New Zealand Woman’s Weekly

An insider’s guide to... Matakana


BEST COFFEE: Ringawera at Morris & James does an excellent flat white and really good pastries.


Charlie’s Gelato, where you can enjoy one of 40 flavours of handcrafte­d gelato or sorbet out in the garden and vineyard.

BEST PEOPLE WATCHING: An outdoor table at Matakana Market Kitchen – it’s also good for duck watching. WHEN TO GO: While summer is best, there are things to enjoy all year round. On rainy days, catch a movie at the boutique Matakana Cinema.

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