Experience Matamata


Now Matamata’s biggest attraction, Hobbiton welcomes thousands of guests every year and is a must see in Matamata.

Hauraki Rail Trail

A trip to the Waikato region of New Zealand would not be complete without exploring the picturesque cycle trails.

Other Activities

Learn more about other local activities such as local pools, bike hire, golf, riverside adventures, and more.


Matamata has some of the best local shopping around. Come walk our main street and see all we have to offer

Firth Tower Museum

Take a glimpse into Matamata’s pioneering history at Firth Tower Museum, located just 2km from town on Tower Rd.

Walks and Trails

There is plenty of natural beauty to see in the Waikato. Explore the region through the many walks and trails on offer.

Rest and Relaxation

From Hot Pools to Massages there is bound to be something for everyone in the family to enjoy.


Matamata has a range of local accommodation providers including B & B's, motels and a campground.

Places to Eat

Visit the wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants that Matamata has to offer with takeout and dine in options available.


Keen to explore Matamata but too busy to do the planning? See our pre-planned Itineraries to find one that suits you.

The mighty waikato

Support Matamata

Get involved and become a town supporter. Contribute towards community projects.


For Locals

Browse and learn about all the great businesses in Matamata, and connect with community groups and events.