Shuck it! And come to the Oyster and Wine Festival Matakana this year. Local oyster farmers from the Mahurangi Harbour will be shucking and serving their plump and delicious oysters au naturel, paired with local wines for a mouth-watering experience. If you're not a fan of these salty beauties, there will be other seafood and cuisine available to satisfy your taste buds.
The all-weather event will entertain with live music, cooking and wine demonstrations, arts and crafts for the kids and of course, shucking competitions - let the oyster battle begin!
Oysters and wine often hold a notion of sophistication, however leave the heels at home and make sure you glam up your gumboots for this one. There's a special prize for the best pair of rubber on show!
Get ready for some head-bopping beats as we’re excited to announce an epic line-up of live music this year! 80sX, Sam Allen, Laughton Kora, Fifth Element and Jade River Ukes will all be performing on the big stage, delivering you the best music you can sing along and dance to. Check out our website for full bios on each act.
Discover the art of wine and oyster matching with local Matakana Winemaker James Graham, who will guide you through five unique Matakana wines paired with oysters served five different ways. These 30 minute sessions are limited to 25 people per session - choose from 10:30am or 12:30pm.
Round up all your seafood-lovers for a festival not to be missed! Hurry there are no door sales, tickets are limited, and the event sold out last year.
Junction VIP Lounge Admission $79.50 - SOLD OUT
including priority parking and ticketing, all day access to the VIP Lounge with drink and picnic box on arrival, exclusive seating area with view of the stage and toilets, an event glass, first glass of wine or beer and 2 half shell oysters.
General Adult Admission $39.50
including an event glass, first glass of wine or beer and 2 half shell oysters
Children (7 - 17 yrs old) Admission $17
including a non-alcoholic drink and 1 oyster
Children (0 - 6 yrs old) Free
Return Coach from the Ferry Building or Smales Farm $47
Wine + Oyster Matching Seminar
Discover the art of wine and oyster matching with local Matakana Winemaker James Graham, who will guide you through five unique Matakana wines paired with oysters served five different ways. These 30 minute sessions are limited to 25 people per session - choose from 10:30am or 11:30am - $26.50 per person.