There are numerous activities in Matamata and the surrounding districts to suit everyone

Golf

Fully self contained, sleeps up to 4. Separate bedroom with a super king and two king single beds in the living room

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Hobbition Movie Set and 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.

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Baoting/Kayaking/Jetski/Lake 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.

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Hauraki Rail Trail

37km cycle trail from Te Aroha to Tower Road, Matamata.

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Firth Tower Museum

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

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Matamata Skydiving and Airfield

A short drive for gliding and skydiving

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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.

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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.

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Matamata Racecourse

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

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Arts

Numerous artists in the district are keen to show their works or visit the Wallace Gallery 25 minutes drive away

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