Posts Tagged ‘Matakana Village’

Less than an hour north of Auckland, the village has an interesting selection of clothing and gift shops, good cafes and an amazing Saturday morning and mid-week twilight market [now in hibernation until next summer]. Just north of the Northern Gateway Tunnels, and home of the famous Matakana Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday from 8am until […]


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

20Dec09

– 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

17Dec09

– 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 […]


De Lovely

15Dec09

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/ […]


Less than an hour north of Auckland, the village has an interesting selection of clothing and gift shops, good cafes and an amazing Saturday morning and mid-week twilight market. The freshly smoked chicken breasts are a treat. http://www.matakanavillage.co.nz DIRECTIONS… Close enough to visit, far enough to stay Just north of the Twin Tunnels! See our […]