Places to Visit

Matamata is well known for its horse industry and of course the Hobbiton segment of The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed here, however there are a lot of other interesting things to see in addition to visting the Hobbiton settings.

Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tours

Tours depart daily to the beautiful working sheep farm where some of the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy took place.

Wairere Falls

Set amongst the beautiful bush of the Kaimai Ranges, the falls drop 153 meters and are a spectacular sight.

Matamata Airfield

Offers sky diving and gliding

Lake Karapiro

Hire kaiyaks and explore the lakes

Opal Hot Springs

Soak and relax in natural mineral pools

Strathellon Alpacas

See these lovable animals & their fibre for sale


Osteria Da gino restaurant offers Italian dishes and range of dishes to suit all occasions

Firth Tower Estate & Museum

Is a delightful garden setting and houses a collective memory of our community & shows many fascinating exhibits 

Saturday Market

The Market sells local produce & is open every second weekend of every month.