Matakana Lodging, Accommodations, Hotels, and Bed and Breakfasts - Auckland Coastal Area, Wine Country, and Matakana Market Overnight Stays http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels Mon, 20 May 2013 03:48:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.1 Surprise Wedding – a First at Matakana Country Lodge! http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/05/20/surprise-wedding-a-first-at-matakana-country-lodge/ http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/05/20/surprise-wedding-a-first-at-matakana-country-lodge/#comments Mon, 20 May 2013 03:37:28 +0000 susan http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/?p=1653 Surprise Wedding

Surprise Wedding!

Who would have thought our first wedding at Matakana Country Lodge would be a “Surprise Wedding”? Weddings were not our target market, but the phrase “Surprise Wedding” had me intrigued.

When Darrin first contacted me about using the Lodge as a venue for his “Surprise Wedding”, I told him he had ... click to read complete article...

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Gibbs Farm – The perfect place for a visit by Auckland Getaway Visitors and International Tourists alike that stay at Matakana Country Lodge. http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/03/22/gibbs-farm-the-perfect-place-for-a-visit-by-auckland-getaway-visitors-and-international-tourists-alike-that-stay-at-matakana-country-lodge/ http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/03/22/gibbs-farm-the-perfect-place-for-a-visit-by-auckland-getaway-visitors-and-international-tourists-alike-that-stay-at-matakana-country-lodge/#comments Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:25:56 +0000 susan http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/?p=1581 Gibbs Farm – The perfect place for a visit by Auckland Getaway Visitors and International Tourists alike that stay at Matakana Country Lodge.

This week Garth and I were invited to join some friends for a “day out in the neighbourhood.”

They wanted to show us what our guests could accomplish in a day – something a little different.

We were chauffeured in a limousine supplied by Warkworth Tours and taken first to Gibbs Farm located 20 ... click to read complete article...

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Matakana In May is Pure Magic! http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/03/18/matakana-in-may-is-pure-magic/ http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/03/18/matakana-in-may-is-pure-magic/#comments Mon, 18 Mar 2013 05:39:17 +0000 susan http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/?p=1566 Matakana In May is Pure Magic!

No matter where you look there are glorious rows of vines aglow with bursts of vibrant flame coloured leaves. It is like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The grape harvest is complete, the crushing done, and the new vintage is ready to be tasted. Don’t get too excited ... click to read complete article...

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The Beautiful Matakana 2013 Summer Weather Is Welcome By Auckland Getaway Visitors and International Tourists – Worth the Extra Effort for Matakana Country Lodge Guests http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/03/08/the-beautiful-matakana-2013-summer-weather-is-welcome-by-auckland-getaway-visitors-and-international-tourists-worth-the-extra-effort-for-matakana-country-lodge-guests/ http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/03/08/the-beautiful-matakana-2013-summer-weather-is-welcome-by-auckland-getaway-visitors-and-international-tourists-worth-the-extra-effort-for-matakana-country-lodge-guests/#comments Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:36:29 +0000 susan http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/?p=1533 The Beautiful Matakana 2013 Summer Weather Is Welcome By Auckland Getaway Visitors and International Tourists - Worth the Extra Effort for Matakana Country Lodge Guests

The beautifully stunning Matakana Summer 2013 season weather has been welcome by all visitors to the Matakana Country Wine region. Both Auckland area getaway visitors and long-term international tourists can’t stop raving about how stunning the weather has been on the North Island of New Zealand this year. Until two days ago, we hadn’t seen ... click to read complete article...

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Matakana 2013 Fruitloop Run & Walk – Things to Do and Summer Events in Matakana Wine Country Near Auckland, New Zealand http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/03/06/matakana-2013-fruitloop-run-walk-things-to-do-and-summer-events-in-matakana-wine-country-near-auckland-new-zealand/ http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/03/06/matakana-2013-fruitloop-run-walk-things-to-do-and-summer-events-in-matakana-wine-country-near-auckland-new-zealand/#comments Wed, 06 Mar 2013 01:23:17 +0000 susan http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/?p=1467 Matakana 2013 Fruitloop Run & Walk - <br>Things to Do and Summer Events in Matakana Wine Country <br>Near Auckland, New Zealand

The Matakana Fruit Loops Race & Charity Walk Event is fairly new to the Matkana area, and was started just three years ago to raise funds for some local causes. It’s evolving into one of the most popular and most fun summer things to do in the Matakana wine region!

The “Fruitloop” name of the ... click to read complete article...

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Matakana Country Lodge in the News – TVNZ Report of Matakana Area Fires Includes Photo Taken from Matakana Country Lodge http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/02/25/matakana-country-lodge-in-the-news-tvnz-report-of-matakana-area-fires-includes-photo-taken-from-matakana-country-lodge/ http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/02/25/matakana-country-lodge-in-the-news-tvnz-report-of-matakana-area-fires-includes-photo-taken-from-matakana-country-lodge/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:37:15 +0000 susan http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/?p=1420 Matakana Country Lodge in the News - TVNZ Report of Matakana Area Fires Includes Photo Taken from Matakana Country Lodge

Matakana Country Lodge was in the news this weekend!

If you’ve been following the news about what’s been happening north of Auckland, then you know that there has been a big fire burning in the Matakana area for a few days. We are happy to report that even though the fires are still burning, Matakana ... click to read complete article...

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“Very Special Country” – England Guests in the Champagne Room – Reviews of Matakana Country Lodge Auckland Wine Region Accommodations http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/02/02/very-special-country-england-guest-in-the-champagne-room-reviews-of-matakana-country-lodge-auckland-wine-region-accommodations/ http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/02/02/very-special-country-england-guest-in-the-champagne-room-reviews-of-matakana-country-lodge-auckland-wine-region-accommodations/#comments Sat, 02 Feb 2013 04:24:50 +0000 susan http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/?p=924 “Very Special Country” - England Guests in the Champagne Room -  <br>Reviews of Matakana Country Lodge Auckland Wine Region Accommodations

Guests from England who stayed in our premiere Champagne Room wrote this in our guest book before they departed…

“A wonderful place to stay in a very special country.” Stephen and Ellen C. England January 12, 2013

Of course there are a good number of English guests who visit us at the Matakana Country Lodge ... click to read complete article...

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New Zealand’s Famous Pink Sheep Are Not a New Breed – See Pink Sheep Show Attraction at Sheep World in Warkworth/Matakana, NZ http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/01/23/new-zealands-famous-pink-sheep-are-not-a-new-breed-see-pink-sheep-show-attraction-at-sheep-world-in-warkworthmatakana-nz/ http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/01/23/new-zealands-famous-pink-sheep-are-not-a-new-breed-see-pink-sheep-show-attraction-at-sheep-world-in-warkworthmatakana-nz/#comments Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:42:31 +0000 susan http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/?p=445 New Zealand’s Famous Pink Sheep Are Not a New Breed - See Pink Sheep Show Attraction at Sheep World in Warkworth/Matakana, NZ

Did you know that there are pink sheep in New Zealand? There are! They are located at the Sheep World attraction in the Warkworth / Matakana area, which is a theme park of sorts themed, of course, around sheep.

After taking a guest on a road trip to the Bay of Islands, we decided ... click to read complete article...

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“Birthday Lunch Secret” – Auckland, New Zealand – Reviews of Matakana Country Lodge Auckland Wine Region Accommodations http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/01/22/birthday-lunch-secret-auckland-new-zealand-online-guest-book-reviews-of-matakana-country-lodge/ http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/01/22/birthday-lunch-secret-auckland-new-zealand-online-guest-book-reviews-of-matakana-country-lodge/#comments Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:53:39 +0000 susan http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/?p=291 “Birthday Lunch Secret” - Auckland, New Zealand - <br>Reviews of Matakana Country Lodge Auckland Wine Region Accommodations

A Labor Day weekend at the Matakana Country Lodge included a surprise birthday lunch arranged by a husband for his wife. Everyone was in on it except for the birthday girl – even the other guests staying at the lodge that weekend! Here’s what Maggie and John wrote in the guest book after their weekend ... click to read complete article...

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Best Matakana Food & Wine, Cafes, Pubs, Vineyards & Fine Dining Experiences – Restaurants in the Matakana Coast Wine Region http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/01/21/matakana-food-wine-cafes-pubs-vineyards-fine-dining-experiences-restaurants-matakana-coast-wine-region/ http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/2013/01/21/matakana-food-wine-cafes-pubs-vineyards-fine-dining-experiences-restaurants-matakana-coast-wine-region/#comments Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:05:43 +0000 susan http://www.matakanacountry.co.nz/markets-lodging-accommodations-auckland-coast-wine-country-hotels/?p=190 Best Matakana Food & Wine, Cafes, Pubs, Vineyards & Fine Dining Experiences - Restaurants in the Matakana Coast Wine Region

From roadside fresh produce stands to family owned cafes, local pubs, wine tasting platters, and multi-course fine dining experiences, Matakana is a destination for both food and wine lovers.

Eating out is one of the many pleasures of the Matakana Country Lodge guests (and the Matakana Country Lodge owners)!

We have experienced ... click to read complete article...

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