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Matamata

Matamata is a small rural town in the Waikato region. The green pastures and rolling hills of Matamata were chosen to portray Hobbiton and The Shire in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. more

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  • AMAZING NEW ZEALAND - The Itinerary Specialist

    We are a New Zealand based consultancy (specialising solely on New Zealand) creating innovative and imaginative self-drive itineraries tailored to your own requirements. We can offer you great diversity to take you off the beaten track and away from the mass tourism wherever possible. See and experience the REAL New Zealand with Amazing New Zealand.

  • CUSTOM DAY TOURS NEW ZEALAND

    Custom Day Tours NZ organise day tours and shore excursions from Auckland and the Bay of Plenty to Rotorua Geothermal Highlights, Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Taupo and Auckland area. We are your specialist team for customized tours from Ports of Tauranga and Auckland. We personally collect you from your Cruise Ship or Hotel in our luxury air-conditioned, specialized touring vehicle.

  • DE PREAUX LODGE - Matamata

    de Preaux Lodge is a tranquil haven set against a backdrop of stunning rural scenery and is conveniently located only 5km from the quaint town of Matamata. This luxurious accommodation option provides more than just excellent service - it's also a top-quality farm stay. Options include catering for single, couples or large bookings. Wedding and bridal accommodation is a speciality.

  • ELDONWOOD BED AND BREAKFAST - Matamata

    Eldonwood is boutique waikato accommodation nestled at the base of the scenic Kaimai Ranges in the small rural town of Matamata. With Hobbiton, thermal pools, golf course and breathtaking nature walks all just moments away we're certain you'll find plenty to love about Matamata and our modern, boutique accommodation.

  • GLIDING MATAMATA - Matamata

    If you’ve ever dreamed of flying, gliding is for you! Up-drafts from the Kaimai Ranges create ideal conditions for gliding, making Matamata a world-renowned gliding site. Trial Flights are a first time flight in a two-seat glider with an instructor. They are designed to introduce you to the magic of soaring. We fly from Matamata Airfield, 9km from Matamata.

  • HOBBITON EXPRESS TOUR - Auckland

    Bush and Beach takes you on a magical guided tour to the Hobbiton Movie Set from "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" films. This is the largest "green set" in the world. You see hobbit holes, the party tree, Bilbo's house - "Bag End" and visit the Green Dragon Inn. Lunch is included at Shire's Rest Cafe.

  • HOBBITON MOVIE SET TOURS - Matamata

    Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures created for the films can be viewed and see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire.

  • OPAL HOT SPRINGS & HOLIDAY PARK - Matamata

    Welcome to Opal Hot Springs & Holiday Park, Matamata, New Zealand. Central location, six kilometres from Matamata set in six hectares of park-like grounds. Four motel units (one with wheelchair facilities), tourist flats, kitchen cottages, kitchen cabins, standard cabins, 80 powered/non-powered sites. Private outdoor mineral pool (40 degrees) in a setting by a river surrounded by native ferns and bamboo.

  • RED CARPET TOURS - Nationwide

    Lord of the Rings Tours New Zealand. We'll take you on 14 or 10 day journey through Middle Earth. Let us make your dreams a reality, walk in the footsteps of your favorite Tolkien character. Visit best LOTR/Hobbit film sites with like-minded fans, become part of a fellowship. Trip of a lifetime! 5-star winners on Trip-Advisor every year since 2012.

  • TOWER ROAD MOTEL - Matamata

    "The Home of the Hobbits". Karen & Terry would like to welcome you to Tower Road Motel. Quiet Matamata accommodation with a garden setting environment for you to enjoy, and only a 2 minute drive to the centre of town. FREE wi-fi available in every unit.

  • WAIRERE FALLS FARM COTTAGE - Matamata

    Wairere Falls Farm Cottage offers fully self-contained accommodation on a 200 cow working dairy farm which borders the Wairere Stream with exquisite views of the Wairere Falls in the dramatic Kaimai Ranges. Matamata is only 12kms away, so just a short drive for those who want to take a Hobbiton or horse stud tour, watch the training at the racecourse.

  • WALKING LEGENDS GUIDED WALKS - North Island NZ

    Tongariro Crossing, Coromandel and Lake Waikaremoana Great Walks. 1 - 4 day guided walks and hiking tours with small backpacks and expert guides. Experience the North Island's best walks with a small, fun group. Everything provided, including transport from Rotorua, Matamata, Taupo, National Park or Whakapapa Village.

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Simon Thacker's Ritmata

Tuesday 1st September 2015

The debut New Zealand tour by award winning UK quartet Simon Thacker's Ritmata, performing exhilarating music by the visionary Scottish guitar virtuoso, distilling the essence of his pioneering intercultural musical ...

Where: Meow, Wellington
Address: 9 Edward St, Te Aro, Wellington

From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015
To: 10:00pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015

The Rees presents a True South Dining Experience

From: Tuesday 1st September 2015

The Rees are offering a fabulous and exclusive event during Gay Ski Week QT. You will receive a courtesy shuttle to The Rees (unless you are staying there!) This will be followed by a glass of champagne and canapés to ...

Where: The Rees Hotel, Queenstown
Address: 377 Frankton Road, Queenstown

From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015
To: 12:00am on Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Aroha String Quartet

Tuesday 1st September 2015

Acclaimed as demonstrating "accomplished brilliance, soulfulness and sublime intensity in perfect balance and tonal unity" (The Dominion Post), the Aroha String Quartet is firmly established as one of New Zealand's ...

Where: St Peter’s Parish Centre, Queenstown
Address: 2 Church Street, Queenstown

From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015
To: 9:30pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015

Learning To Drive

From: Monday 27th July 2015

Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks. Wendy is ...

Where: Hawkins Theatre, Auckland
Address: 13 Ray Small Drive, Auckland

From: 7:30pm on Monday 27th July 2015
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 3rd September 2015

Women He's Undressed

From: Monday 17th August 2015

This is the extraordinary Hollywood story of Orry-Kelly, the designer whose costumes created some of the most magical moments in cinema history. Orry-Kelly was a Hollywood legend, his costume designs adored by ...

Where: Hawkins Theatre, Auckland
Address: 13 Ray Small Drive, Auckland

From: 7:30pm on Monday 17th August 2015
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 10th September 2015

Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago

From: Tuesday 1st September 2015

Spain’s 1200 year-old Camino de Santiago has attracted millions of people from all around the world to embark on an epic 500-mile pilgrimage famous for its profoundly enlightening, spiritually nourishing, and ...

Where: Hawkins Theatre, Auckland
Address: 13 Ray Small Drive, Auckland

From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015
To: 11:59pm on Monday 14th September 2015

Project Connect Auckland: Bold Changes

Tuesday 1st September 2015

How to Lead the Audacious Change Needed to Keep Your Company Relevant. The business landscape has been forever changed by new technologies and new buyer behaviours. In an era of convergence, how do great leaders ...

Where: AUT Auckland - Sir Paul Reeves Building, Auckland
Address: 2 Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland

From: 5:30pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015
To: 8:30pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015

Cooking in Spanish

From: Tuesday 14th July 2015

Spanish immersion classes beginning 14th July 2015! Are you looking for a way to improve your Spanish but are not very motivated by the thought of grammar books and vocabulary lists? We can learn a language ...

Where: Crave Catering & Cooking School, Wellington
Address: 147 Onepu Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington

From: 6:30pm on Tuesday 14th July 2015
To: 8:30pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015

Nutrition and Healthy Living

From: Tuesday 28th July 2015

A six week series of fun and dynamic classes designed to give you the information you need, and leave you empowered and inspired about how to achieve great health for you and your family. Taught by Naturopath Rosanne ...

Where: The WellBeing Centre, Auckland
Address: 56 Surrey Crescent, Auckland

From: 6:30pm on Tuesday 28th July 2015
To: 8:30pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015

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Mainstay New Zealand Hotels

Mainstay NZ Hotels

Large collection of independent hotels.

Motel Association of New Zealand

Motel Association

Plenty of motel types for a range of budgets.

Choice Hotels

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Holiday packages for any occasion.

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