Welcome to Matakana
Don't worry about the weather - Matakana is 'Going Off!!'
Less than an hour from Auckland city you will find one of New Zealand’s most picturesque destinations. The Matakana Coast area offers everything: from wonderful beaches and water sports, unique & relaxed shopping, to award winning vineyards and eateries.To make your stay even more memorable, there's a great array of accommodation options too...
If you are visiting the Matakana Coast and need some local knowledge you will find the Matakana Information Centre in the foyer of the Matakana Cinema Complex. Open for information from 9am till late, our desk is also manned every day of the week between the hours of 10am - 1pm, where you will find friendly local volunteers ready to help you with any enquiry.
Need to know about local events? Visit us at the Information Centre to check out our whiteboards, or visit us on Facebook. And if you have a local event coming up, please let us know about it.
With many delightful vineyards, cafes & restaurants featuring local food and wine, dining out is an adventure in itself. Or you may want an invigorating coastal or bush walk and a picnic at one of our four Regional Parks. Within the Matakana Coast area's relaxing rural setting you’ll also discover Warkworth, a thriving riverside town as well as numerous villages each with their own distinctive character.
The development of Matakana is a fairly recent phenomenon. This once rural village with only a few services is now the home of a boutique cinema complex, a range of sophisticated shops and galleries, a wonderful new children's playground, a purpose-built Farmer's Market, iconic public toilets,......and more.
A lovely family area, Matakana has a range of water and land activities for all ages. Yachties and bach owners have enjoyed the pleasures of our area for years. The secret's out –you should come and see for yourself.
Matakana- less than one hour from Auckland, but a world away!!