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i-SITE Gatehouse Visitor Centre




Matamata is a rural town nestled at the base of the scenic Kaimai Ranges...

It is well known for its thoroughbred industry, dairy farming heritage, and historic Firth Tower Museum.

Centrally situated, Matamata offers a range of walking and tramping options, golf courses, and an extensive selection of Cafés, and Accommodation options.

Hamilton is the nearest city and international airport.

Since the launch of the Lord of the Rings movies and the subsequent opening of the Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, Matamata has become a vibrant visitor destination, attracting visitors from all over the world.

The i-SITE office serves as the departure point for tours of the movie set.


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Matamata Festival of Flowers 2016

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Matamata iSite Gatehouse

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Matamata Santa Parade

Saturday 5th December at 11am