Travelling Around Matamata New Zealand

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Are you a fan of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings? If so, travelling around Matamata New Zealand will be your opportunity to witness the living Hobbit village. Of course, such village is not the only thing you can expect from this place. There are geysers, lakes, falls, etc. you can enjoy as you travel around as well. Matamata is actually a rural Waikato town of New Zaeland. It has farming area for horse breeding and training pursuits.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Since Matamata New Zealand is famous for its living Hobbit village, let’s talk about the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour first. From Matamata of New Zealand, you will leave by bus and go through lots of green hills of farmland for around 20 minutes until you arrive in the Hobbit movie setting. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by cute little furry sheep. You will have to follow the small path and go through the trees.

Passing the hedges with funny shape, you will then witness the first Hobbit hole. I am sure that you will get the feeling of the Shire, the Hobbit village. The setting is left like how it is in the film. There are more than 40 Hobbit homes you will get the chance to see in Matamata New Zealand. Not to mention, you will even witness directly the Bag End, Bilbo Baggins’ house in the Shire. It is a real experience that you will never forget.

Wairere Falls Track

Located in 25 minutes south of Te Aroha, Kaimai, Mamaku Forest Park, you will find this two-stage-drop falls that is 153m high. Walking through the forest and following Wairere stream over the bridges and boulders with huge moss will give you a great view of nature in Matamata New Zealand. If you carry on walking to the lookout, you will get a good view of the highest falls in North Island. If you even reach the top of the falls, there is majestic view of Waikato plains await.


Travelling around Matamata in New Zealand won’t be complete without visiting Rotorua. Rotorua is where you will find the world’s famous limestone formations of Waitomo. You will be able to enjoy the magical glowworms of Waitomo as well. There, you will be able to find many lakes, rivers, springs, and healing mineral pools. It is the center of Maori culture. There areTe Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute and the geysers of Te Whakarewarewa valley that are worth to visit when travelling around Matamata New Zealand.

*** Matamata New Zealand has been a good choice for travelling plan with it having Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, Wairere Falls Track, and Rotorua to visit and enjoy as you wish.

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