Destination guide

The friendly area of Matamata awaits your stay

Enjoy the opera and other features of Matamata. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the local tours, coffee shops and cheese shops. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Matamata

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Matamata a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hobbiton Movie Set (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Matamata Golf Club (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Te Waihou Walkway (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Cambridge Raceway (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Avantidrome (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Leveret Estate Winery (18.7 mi / 30.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Matamata

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Matamata is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Founders Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Lake Karapiro (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Mclaren Falls Park (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari (18.6 mi / 30 km)
  • Te Puna Quarry Park (18.6 mi / 30 km)
  • Mokena Geyser (19.8 mi / 31.8 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Matamata

The nearest airport is in Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.), located 22.6 mi (36.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Tauranga (TRG), which is 27.1 mi (43.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Matamata?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 21 holiday lettings near Matamata. From 4 Houses to 2 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Matamata for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Matamata?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Matamata. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Hobbiton Movie Set: 69 holiday lettings
  • Founders Park: 103 holiday lettings
  • Firth Tower Museum: 108 holiday lettings
  • Off Road NZ: 317 holiday lettings
  • Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park: 237 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Matamata listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Matamata?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 4 Houses in Matamata. Our other popular types of Matamata holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 8 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 8 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Matamata?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2 holiday homes with pool available in Matamata. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.