Matakana is a place that caters for every type of visitor, from the foodie, to the adventurer, to those who want to relax and unwind.

Gallop on horseback through tracks of pristine native bush and along sandy beaches. Spy on schools of blue mao mao and giant snapper from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat, or pick up your snorkel and join them! Play 18 holes on a superb championship golf course, or grab your fishing rod and head for the rocks.

There are numerous local activities to partake in, including:

  • Matakana Farmers’ Market and Country Park Market on Saturdays
  • Several golf courses, from local country courses to international standard
  • Tennis courts
  • Bush, beach and hill-range walking treks
  • Surfing at the fabulous Pakiri and Tawharanui beaches
  • Family safe beaches
  • Artists in Residence
  • Fishing, including chartered deep sea fishing
  • Vineyard and wine tours, including the Matakana Coast Wine Trail
  • Goat Island Marine Reserve, which also offers diving and/or a day on the glass bottom boats
  • Several cottage industries offering local produce and products
  • Visits and tours of local and organic farms
  • Farm and Kauri Parks and Museums
  • Excellent choice of quality cafes, restaurants and bars
  • Famous Mail Boat cruises to Kawau Island and Mansion House
  • Kayaking and canoeing at Puhoi
  • Morris and James Pottery (
  • Horse riding at beautiful Pakiri Beach

Please contact us if you would like any further information on local activities, or speak with our manager Joanne during your stay.