The green pastures and rolling hills of Matamata, Waikato, were chosen to portray Hobbiton and The Shire in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Matamata farmstays provide the opportunity to participate in a genuine local farming experience. Farmstay accommodation in Matamata may include farm tours and fun farm animal activities. Accommodation at a farmstay is a fun and highly recommended experience, great for couples, single travellers and families. more
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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.
- +64 7 888 9114
- +64 27 305 3700
- 1386 Old Te Aroha Road, Okauia 3471, New Zealand