15 August 2018 | Written by Lydia Twohill

Save The Date – The Matakana Oyster & Wine Festival

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Prepare your palettes…

If you’re an avid foodie and love a quality drop of wine, you’re not going to want to miss this tasty little festival heading to Matakana. The Matakana Oyster and Wine Festival is set to take place on Sunday 7th October, and promises (oyster lover or not) to be a day full of delights! Expect delicious local food, some of New Zealand’s best wine, live music, shucking competitions, cooking demos, and even face painting and crafts for the kids. We couldn’t think fo a better area to hold this event than the charming Matakana Village. Why not grab your friends and family, and make for a weekend getaway… the world is your oyster!

After indulging in all you can eat plump little oysters, return to your lovely Matakana holiday home and unwind with your group. Enjoy all that the area has to offer from the famed Matakana Village Farmers Market held every Saturday from 8am-1pm (think whitebait fritters, fresh coffee, bacon butties, crepes, wholesome local produce and more!). Omaha and Tawharanui surf beaches for a dose of serenity, and the gorgeous boutique Matakana Cinemas which are perfect after a day of exploring.

We’re excited, we hope you are too!

Where: Matakana Country Park

When: Sunday 7th October, 10am-4pm

Details: Get more info and tickets here! 

matakana oyster festival

Photo Credit: Matakana Oyster and Wine Festival

Let’s Go… Here are a few of our favourite holiday homes in the area

Matakana Magic, Matakana

oyster festival accommodation

4 People | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $360

Matakana Magic enjoys an elevated position to capture the tranquil rural views. This modern home includes everything you need for a refreshing escape, and is located just a 5 minute walk from the village! Make the most of the seamless indoor / outdoor flow – either unwind indoors and gaze at the peaceful scenery, cook something special to enjoy on the spacious deck, or soak in the spa for ultimate relaxation.

Step Inside Matakana Magic 

The Outlook, Leigh Accommodation

accommodation for matakana oyster festival

8+6 People | 5+2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $750

Set on 13 acres of native woodland, with a private walking track for exploring, this is the ideal escape from the city hustle and bustle. Unwind with a glass of beautiful New Zealand wine by the luxurious swimming pool and spa.

Step Inside The Outlook

Saltings Estate Vineyard, Matakana Coast

where to stay for the oyster festival

4 People | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $325

Nestled on a working vineyard with superb ocean views, this property is perfect for a friends or couples getaway! You will find everything you need to unwind and relax at Saltings Vineyard; from the clawfoot bathtub, beautiful classic furnishings, and numerous decks and balconies.

Step Inside Saltings Estate Vineyard

Over to you…

Let us know of your favourite Matakana activities in the comments below!

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