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Winter Hours Now in Place: 
Open Thursday to Monday Daily 10-5.

The Pantry is well stocked and we have our usual extensive range of flavours in store.

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

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. From December to February, stop by for our Italian-style wood-fired pizzas which can be enjoyed in our tranquil garden setting, and keep an eye on our socials for cheeky updates or pizza pop-up weekends throughout the rest of the year. 

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.

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Our strawberry gelato 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