Makana Chocolate Factory Kerikeri, Fun things to do in the Bay of Islands

Makana Chocolate Factory

Makana Confections Boutique chocolate factory - the ultimate chocolate experience. Watch delicious chocolates being made, and taste a few samples! Shop for gifts and indulgences. Situated in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, and Northland. A fantastic attraction and activity for all, a truly delicious experience. Visit Makana ... Mmmmm... Hand-made chocolates and other natural temptations are perfect for special occasions, or a wonderfully special self-indulgent treat. Makana produce some of New Zealand's finest confections.


  • Watch delicious chocolates being made

  • Taste a few samples!

  • Shop for gifts and indulgences

  • Famous for Makana Macadamia Butter toffee Crunch!

  • Visit the Makana Chocolate Cafe next door


Full Description

Makana Confections specialises in gift-quality confections - all hand-made on site and using only the freshest, natural ingredients available to us. The Makana Chocolate Cafe is right next door making Makana one of the best things to do while visiting Kerikeri.
Makana Confections is open from 9.00am to 5.30pm daily, and the Chocolate Café in Kerikeri 8.30am to 5pm 7 Days a week.

A great attraction and fun thing to do whilst in Kerikeri is to visit our working chocolate factory for a free sample! Makana Confections is set up like a winery / cellar door where you can watch how we make our chocolates, taste a few samples and, of course, shop for delicious chocolates.

Makana Chocolates are all hand made on the premesis and offer a delicious range of Classic Truffles which blend fresh cream with chocolate, are delicately flavoured and hand dipped to perfection, the Truffle Medley is a selection of four truffles and is a very special gift. For a particularly decadent treat try the Marlborough Pinot Noir Truffles which are dipped in our fabulous 72% high cocoa content Etienne chocolate. All offering a decadent treat which will have you coming back for more.
Mouth-watering ‘Fruit Favourites’ are prepared using natural fresh or dried fruits producing a range of flavoursome fruity connections. The Rum & Raisin Panache contains raisins that have been soaked in Rum for at least 28 days.
Makana's ‘Naturally Nutty’ range are made up of Macadamia Nuts, Walnuts and Hazelnuts and combined with toffee, caramel and chocolate offer you a crunch sensation.
‘Other Tempations’ include Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Shortbread, Orange Biscotti, Classic Caramels and Sugar-Free chocolate products and Wine Gelees.
For that extra special occasion and a touch of elegance our ‘Champagne Truffles’ blend chocolate, fresh cream and fine cognac, are hand dipped in white satin chocolate and individually packed.
Makana Confections never skimp on the premium ingredients and neither do we add artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives. All Makana's products are made by hand in small batches, packed by hand. Our commitment to quality doesn’t stop with the products inside the boxes, our packaging is clean, crisp and the gift wrapping designed to make a quality first impression.
What makes Makana special?
Because we deal directly with our customers (with no middlemen, wholesalers or retailers) Makana products are as fresh as they can be. 
We start with the best possible ingredients, of course, and we never skimp on the premium ingredients. We make all of our products by hand in small batches. We also hand pack all of our products by hand which gives us an additional level of control over the product quality.
We recognise that many of our customers buy our products as gifts for family, friends and associates. Therefore, our commitment to quality doesn't stop with the products inside our boxes, but extends to the entire presentation of our product.
We are New Zealand owned and operated, A top tourist attraction in the Bay of Islands and being one of the best things to do when visiting Kerikeri. 
An added activity in Kerikeri is our Chocolate Café right next door, where we serve savouries and main meals in addition to our excellent desserts, pastries, gelato, coffees, teas, soft drinks, wines, beers etc.  
Makana Confections Boutique Chocolate Factory Kerikeri


Meeting Point

504 Kerikeri Road

Open daily, 9am to 5:30pm

Additional Information

Makana also have an online store where you can buy Makana Confections online and have them delivered usually the next day throughout New Zealand.

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All bookings require a current COVID-19 Vaccine Pass to be shown on the day (for ages 12yrs 3mths and above)

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