Archive for December, 2009

– a new luxury boutique lodge set above Pakiri Beach’s pristine white sand and winner of a gold award for Auckland region’s “House of the Year” for homes over $1 million. The lodge is owned and operated by catering supremo Rae Ah Chee and Fruitworld director Billy Chong and his wife Evelyn. It is beautifully […]

1920’s restored bungalow is the beautiful setting for delicious home baked food. Even though a “tea house” they serve coffee, but no espresso machine. The ambience and food makes up for the lack of strong coffee! Brookview Teahouse sits above the river in Matakana village, in a setting of gardens and lawn, pergolas and water features.  […]

Black Dog Café


– has a tasty range of cabinet food. Eat in or great to take on a picnic. Black Dog Coffee and Country Kitchen is arguably the most popular cafe in the area. Warm and inviting, the Black Dog stylishly mixes its modern urban surrounds to the warmth and charm of the country setting; boasting great […]

Bach Surf Shop


– extensive selection of New Zealand surf labels. The best place to stop by in Matakana to shop before you hit the fantastic local beaches. Brands available include: Billabong , Quicksilver,  Rip Curl, Rusty, O’Neill, Sanuk, Element, Sector 9, Hectic, Sea Folly, Von Zipper, Electric, Dragon, Huffer, Havaianas, Moneyshot. The bach surf shop is situated […]

Heavenly Soles


boutique shoe shop stocking a wide range of shoes and fashion accessories including bags, belts and jewellery in amazing colours. Heavenly Soles is Matakana’s new boutique shoe shop. Heavenly Soles stocks a wide range of shoes and fashion accessories including bags, belts and jewellery. Kerry has searched New Zealand and overseas to find wonderful designs […]

De Lovely


good selection of NZ labels. Dé Lovely offers a relaxed shopping experience for browsing and selecting garments and accessories personally sculptured by friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff members who avoid clothing cloning and conformity. Marie Jones, the owner operator has selected a range of clothing, accessories and jewellery from local designers that possess a day/ […]



Accessories, jewellery, designer night-wear, perfumes and gorgeous gifts capturing the beauty of the rose. Damask Matakana presents a truly unique retail experience. Being themed around the Rose flower, it offers quality gifts and accessories with a difference. Damask not only celebrates the beautiful imagery of the Rose in artisan jewellery, designer night-wear and fine china; […]