This charming village has become a hot destination, the bussing base for a region of top artisan producers, popular cellar doors and pristine beaches.

Long-term planning has made Matakana township welcoming and upmarket, while retaining its village like charm. Matakana is a perfect day trip for Aucklanders but there is a wide choice of quality accommodation on offer and plenty to do to fill a weekend or more. It’s no wonder so many Aucklanders use Matakana as their favourite retreat.

Claudia Schenz offers beauty treatments and accommodation overlooking vines. Breakfasts include local seasonal produce.

NZ Wine Country – edition 2011 Matakana