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Matakana Village, Auckland

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Stop by Matakana Village on a Saturday for the bustling farmers' market. Make sure to go with an empty stomach, as the market offers a cornucopia of local produce and treats guaranteed to make your mouth water. On other days of the week, the village draws visitors with its boutique shops, galleries, restaurants, wine bars, and a state-of-the-art theater complex showing a mix of art-house, family, and blockbuster films. Put Matakana Village into our Auckland itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Auckland.
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  • Cute little village with a nice Center. We were there on a weekday, so it's probably a lot more fun if there on the weekend the ' farmers market '.
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  • we visited on a winter sunday and found it hard to find somewhere to park, can't imagine summer. lots of nice but expensive shops. must say, the usual friendly Kiwi was not in evidence, except in our ...  read more »
  • Great village, great market- good pottery-Morris and James. worthwhile going out and about.Take your time and look at Warkworth on the way 
  • This is my home village where I go for shopping and socializing. My favourite part of the village is the free stall, run by friend Delwyn Sharp who is a singular recyclist. She gathers things that people don't want and makes them available to people who need them. Her parents owned the land where the Morris and James pottery now exists and she lives in a house built for the Dairy Factory. Matakana has a vibrant and interesting history underneath the flash and dazzle most people see when they visit the market. Delwyn is a generous free spirit and she is a reminder of the old Matakana I'd hate to see go forever.
  • Great market and has a good atmosphere especially with live music. Nice selection of food - even oysters ! A great morning out.
  • Good coffee and bacon, live music, European markets
  • Nice upmarket place with a laid back feel. Sort of similar to Waiheke Island with lots of opportunities to taste wine. Check out the local cinema complex and inside you can taste wine from around the region.
  • Lovely place to stay at. Lots of things to do! Go for a quick drive and see the "honesty boxes" on the side of the road. The Sunday market is a must see too
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