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“Took the kids for the second time”

Matakana Country Park
Ranked #7 of 17 things to do in Matakana
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

My husband and I took our kids, age 8, 6 and 1 to Matakana Country Park today and had an awesome time. We were there from for 3 - 4 hours playing on the playground and admiring the animals. I got a coffee from the cafe, which was nice, and we liked looking in the craft shop.
This is our second visit here so we decided to try the mini train rides, which were $4 per person aged 1 and over. The driver was great with the kids and made it a real experience.
We took a picnic lunch and ate it under the trees near the playground.
Lots of free parking, clean toilets, a really nice spot. Kids are asking to come again next year.

Thank ilovefrance12
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

There is plenty to do at Matakana Country park. A shop that sells a variety of crafts, a café and the train for the children.

Thank tomtom755
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Plenty of things to do here.
Saturday hosts a farmers market with lots of local food and crafts and several shops
There is also Smiths Bar, serving local craft beer and tapas style food
The Stables restaurant is quite large and often hosts weddings etc., however it is also an excellent choice for a meal, with really good nightly specials and a modern western menu

Thank Andrew81
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Lots to do for everyone, food, things for the kids, art, crafts, animals, really great train ride for the kids.

Thank PeterLook
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This is a park for young children. It has animals and a train ride and old farm machinery to climb on etc. There is a nice cafe and restaurant as well

Thank jrs612014
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