieties made here in Matakana are boutique, meaning they are made in very small quantities — this may be the only place you’ll get to try them.

Goat Island Marine Reserve

Head 20 minutes northeast of Matakana and take a ferry to Goat Island where you’ll find New Zealand’s first marine reserve. Once overfished, the area became a protected region in 1975 and since then has become a rich ecological area with over 1,000 species of marine life. You can dive or snorkel here to get a closer look at the creatures and plant life that make this island their home, and to explore the underwater cliffs and canyons where they live. Some of the gorgonian fans, lace coral, and sponges are hundreds of years old, so divers must be careful not to disturb them.

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