There are numerous activities in Matamata and surrounding districts to suit all types.
Golf, Tramping, Hot Mineral Pools, Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tours, Boating / Kayaking / Jetski / Cruise, Matamata Airfield, Matamata Racecourse, Arts, Firth Tower & Museum and more..
Matamata & Walton golf courses are both attractive 18-hole courses. There are 7 golf courses within 30min drive. Find out more.
The district offers numerous walks for all ages. The two-stage walk to view the Wairere Falls, which is set amongst the bush of the Kaimai Ranges. Each stage takes about 45 minutes to reward you with spectacular views of the falls and the whole district. Find out more.
HOT MINERAL POOLS
Drive 3 minutes to the Opal Hot Springs or 25 minutes drive to the Te Aroha Mineral Spa Bath House for a private spa. Find out more.
HOBBITON MOVIE SET & FARM TOURS
Take a guided tour to a working sheep farm where parts of The Lord of the Rings trilogy were filmed. See the hobbit holes. Find out more.
Visit Lake Karapiro 15 minutes away for a day on the water. Kayaks available to hire on the lake or book a lake cruise. Find out more.
MATAMATA SKY DIVING & AIRFIELD
A short drive for gliding and skydiving. Find out more.
Watch some of New Zealand’s finest race horses train in the early mornings. Find out more.
FIRTH TOWER & MUSEUM
1.5km walk to get an insight into the area’s colonial farming activities. Find out more.
HAURAKI CYCLE TRAIL
37km cycle trail from Te Aroha to Tower Road, Matamata. Find out more.
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