Local Activities


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..

 

 

GOLF

Matamata & Walton golf courses are both attractive 18-hole courses. There are 7 golf courses within 30min drive.
Golf activities  - Matamata accommodation - Tower Road Motel

 

 

TRAMPING

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.

Tramping activities  - Matamata accommodation - Tower Road Motel

 

 

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.

Hotpool  activities  - Matamata accommodation - Tower Road Motel

 

 

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.

Hobbiton tour  activities  - Matamata accommodation - Tower Road Motel

 

 

BOATING/KAYAKING/JETSKI/CRUISE

Visit Lake Karapiro 15 minutes away for a day on the water. Kayaks available to hire on the lake or book a lake cruise.

Boating activities  - Matamata accommodation - Tower Road Motel

 

 

MATAMATA  SKY DIVING & AIRFIELD

A short drive for gliding and skydiving.

Skydiving activities  - Matamata accommodation - Tower Road Motel

 

 

MATAMATA RACECOURSE

Watch some of New Zealand’s finest race horses train in the early mornings.

Horse racing activities  - Matamata accommodation - Tower Road Motel

 

 

ARTS

Numerous artists in the district are keen to show their works.

Art activities  - Matamata accommodation - Tower Road Motel

 

 

FIRTH TOWER & MUSEUM

1.5km walk to get an insight into the area’s colonial farming activities.

Museum activities  - Matamata accommodation - Tower Road Motel

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