Welcome to Charlies Gelato Garden!


Now on Summer Hours, open 7 days 9am-5pm.

Our Anzac Gelato is available for a very limited time. Come in and try!

April Special Flavour = Easter Egg Gelato and Easter Bun Gelato. As always in celebration of Easter month we have our two Easter gelati. The Easter Egg is Chocolate and Vanilla Gelato with caramel swirl and crushed up marshmellow Easter Eggs and the Easter Bun is cinnamon and raisin - and yes it does taste like a hot cross bun. These are some of our customers favourite gelati and are only here for this month.

We are still making ice cream cakes (17cm $35, 24cm $50) - you need to choose size plus three flavours of gelato or sorbetto.  When you order we appreciate three days notice if possible. Note - we usually get booked out to capacity at Christmas time with cake orders so order now if you want one.

If you want to contact us please email charlie@charliesgelato.co.nz , phone us at the shop on 09 422 7942, or text 0211508820.

We have been growing and selling fresh produce from our Matakana property since 1992. The emphasis has always been on providing the freshest possible produce to the local community from our road side stall in Sharp Rd.

Each year when the ‘open flag goes up’ at the gate locals return to buy the freshest and tastiest strawberries and grapes.

Visit us for:

  • outrageously fresh ripe fruit

  • artisan gelato and sorbetto

  • locally roasted espresso coffee

  • local produce, local community

  • eco-friendly production and packaging

We are happy to put together special orders or put aside fruit for you to pick up later in the day.

Charlie Wrigglesworth and Heather King


Gelato comes to Matakana...

Inspired by a trip to Italy where gelato ice-cream is a part of every day life, November 2007 saw the expansion of the gate sales into a purpose built shop with commercial kitchen. From here we sell our fruit and gelato.

Gelato is just like ice cream, only denser and thicker – with more flavour, less fat and less air than normal icecream. We make our gelato and sorbettos daily in small batches to keep the fresh taste and high quality. We like to use seasonal fruit either grown on the property or sourced locally.

Charlies Gelato Garden is modelled on a ‘gelateria artiginale’ where the gelato is made fresh each day from the best available ingredients.