Matamata Directory Information
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Mobile-friendly - Our rural location offers art-themed boutique accommodation within 10 minutes of excellent cafes and restaurants. Perfectly poised in the "tourist triangle", Hobbiton is just 20 minutes drive from ArtHouse B&B. Tauranga beaches and Rotorua Geothermal Wonderland are less than an hour away; Waitomo Glow-worm Caves just 90 minutes. ArtHouse B&B is the perfect base for a 3+ night stay.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
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. Tours begin from both Auckland and Rotorua.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
Mobile-friendly - Luxurious accommodation in a private rural and lake setting. Lakeview Lodge, centrally located between Cambridge, Matamata & Tirau, offers a private lakeside escape. Bordering Lake Karapiro and Maungatautari Mountain providing a beautiful backdrop. Our breath taking setting instantly relaxes its guests with its surroundings.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
Mobile-friendly - Lord of the Rings Tours. We'll take you on 14 or 10 day journey through Middle Earth. Make your dreams a reality, walk in the footsteps of your favorite character with our Lord of the Rings Tour. Visit best Lord of the Rings/Hobbit film sites with like-minded fans, become part of a fellowship. 5-star winners on Trip-Advisor yearly since 2012.
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.
Mobile-friendly - 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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The Original Gypsy Fair (Est'd 1990)
For over quarter of a century The Original Gypsy Fair has been travelling NZ and we will be back in The Heart of the Waikato, at the Matamata Primary School, for our thirteenth fair of the 2017-2018 season. As always ...
Where: Matamata Primary School, Matamata, Matamata-Piako
Address: 115a Broadway, Matamata, Matamata-Piako
From: 9:00am on Saturday 16th December 2017
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 17th December 2017
Matamata Christmas At the Races
The iconic twilight meeting at Matamata sets the scene for a grand end of year festive celebration with work colleagues, friends or family. Take an easy bet, with a hospitality package, that rewards you with fine ...
Where: Matamata Racecourse, Matamata, Matamata-Piako
Address: Hinuera Road, Matamata, Matamata-Piako
From: 12:00pm on Wednesday 20th December 2017
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 20th December 2017
Night Owl Movie and Entertainment
Postponed to 23 February 2018 Night Owl Cinema in conjunction with Matamata College Present 'Step-Up' in surround sound! An evening for the whole family. Bring your pillows, bean bags & blankets & settle in for an ...
Where: Matamata College , Matamata, Matamata-Piako
Address: 125 Firth Street, Matamata, Matamata-Piako
From: 5:30pm on Friday 23rd February 2018
To: 10:00pm on Friday 23rd February 2018