Matakana vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Matakana

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Treehouse in Whangarei
Fairytale Treehouse
Please note that no additional Airbnb fees or cleaning fees are charged. This gorgeous house is built right in the boughs of the trees reconnecting you with tales like the Lord of the Rings and the Magic Faraway Tree. Take an adventure into this dreamy dwelling that's nestled in its own private stand of native trees. This quiet getaway is not far from the city, and based on our secluded 28 acre property. Breakfast items are also provided for you to prepare at your leisure.
Apr 15 – 22
$148 per night
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Tent in Auckland
Matakana Retreat Off-grid African Safari Glamping
Welcome to Matakana Retreat's latest accommodation offering, a stunning off-grid African Safari Tent experience set on 50 acres atop the Matakana Valley catchment. The tent is set on an elevated deck with 360 degree views. Enjoy an outdoor bath while watching the stars, cook outside, unplug and reconnect with nature. Superb privacy with only the native birds to keep you company, this is a beautiful natural and romantic refuge that we are sure will refresh your spirit.
Sep 12 – 19
$128 per night
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Cabin in Tāwharanui Peninsula
Omakana Cottage
This cozy & private cottage is the perfect place to unwind with a large deck boasting vast views. Inside, the cottage is beautifully appointed with everything you need for a comfortable stay. With open-plan living a comfortable sofa, & a well-equipped kitchen. You'll have everything you need to cook up a storm using fresh ingredients from the nearby Matakana Farmers' Market. Just a short drive away is the charming village of Matakana & beautiful Omaha Beach.
Aug 16 – 23
$110 per night

Popular amenities for Matakana vacation rentals

Stay near Matakana's top sights

Matakana Village Farmers' Market154 locals recommend
Matakana Country Park28 locals recommend
Sculptureum52 locals recommend
Matakana Market Kitchen43 locals recommend
Charlies Gelato31 locals recommend
Rusty Pelican Sports Bar16 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Matakana

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Chalet in Matakana
Matakana Village Chalet and sleepout
Jun 21 – 28
$93 per night
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Guest suite in Matakana
Room Number Two
Sep 26 – Oct 3
$87 per night
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Farm stay in Matakana
Hurstmere Cottage, Matakana
May 9 – 16
$217 per night
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Home in Matakana
Central Matakana - Private /SPA/1min walk to shops
Jul 13 – 20
$334 per night
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Guest suite in Te Arai
Mangawhai / Te Arai - A Tranquil, Lush Getaway
Feb 16 – 23
$87 per night
Villa in Whangateau
Waterfront Sanctuary
Aug 14 – 21
$333 per night
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Cottage in Auckland
The Stables Cottage - North West Auckland
Nov 2 – 9
$239 per night
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Guest suite in Tawharanui Peninsula
Breathing Space on the beach front
Jul 20 – 27
$127 per night
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Cabin in Pouto
Kauri Lodge -Luxury waterfront
Nov 22 – 29
$190 per night
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Guest suite in Matakana
Hengleigh Studio
May 9 – 16
$109 per night
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Apartment in Leigh
Ocean view B & B
Jan 3 – 10
$87 per night
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Guesthouse in Warkworth
Matakana Waterfall Hideaway
Dec 12 – 19
$116 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Matakana

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Apartment in Matakana
Heart of Matakana
Jun 27 – Jul 4
$114 per night
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Guest suite in Matakana
Studio @ 66 (66D Matakana Valley Road, Matakana)
Oct 15 – 22
$94 per night
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Home in Warkworth
Waterfall Lodge NZ 1 Bedroom
Jul 27 – Aug 3
$251 per night
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Guesthouse in Matakana
Matakana Escape - Short walk to Village Market
Jun 15 – 22
$119 per night
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Guest suite in Point Wells
The Vicarage – Brand new, gorgeous private studio
Jun 9 – 16
$117 per night
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Home in Matakana
Matakana Country Haven
Nov 12 – 19
$198 per night
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Apartment in Matakana
Riverside Matakana - Stunning countryside views
Nov 6 – 13
$188 per night
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Guest suite in Matakana
Matakana Snug
Jul 3 – 8
$134 per night
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Tent in Mahurangi West
Waha Ridge Oyster Tent
Sep 1 – 8
$266 per night
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Apartment in Matakana
The Local, Matakana
Aug 9 – 16
$122 per night
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Tiny home in Big Omaha
Ocean View Retreat - Tiny Home
Jul 13 – 20
$76 per night
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Guest suite in Tāwharanui Peninsula
Private Stylish Hideaway near Matakana
Jun 14 – 21
$131 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Matakana

Total rentals

100 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

30 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

10 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

50 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

4.8K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$60 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Matakana

All About Matakana

Named after the Matakana River that flows through it, Matakana is a small town home to several vineyards and breweries, craft outlets, farmers markets, and country-side cafes, offering a glimpse into New Zealand’s rural life. The Matakana River snakes through the village, creating a serene setting for kayaking beside the lush river banks. If you follow the river to the coast, you’ll reach Kawau Bay, which is lined by Snells Beach to the west. Here you’ll find wide swaths of golden sand and shallow turquoise water, perfect for safe swimming. There is a long boardwalk where you can take a stroll or a bike ride and look out at views of Kawau Island. The island can be reached by ferry or water taxi and is home to the historical Mansion House, idyllic beaches, and peacocks and wallabies that can be spotted wandering around.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Matakana

Matakana has four distinct seasons; however, note that since Matakana is in the southern hemisphere, summer is from December to February and winter is from June to August. One of the best times to book an accommodation in Matakana is during the summer, which offers pleasant weather with mild temperatures and little to no rainfall. The city organizes several events in the summer, including food and beer festivals and a Vibes in the Vineyard music festival.

Spring and autumn bring color to Matakana’s natural landscape. During spring, you’ll want to catch the cherry blossom blooms in Matakana Village, while in autumn, experience the changing fall foliage in Puhoi Village. These seasons also have cold spells, so you’ll want to pack layers if you visit Matakana during this time. Although Matakana receives more rain in the winter, the temperatures remain fairly mild, making it an enjoyable time to explore the hiking trails here.

Top things to do in Matakana

Matakana Village Farmers Market

The riverside farmers market in Matakana Village is open Saturdays from the mornings through early afternoons. You’ll find fresh local produce here, as well as products made from ingredients sourced in the region such as honey, coffee, olive oil, and baked goods. There are also stalls serving up full meals, including burgers and brunch, and you’ll be able to sample some locally made cider and wine, as well. Live music performances happen every weekend and there is a playground for kids to explore. The market is zero-waste, so be sure to bring your own bags.

Matakana Wine Trail

Matakana is home to several vineyards that produce excellent wines made from locally grown grapes. Wine has been produced in this region since the 1950s, and traditionally it has been red wines, like merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and syrah that have flourished here, though some whites have also been produced with great success. Most of the varieties made here in Matakana are boutique, meaning they are made in very small quantities — this may be the only place you’ll get to try them.

Goat Island Marine Reserve

Head 20 minutes northeast of Matakana and take a ferry to Goat Island where you’ll find New Zealand’s first marine reserve. Once overfished, the area became a protected region in 1975 and since then has become a rich ecological area with over 1,000 species of marine life. You can dive or snorkel here to get a closer look at the creatures and plant life that make this island their home, and to explore the underwater cliffs and canyons where they live. Some of the gorgonian fans, lace coral, and sponges are hundreds of years old, so divers must be careful not to disturb them.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Matakana?

    Matakana has more than 30 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do house rentals in Matakana have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with a bbq area in Matakana. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Matakana have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with air conditioning in Matakana. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Matakana?

    Experience the best of Matakana with our house rentals, starting at about $110 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there house rentals with a dedicated workspace in Matakana?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10 house rentals in Matakana featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in Matakana have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 house rentals with wifi in Matakana. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Matakana?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Matakana. Choose from more than 10 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Matakana?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 20 homes with air conditioning, over 10 homes with a bbq area, over 30 homes with wifi, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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