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Address: 1 Omaha Flats Rd, Matakana, New Zealand
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Fun for Kids!

Great play area, cafe and free animal park. Lovely art Gallery with New Zealand Artists. Resturant opens after 4pm so don't go for lunch.

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Peter D
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great play area, cafe and free animal park. Lovely art Gallery with New Zealand Artists. Resturant opens after 4pm so don't go for lunch.

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Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The kids love the playground here. We come every year upon their request. It's pretty run down but the kids don't seem to notice. They love seeing all the animals and having a safe space to run around. We love the stories they imagine up here.

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Thank Tamojacko
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

My husband and I and our three kids, aged 7, 5 and newborn, stopped here for a picnic lunch just before Christmas. We had a little look at the animals, goats, pigs, llamas, chickens and roosters, sheep, and donkeys. My daughters patted some that were close enough to the fence. After that we turned the kids loose on the amazing... More 

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Thank ilovefrance12
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We love finding places that showcase the local flavours in Art & Crafts. The Matakana Country Park has something for everyone. Train & Pony rides for the kids, and arts and crafts shops and the Art Gallery for Mum & Dad. And at the end of the day amble over to the Stables Restaurant for Dinner.

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Thank Shayne S
Martintown
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Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

This place is hopping on the weekend - there's always something going on. The craft shop is very good for NZ gifts, and the art gallery has a lot of interesting local artists. There's food at the cafe and drinks and diner at Stables and Smiths. A fun day.

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Thank Luapekralc
Warkworth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is an awesome opportunity for kids to meet friendly farm animals and play at a great playground for just a gold coin donation. There's also a mini-train for kids (paid) which is cheap and fun. Such a great day out - we take our grandson often. They have a café so you can grab a coffee and take the... More 

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Thank WellingtonTravellers
Snells Beach, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

I'm writing this review late...so oops! Sorry Matakana Country Park! My partner and I visited here on a Saturday to visit the market! Every body was really friendly and there were lots of stalls to look at, the little church, horses and a craft shop to enjoy also. This place seems like it would be great fun for kids! A... More 

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Thank 24JessicaW
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

Plenty of places to sit and relax. Grap an icecream and sit and enjoy watching the world go by. Plently of fast food outlets if you want a picnic in the park.

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Thank Sharon1157
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 May 2015

best to come on the weekend - artisan market with art gallery open - masterpieces that you would want to take home if you have the money to spare. the miniature pony rides and train rides are added bonus to the kids. there are chickens about. gift shoppe have adequate local souvenir items to choose from. there is a cafe... More 

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Thank travellingdoctor48
Los Angeles
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Reviewed 11 May 2015

a place for the family at reasonable prices. Playground, petting zoo, cafe, restaurant, markets, mini train. HEAPS OF PARKING.

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Thank Annenberg

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