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Guest suite in Matakana
Room Number Two
Beautiful boutique studio accomodation minutes from the village. Room Number Two is a private guest suite and en-suite. It has gorgeous sun and relaxing views overlooking lush green countryside. We provide tea, coffee and muesli. There is a small fridge to keep your market goodies chilled. You’ll have your own private access, car park, a lovely bathroom, SkyTV and WIFI. You’ll also have your own seated outside area which catches the late afternoon sun, this is a lovely place to relax and unwind.
$105 per night
Guest suite in Matakana
The Little Guest House, Matakana
The little guest house is warm, clean and sunny. Enjoy the comfy queen bed and fresh cotton linens. Set in a convenient location to enjoy all that Matakana and it’s surrounds has to offer, with easy parking and access. Wake up to birdsong and listen to the Tui's during the day. Tea, coffee, milk, cereal, yoghurt, fruit and a small bar fridge are provided. Less than 5 minutes walk to the center of beautiful Matakana Village.
$83 per night
Farm stay in Matakana
Rosewood Garden Retreat Matakana
Hello welcome to our fabulous self contained studio located on a secluded rural property halfway between Matakana and Warkworth. Quiet and relaxing with an abundance of bird life. 7 min drive to Warkworth or Matakana. Offers short term or longer term accommodation options. Unlimited broadband. Lots of local knowledge. Clean, bright and cozy. Book your stay today!
$76 per night

Stay near Matakana's top sights

Matakana Village Farmers' Market154 locals recommend
Sculptureum52 locals recommend
Matakana Village Pub28 locals recommend
Matakana Country Park28 locals recommend
Matakana Market Kitchen43 locals recommend
Charlies Gelato31 locals recommend

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Sip + Shop Townhouse in the heart of Matakana
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Apartment in Matakana
Matakana Sheds - Shed 4
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Guest suite in Matakana
Studio @ 66 (66D Matakana Valley Road, Matakana)
$93 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Matakana

Total rentals

80 properties

Wifi availability

70 properties include access to wifi

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

30 properties have a dedicated workspace

Family-friendly rentals

40 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

4.4K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$60 before taxes and fees

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.

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.

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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