Destination guide

The friendly area of Matamata awaits your stay

Enjoy the opera and other features of Matamata. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the local tours, coffeehouses and cheese shops. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Matamata a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Matamata

The nearest airport is in Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.), located 22.6 mi (36.3 km) from the city center. 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Matamata?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 24 house rentals around Matamata. From 5 Houses to 2 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Matamata is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Matamata?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Matamata. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hobbiton Movie Set: 67 home rentals
  • Founders Park: 100 home rentals
  • Wairere Falls: 94 home rentals
  • Firth Tower Museum: 112 home rentals
  • Off Road NZ: 328 home rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Matamata?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 5 Houses in Matamata. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Matamata include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 9 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 9 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Matamata?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation homes with pool available in Matamata.