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Things to do near us

Things to do in the local area

Whether you like to grab some fish ‘n chips or sit in for a relaxing meal, the Matakana area has it all. These are all of the Clearyak team’s favourite places to eat, and things to do. Mostly all family friendly, with great service.

Here are a few things to do in the surrounding area around your Clearyak experience. Make a day out of your trip up to Goat Island!


Leigh Eats, Leigh
Enjoy delicious kiwi fish ‘n chips in the seaside village of Leigh.

Charlies Gelato

Charlies Gelato, Matakana
Delicious artisan gelato made in Matakana. Over 30 different flavours to choose from!

Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Delicious pizzas and a great chilled vibe just down the road from Goat Island
Sawmill Brewery

Sawmill Brewery, Leigh

Enjoy their beautiful range of craft beers. Great outdoor area to relax. Child friendly.

Matakana Pub
The Matakana Pub

Relax in the cool outdoors, set up with a cold one

The Farmers Daughter, Omaha

Cafe and bakery overlooking Omaha estuary. Serves craft beer, wine and seasonal cocktails.

Activities to do

Matakana’s Farmers Market

Matakana Farmer’s Market
Support the locals around the markets


Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
In-depth information and live feeling tanks


Sculptureum, Matakana
An absolute must-do. It should be on your bucket list.

Person Snorkelling at Goat Island Marine Reserve

After a Clearyak, head out for a snorkel

Scuba dive

Take yourself to another level and scuba the reserve


Goat Island Discovery Walk
View the Island from a different perspective on the walk.