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We have a new secret garden and lots of areas available to picnic and enjoy your gelato, or make your own picnic from our pantry. We have blankets but to minimize any surface contact feel free to bring your own.

Please wear a mask in the shop and if you sit at the tables directly outside the shop you will require a pass.

Please phone on 09 422 7942 or 021 979 514 if you require further information.

While you're here, be sure to visit our new Wholefoods Shop and don't forget our online shopping option.

Thank you so much for your support!

Charlies Gelato is more than an ice cream shop. We’re considered an institution in Matakana. Locals and tourists alike flock to Charlies to enjoy the gelato, sorbetto and seasonal fresh produce, made and grown on site.

Sit for a while to enjoy freshly roasted coffee and home baking in our cafe. During the summer months, stop by for our Italian-style wood-fired pizzas which can be enjoyed in our tranquil garden setting.

We make all of our award-winning gelato and sorbetto the same way the Italians do: from scratch, in very small batches. (Watch our video below.) Over the past 10 years we’ve been developing a range of delectable new flavours in addition to the ‘old favourites’. With at least 40 flavours on display, the hardest part of your visit will be trying to choose which one to have!

Got questions? Like to order an ice cream cake? Check out our FAQ page or contact us.

Our strawberry gelato has won gold! 

Drop by and find out why the judges raved about it!

ONZFPA Gold Medal Winner Charlies Strawberry Gelato

the magic in action

Charlies Gelato courtyard setting
Kids at Charlies Gelato Matakana
Charlies Gelato cake