Hauraki Rail Trail

The Hauraki Rail Trail is a short drive from Hamilton, Auckland and Tauranga and is accessible from the quaint townships of Thames, Paeroa, Te Aroha, Waihi and Matamata. Officially starting from Kaiaua in the North, the start of the trail traces the Shorebird Coast along the Firth of Thames.  Riders enjoy contrasting landscapes from the […]

Bike Hire

Heading to Matamata and fancy a beautiful way around the area. We are now providing bike rentals from the Matamata i-SITE courtesy of Lake District Advenutres! We have 4 bikes in total so we ask that you contact ahead of time to book. We can also book biking tours and packages for Lake District Adventure […]

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Guided daily tours are available from the Matamata i-site Visitor Centre, The Shires Rest and Rotorua, to the original Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Trilogies. For more information or to book in advance call or visit the Matamata i-SITE at 45 Broadway, Matamata 3400 07-888-7260

Matamata Gun Club

Matamata Clay Target Gun Club Inc. Established 1904. We can proudly say we are one of Matamata’s longest running active clubs. We are set on park like grounds approximately two minutes from town. Over the years Matamata has kept a high standard of competitive members throughout New Zealand on the National and International stage, producing […]

Swim Zone Matamata

All year round Indoor Pool – We have a 25m indoor pool that is heated all year round. This pool is multi-use and has a lift for disabled access to and from the pool Spa – Our spa is kept maintained at 38 degrees – the ideal temperature for a relaxing soak. Sauna – Saunas […]

Opal Hot Springs

Situated six kilometres out of Matamata, Opal Hot Springs is well known as a popular natural mineral pools complex. Offering a full range of accommodation from self-contained motel units to Campervan, caravan and tent sites. All set in 15 acre park-like grounds, adjacent to Matamata Golf Course. f (07) 888 5813

New Zealand Aviation

Situated at the Waharoa Airfield, the New Zealand Aviation trains for private pilots licences plus all other cortication required for CAA licences. Phone for an appointment to discuss your requirements. Daily Trial Flights from $180.00pp.

Firth Tower Museum

Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of our gardens, wide lawns and shady trees. Picnic under the venerable oaks or take a stroll. Learn something of life in a more leisured age through our museum displays housed in 13 buildings.

Piako Gliding Club

Up-drafts from the Kaimai Ranges create ideal conditions for gliding, making Matamata a world-renowned gliding site. Scenic flights are available by arrangement. Flying Weekends and Wednesdays.