Experience a Matamata Farmstay

Matamata, Waikato

Matamata is the centre of a large dairying, cattle fattening and sheep farming district. Centrally situated, Matamata offers a range of walking and tramping options, golf courses, and tepid pools.

Since the launch of the Lord of the Rings movies and the Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata has seen many visitors to the town and has become a vibrant visitor destination, attracting visitors from all over the world.

A typical farmstay in this area would be dairy farms, mixed farming (Sheep & Cattle), Horse studs and smaller lifestyle properties with various animals.


  • Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Hot Springs
  • Bush Walks



  • Hamilton - 50 minutes
  • Tauranga & Mount Maunganui - 50 minutes
  • Rotorua - 50 minutes
  • Auckland International Airport - 2 hours




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Matamata Itinerary

Matamata Itinerary

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Matamata is an ideal location for those visitors with limited time. Both locations are within
1 hour from Rotorua, 1 hour from the Waitomo Caves, and around 2 hours from downtown Auckland.

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