Hobbiton Tours


See the famous film set of The Hobbits and The Lord of the Ring, free bus from Matamata I site to the Movie set.

Gliding Matamata


Trial flights for the young and old with an experienced instructor, weekends and Wednesdays. See the world from above and enjoy!

Kaimai Cheese Factory


Daily tastings of Kaimai specialty cheeses and fruit pastes and chutneys/relishes at the Kaimai Deli/Store.


Matamata Golf Club


The golf course is open all year round. It’s an all weather course where visitors are made welcome. The Kaimai Ranges provides a wonderful backdrop to the beautifully maintained fairways and greens. A variety of challenges make Matamata a must for all golfers. Carts/clubs available. Holes: 18 par: 71M – 72W. The Matamata Clubhouse is set in a park like setting with magnificant views of the course and countryside from the lounge and dining room windows. Ideal for corporate and social occasions. Reasonable rates for groups. Bar facilites and catering by arrangement.

Walton Golf Club


A special welcome awaits you at Walton Golf Club. Located 5kms off SH27 through the Walton Village. A gem halfway between
Matamata and Morrinsville. The course is an easy walk with well planted attractive trees and well defined fairways and fully irrigated greens. 18 holes, Par 72, 5793m. The Walton Golf Club is renowned for its wonderful hospitality and spacious clubhouse. Social sports clubs very welcome. Ten carts are available on request.

Matamata Racecourse


Destinations outside Matamata

Lake Karapiro – 20 minutes

Tirau – unique shopping and The Castle


Mt Maunganui – beach – 45 minutes


Rotorua – 50 minutes


Te Aroha Mineral Pools – 30 minutes


McLaren Falls Park – 35 minutes


There are several great Walks available in the Matamata area.


Waikato trail rides, cycles long the Waikato river, easy to moderate