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We occasionally host Events and Feature Nights, embracing some of the best produce and entertainment our region has to offer.

We fire up the Pizza oven over the Summer months, and work with our Pantry to create and serve rustic deli-style platters and picnics all year round.

Tastings and Exhibitions. We’re constantly on the look-out for new produce that fits with our core Values, and occasionally we have produce tastings or exhibitions to present new ranges available in store.

events & feature nights

With gardens galore, we’re beautifully suited to offer open-air entertainment. From kids' parties to private pizza nights, Charlies can help create a welcoming setting for your get-together... be it for cheeky wedding photos, a birthday surprise, or just a good catch-up with old friends.

Enquire About Event Hosting

pizza

Charlies wood-fired pizzas are a summer holiday specialty. Just like our gelato, we make them the authentic Italian way. We prepare our own pizza dough from scratch in our kitchen, leaving it to proof overnight. Each summer morning we fire up the outdoor oven with local mānuka and start serving the freshest and tastiest traditional-style pizzas you will find.

Charlies pizzas are only typically available during the summer school holidays, normally from mid-December through to February.


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 July '24 school holidays

Ingrid Anderson Textiles is returning for Week 1, offering more fun creative School Holiday Programmes, 
‘Stencil Silkscreen Stitch’ with her colleague Jayne Boesley (wearable arts queen and also fellow teacher).

The workshops will run as 2.5hr sessions at Charlies Gelato Matakana on the following dates: 

Monday 8th, Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th 

 For course info and bookings please click on the link above to secure your chosen spot.

Week 2 brings Ekarasa & Artgrounds, working with natural materials to creat your own pastels & papers:
Monday 15th - Friday 19th
Check course info & for further details on the named link, for details on booking.

Magical Moments NZ are coming for several sessions to create amazing Face painting experiences.
Dates TBC, check Facebook & Instagram for updates

latest news...

- Charlies Gelato is now scooped at Matakana Cinemas, for you to enjoy with your movie, from March 1st 2024.

June 21 at 8:00pm
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Charlies Term Break Activities are in!

Week 1 is a welcome return to Ingrid & Jane's 'Stencil Silkscreen Stitch' workshops, for 9yrs +, running Mon 8th, & Wed 10th - Sat 13th...
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Charlies Term Break Activities are in!

Week 1 is a welcome return to Ingrid & Jane's 'Stencil Silkscreen Stitch' workshops, for 9yrs +, running Mon 8th, & Wed 10th - Sat 13th July.

Week 2 offers Natural Art Workshops with Ekarasa from ArtGrounds.art, suitable for 6 -13 yrs, & running Mon 15th - Fri 19th July.

Details for booking below...
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Ingrid & Jane: https://www.iatextiledesign.co.nz/post/school-holiday-programmes

Ekarasa: https://artgrounds.art/workshops
June 21 at 7:13am
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June 18 at 10:00am
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We're thrilled to be hosting beloved local Veda Austin's Book Launch celebration. @vedaaustin_water

Grab your chance to get a signed 1st Edition & catch up with some like-minded...
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We're thrilled to be hosting beloved local Veda Austin's Book Launch celebration. @vedaaustin_water

Grab your chance to get a signed 1st Edition & catch up with some like-minded folks, all while enjoying a chilly treat 😋🍦over Matariki Long Weekend.
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June 16 at 10:00am
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Sunday Funday w Charlies Sundaes!🍨🍨🍨

With your choice of flavours from our cabinet, loaded w 40 delights to choose from, then finished w whipped cream & flaked almonds.

An...
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Sunday Funday w Charlies Sundaes!🍨🍨🍨

With your choice of flavours from our cabinet, loaded w 40 delights to choose from, then finished w whipped cream & flaked almonds.

An indulgent reason to get out of the house, come & get stuck in.🤩
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#charliesgelato #charliesgelatonz #charliesgelatogarden #gelato
June 15 at 10:19am
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Week One of our Term break activities coming up in July! Book now to avoid dissappointment.
June 14 at 8:00pm
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Welcoming another awesome brand to the Wholefoods Pantry, @taste_of_the_alps.

Stunning Central Otago fruit & a passionate small operator in Wanaka.

Tineke melds flavours...
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Welcoming another awesome brand to the Wholefoods Pantry, @taste_of_the_alps.

Stunning Central Otago fruit & a passionate small operator in Wanaka.

Tineke melds flavours together with absolute delight, to support your home pantry, whether it be Brekkie Toast, a cheeky Cheeseboard, or accompanying some premium Dinner decadence.
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#charlieswholefoods #charliesgelato #charliesgelatogarden #matakana #tasteofthealpspreserves
June 13 at 10:00am
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Think it's too chilly🥶 for a gelato???

Then step into the world of the Affogato!!!

A fresh brewed shot of @@matakanacoffee espresso over your favourite flavour of Gelato!...
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Think it's too chilly🥶 for a gelato???

Then step into the world of the Affogato!!!

A fresh brewed shot of @@matakanacoffee espresso over your favourite flavour of Gelato! 😋☕🍦
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#charlieswholefoods #charliesgelatogarden #InLoveWithLocal #charliesgelato #charliesgelatonz #matakana #gelato
June 10 at 10:00am
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Just a reminder of our change to Winter Hours this week...
Mon 10-5
Tues Closed
Wed Closed
Thurs 10-5
Fri 10-5
Sat & Sun 10-5

Over the July School Term break we'll be back on 7...
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Just a reminder of our change to Winter Hours this week...
Mon 10-5
Tues Closed
Wed Closed
Thurs 10-5
Fri 10-5
Sat & Sun 10-5

Over the July School Term break we'll be back on 7 days a week & running some awesome Activities for the kids.

Keep your eye on our Socials for more details upcoming...
June 9 at 9:36am
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June 8 at 10:00am
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Set yourselves up right for the July Term Break, with our Week 2 schedule.

Natural arts & craft feature in a relaxed child friendly environment.
Contact Mara direct to book :)
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Kids at Charlies Gelato Matakana
Kids at Charlies Gelato Matakana
Kids at Charlies Gelato Matakana