We are also nearby Matakana, its fabulous cinemas, farmers market and village shopping.
Settled in 1842 Matakana developed into a small rural town servicing the farms, produce gardens and orchards that flourished in the surrounding area. City folk would travel up the coast and navigate the tidal river to deliver supplies and return with fresh produce and timber from the historic riverside mill.
Matakana Village | Matakana Cinemas
The Saturday Farmers Market in the village is a great way to meet the locals, and you can stock up on farm fresh eggs, Puhoi cheeses, tasty jams and relishes and a range of local arts and crafts. Try the spiced hot chocolate and freshly baked Danishes, sample the fine wines and boutique olive oils or sip on a glass of the locally-brewed beer.
Craft lovers can visit the local art studios and galleries or shop for a souvenir at the local pottery. The pottery is famous for its colourful hand painted ceramics and you can enjoy lunch at the courtyard cafe. Matakana is also handy to beautiful Tawharanui Regional Park, the pristine surf beach at Pakiri, the marine reserve at Goat Island, near Leigh, and peaceful Kawau Island with its bushwalks, secluded bays and historic mansion house.
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