Vacation rentals in Matamata

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Popular amenities for Matamata vacation rentals

Stay near Matamata's top sights

Hobbiton Movie Set station161 locals recommend
Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre8 locals recommend
Osteria Matamata14 locals recommend
Redoubt Bar & Eatery21 locals recommend
New World Matamata14 locals recommend
Opal Hot Springs & Holiday Park8 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Matamata

  • Total rentals

    70 properties

  • Wifi availability

    60 properties include access to wifi

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    20 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    10 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    30 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    9K reviews

Your guide to Matamata

All About Matamata

Located in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island, Matamata is a small rural town famous for its alpine mountain ranges, rolling farmland, geothermal hot springs, and cascading waterfalls. If that sounds like the backdrop to a blockbuster Hollywood fantasy epic, that’s because it was.

Just outside of Matamata is the tallest waterfall in the North Island, Wairere Falls. Several great hikes crisscross the area, like the Rapurapu Kauri Track or the Hauraki Rail Trail. To learn more about the history of the town, head to the Matamata Heritage Trail, which leads through parks and historical sites, including the 1919 Bank of New Zealand building. Matamata also has a small but growing wine scene, movie-themed souvenirs and handicrafts, and ample entertainment in the form of music and farm festivals.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Matamata

Since Matamata is found in the southern hemisphere, the city’s summer runs from December to February. These warmer months offer plenty of sunlight to enjoy the numerous festivals that occur here, including the Summer Harvest Festival and the Matamata Historical Society Book Fair. The warmer months are also ideal for outdoor activities like hiking and biking. The city can experience rain no matter what time of year, so it’s best to pack a waterproof outer layer. June through August is the winter season in Matamata. Winters here are wet and cold, but temperatures rarely reach below freezing.

Top things to do in Matamata

Wairere Falls

This 500-foot waterfall cascades against boulders before plunging into a natural pool and dividing into small streamlets that flow through the forest. The walk to the waterfall is a three to four hour journey connected by a scenic hiking trail that passes over several small wooden bridges. The waterfall is surrounded by characteristic terrain of tree roots and moss-colored rocks.

Te Tapui Scenic Reserve

The Te Tapui Scenic Reserve is home to two peaks, Te Tapui and Maungakawa. The Te Tapui Loop Track climbs up to Maungakawa via a trail that passes a lookout tower that provides incredible views of the Kaimai Ranges and Firth of Thames. The entire loop is 2.5 miles and usually takes approximately four hours to complete.

Matamata-Piako District Heritage Trail

This 3.3 mile trail follows the Old Te Aroha Road, which once served gold miners and their families. The hike takes around an hour and 40 minutes, and passes through the town’s parks, gardens, and several historical sites, including the Waiorongomai Valley mines, where you’ll see the remnants of gold mining tracks and carts, the Gordon Creamery (which shut down in 1920), and memorials to the sites of a plane crash and a train tunnel collapse. You’ll also pass by a number of waterfalls and hot springs where you can take a break and explore.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the most popular amenities for Guesthouse Rentals in Matamata?

    Enhance your stay in our Guesthouse Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with wifi, over 10 homes with free parking, over 10 homes with air conditioning, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Do house rentals in Matamata have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with air conditioning in Matamata. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Matamata?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 20 vacation rentals in Matamata featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Matamata?

    Matamata has more than 30 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do house rentals in Matamata have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with wifi in Matamata. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Matamata have a kitchen?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with a kitchen in Matamata. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Matamata?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Matamata. Choose from more than 10 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • How much does it cost to stay in guesthouse rentals in Matamata?

    Experience the best of Matamata with our guesthouse rentals, starting at about $50 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

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