Activities in Matamata

Matamata has a range of activities for everyone and for all of age ranges. From hiking the tallest waterfall in the north island to an escape room to the Firth Tower museum. You can click on any of the icons below for more information. For any  further information please contact the Matamata i-SITE.

Now more than ever we are aiming at supporting our own locally owned and operated businesses. Matamata is a small knit town with so much to see and offer.


Swim Zone

Hauraki Rail Trail

Bike Hire

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Opal Hot Springs

Golf Courses

Firth Tower

TRAPD Escape Rooms

Gun Club

NZ Aviation

Waikato River Trails

Lake District Adventures



Piako Gliding

Are you looking for something fun to do while you are in Matamata? We have an abundance of shops and eateries all within walking distance of each other, conveniently located in the town center. We also have a wide range of activities whether you’d like to relax or be active. If you are looking for something to fill your day or even your week we have a list of suggested itineraries you may be interested in. We take pride in our locally owned and operated businesses. You can find all of these options linked in the menu below! If you have any further questions call or visit the Matamata i-SITE Visitor Center.

The mighty waikato

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