Nestled on a lush 3.5 hectares surrounded by native bush including Kauri, Rimu, Totara and Puriri trees, Black Fern Matakana is less than an hours drive from Auckland City, making it the perfect place for a relaxing and private weekend escape.
Create special memories for your special occasion at Black Fern Matakana. Get your friends and family together and celebrate in style with both all of the luxuries of a getaway and the comforts of a home.
Whether you're looking for a romantic holiday, a place to entertain with family and friends, or wedding accommodation – your stay at Black Fern will be one to remember.
Available year round – book your stay today.
Kind words from our guests
What a fantastic place, view, hosts and surroundings!
"Can't say enough about our stay. The main house was wonderful for the six of us from Oregon, plenty of room, great views, swimming pool was refreshing. Great place for dining in or in barbecue area. Centrally located for us 'roadtrippers', beach, wine country and local stores all within easy driving distance. Our hosts went out of their way to provide a real 'homely' experience with advice on restaurants, day trips, local shopping and sightseeing. Going back soon!" — Peter R, Portland OR
A magical place to stay for a magical wedding event - perfect in every way.
"Beautiful house, with everything you need for comfort without compromising elegance. Amazing pool and cabana area, which we used every day. Stunning views over the Ascension Wine Estate, where our daughter was married. Lovely bird-life and dragonflies flitting around the gardens, which were immaculate. Made our daughter's wedding all the more perfect being so close to the venue. " — Sue K, Auckland NZ
Luxurious Holiday Home, Fantastic Views. 5 Star and then some.
"We had excellent communications from the agent throughout the booking process and we have to say, the house is everything that's advertised and more. Supremely comfortable bedrooms, with great bathrooms and a great open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, with a wonderful, backdrop of the valley through the huge windows. Very well equipped kitchen with a large fridge. Probably the most luxurious place we stayed in, during our trips to New Zealand. Oh and a fairly warm large swimming pool at the rear. A great location for exploring the area around Matakana and Warkworth. Make sure you visit The Tawhranui Regional Park for the wildlife. We will return." — Sarah M, North Wales
Luxurious, comfortable and tranquil place to stay.
"We choose Black Fern lodge as a place to stay for our wedding. It was a perfect base to catch up with friends and family for a pre-wedding BBQ and for the bridal party to get ready on the day of the wedding. It is a beautiful, comfortable house with excellent amenities. The fantastic views made for wonderful photo opportunities. Everyone commented on what an amazing place it was. We shall be back!" — Moira K, Auckland NZ
Magnificent property. Great for clients to stay during our film shoot.
"Thanks for accomodating our group on short notice. Was the icing on the cake of a great few days filming in this beautiful region." -- Izy G, Auckland NZ
Perfect venue whatever the weather.
"For my significant birthday I rented Black Fern for 3 couples. We took a truck load of beautiful food and cooked, laughed, drank and relaxed in the luxurious Black Fern. It actually felt like home as soon as we opened the front door and smelt like new home smell. The weather came and went over the course of the weekend but it did not matter with 7 heat pumps and the heated out door pool was enjoyed by each couple as a morning wake up. Perfect." -- Thibaudtd B