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Private room in Matamata
Double room central Matamata family dinner incl
Comfortable double room in spacious family home. Book it for a single person or for an extra charge for two people . Breakfast and dinner included. Matamata is a great base for you explore our beautiful region. We are central to Tauranga, Rotorua and Hamilton and Hobbiton There are plenty of great hiking trails nearby. Wander our large garden, cuddle our cat and check out our turtles. Do your washing too! Note: you will be sharing our family bathroom which is kept very clean at all times.
$43 per night
Private room in Matamata
Oak Grove BnB
Welcome to Oak Grove BnB a great place for those who want privacy yet we are only a 5 minute walk to the CBD, I-Site Centre, eateries and supermarkets. There's Hobbiton, Wairere Falls, hot pools, cycle tracks (it's only 1.4km from the trail) and loads more. You have a queen bed, tv, air condtioning/heat pump and your own ensuite. You also have your own entrance so you can come and go as you please and your own space to enjoy a cuppa. We also have a lock up shed for bikes if required.
$62 per night
Guesthouse in Matamata
Awanui Cottage
Welcome to our self contained Cottage. We offer a studio room located in a Rural setting on a Thoroughbred horse farm with views of the Kaimai Range. Being approximately 5mins drive from Matamata gives you the best of being in the Country and close to a Rural Town offering you excellent Restaurants, Cafes and Shops. We are also about 15mins drive from the film location of Hobbiton. With great views of the Kaimai Ranges you are also 30-40mins drive from Tauranga and Mount Maunganui.
$56 per night

Stay near Matamata's top sights

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Hobbiton Movie Set station161 locals recommend
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Hobbiton Village41 locals recommend
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Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre8 locals recommend
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Osteria Matamata14 locals recommend
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Redoubt Bar & Eatery21 locals recommend
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New World Matamata14 locals recommend

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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.

When is 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.

What are the 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.