Home Stays & Farm Stays

Art House B&B

We are just 9 minutes drive from Matamata.   Our setting is delightful amid the soft contoured, gently rolling countryside  with lovely views of Mt. Te Aroha and the Kaimai Ranges. You’ll find ArtHouse B&B offers a quiet and restful country stay but is close to excellent restaurants, cafes and shopping in the small village of Matamata. We promise you a unique stay – culture in the country!


Blue Gum Chalet

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A peaceful self-contained chalet with it's own deck set on a working dairy farm.  A beautiful rural outlook to the Kaimai Ranges and only 9 minutes drive to Matamata's cafes, restaurants and shops. 

A continental breakfast tray delivered for you to prepare at your convenience in the fully equipped kitchen.

An extra room inside the house is available alongside the Chalet to accommodate for larger groups.

Buckland BnB

With your own separate & luxurious accommodation set away from the main house means you can arrive & unwind in a lovely country setting. Private self-contained unit with kitchenette, microwave, fridge, toaster & tea/coffee facilities with your own courtyard. King bed, ensuite, dining area, Sky TV & free Wifi. Continental breakfast provided.

3kms on the same road to ever popular Hobbiton & an easy 7 min drive to Matamata township & restaurants.

We are close to Cambridge (20 mins) & 40 mins from Tauranga & Rotorua.

Your hosts Tracy & Kevin


Camellia Cottage

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Hosts Bill and Jane Ewen. Self-contained cottage with two rooms. One room with 2 single beds and another with a King sized bed (which can be split into singles). Quiet pretty cottage in garden setting with rural views. Situated 6kms from Matamata. TV, Sky, DVD and Wi-Fi. Farm animals include a pet sheep, calves, ponies, and cats. Non-smoking.

Chestnut Lane Cottage B&B

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This lovely self-contained cottage with beautiful country views is five minutes drive to Matamata town centre and 10 minutes drive to Hobbiton.

The cottage has a lounge area that opens out onto a deck with stunning views, has an open plan kitchen area.  The bedroom has a queen size bed, walk-in wardrobe and separate bathroom (with shower).  There is free wireless internet connection

We also have 2 double bedrooms in the main house with large private lounge room, large bathroom with shower and bath tub, separate toilet.

Your hosts, Kathleen and John, look forward to meeting you.

de Preaux Lodge

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Host: Ian and Joy Diprose.

A tranquil haven, de Preaux Lodge is set against a backdrop of stunning scenery and is located only 5km from Matamata.

Nestled away in some of Matamata’s richest pastureland and not far from the spectacular Kaimai ranges, their beautiful New Zealand farm stay offers so much more than luxury accommodation and excellent service.

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast and an informative farm walk. Meals are locally sourced or grown on the farm. Have the chance to feed the sheep Cookie, Sparkles and Daisy their gingernuts (cookies).

Our luxury accommodation caters for singles, couples, families or groups up to 12.

DHomestay Bed and Breakfast

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Our modern, high quality B&B accommodation is set on a 3 ha property.

The home is modern and spacious with views of surrounding hills and farmland. DHomestay B&B has the perfect location to break your journey or for a weekend retreat.

Just a 10 minute drive from Matamata. Very close to all local attractions and within easy travelling distance to other places to explore in the region.

Facilities and Features: 4 comfortable Guest Rooms, all areas are on ground level and accessible, car parking, furnished terraces, BBQ area, Spa, gardens, children are welcome, several animals are on the property; meet our cats, chicken, cattle, and sheep. Dinner by Request.

Eldonwood Bed and Breakfast

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Eldonwood is boutique Waikato accommodation nestled at the base of the scenic Kaimai Ranges in the small rural town of Matamata. 

Hosts: Willie and Faye

Fiona Homestay

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Fiona Homestay is located in a nice, peaceful, rural area with bush walks, a  golf course and hot pools at the doorstep.

Firth Street Mews

Firth Street Mews is a boutique Bed and Breakfast facility

Ensuite, King Size bed, Beautiful bed linen, TV/DVD, Free Wifi, iPod Docking Station, Afternoon tea on arrival, Continental Breakfast and Off-Street parking. 

Your comfort is our priority


Highllyn B&B

Highllyn is a lovely modern home providing luxury accommodation in a tranquil countryside setting with mountain views and stunningly beautiful sunsets. Exclusive use of the ‘East Wing’. Relax in the library, play the piano or join your hosts in the large open-plan living area and sit by the open fire in winter. Sky TV. You may wish to sit outdoors and enjoy star-gazing.

1 x king and 2 x king-single with a private bathroom.

Free wi-fi.

Situated 6 minutes’ drive west of Matamata. 

Bed & Breakfast for singles, couples or groups of four.

Robert and Pauline look forward to welcoming you into their home.


Kaimai Sunset Bed and Breakfast

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Set in 1 acre of cottage gardens with extensive views of the Kaimai ranges and lush farmland. 10 minutes to centre of Matamata township.

Self contained warm unit includes ensuite and kitchenette with microwave and fridge and tea making facilities. Queen sized bed and double futon sofa bed. TV and DVD, undercover parking. Trout fishing river nearby and bush walks.

Kiwi Cottage

A warm welcome to Kiwi Cottage, Matamata. A stylish self contained apartment, secured from the main living provides accommodation options.
Enter through a private courtyard into a large open plan lounge, dining and fully equipped kitchenette.
TV, DVD player, dart board and free Wifi for entertainment.
The lounge has a double sofa bed, plus a pullout king size single bed.
Upstairs offers a king size bed, en suite and walkin wardrobe, plus a small extra sofa bed. The hotel style room opens onto a balcony with great views. On a clear day the views includes the Kaimai Ranges and beautiful sunsets over the Peria Hills. 
Off street parking, room for a motor home. 
Continental breakfast included.


Maungakawa Views New Zealand Farmstays

2017 Trip Advisor certificate of excellence.

Our guests tell us time and time again that what we are offering, is to them a unique experience, a proper farm stay and friendly hospitality.

A real working farm, contact with the animals, fabulous views and wide open spaces, living with your hosts, all your meals provided,

an opportunity to experience life in the countryside.

We look forward to hearing from you,



McKenzie Farmstay

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Welcome to Matamata's McKenzie Farm Stay, where you will enjoy relaxing in the tranquil surroundings of the well-appointed accommodation in rural Matamata. In true farm stay tradition soak in the pristine farmland with views stretching to the magnificent Kaimai ranges, while observing the cattle and sheep on this 30 acre working farm.

In the six bedroom Matamata homestead you will feel at home as you are welcomed by the McKenzie family.

The gentle rolling landscape will enchant you as you take time out in the beauty and character of the gardens. Sit and contemplate in the outdoor areas or meander around the lush green lawn. Enjoy a game of tennis on the private tennis court in the warmth of the day or the cool of night.

Located an easy 5 minutes drive (transfers available) from the charming township of Matamata where you can spend time exploring the cafes or take a tour of the popular Hobbiton movie set used in filming of The Lord of the Rings.

Moss Farmstay

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Stunning home situated on a lifestyle block 10kms SE of Matamata, under the Kaimai Ranges.

Two storeyed newly renovated with 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Complete with swimming pool and spa. Trout river running through the property also. So private with no neighbours looking in.  Tauranga (25 mins) and Rotorua (40 mins), Hamilton (40 mins), and Lake Karapiro (15 mins) drive!
A comfortable home complete with central heating, air conditioning, ceiling fans in bedrooms and a fireplace. Also great bush walks nearby and a trout stream running through the property. Across the road is our 500 cow working dairy farm.

Ngapuke Station

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A 600 acres dry stock farm, 8kms from Matamata.

Four super king bedrooms, one queen bedroom and two single rooms in the house with your own bathroom. 

The property also has a swimming pool.

Breakfast Included. Dinner Options Available.

Okoroire Lodge

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Your hosts, Lyn Chilcott and Terry Quin, welcome you to Okoroire Lodge - a peaceful rural paradise.

During your stay, if you have time, a stroll through the beautiful grounds is recommended. We have an interesting collection of animals to meet and plenty of peaceful outdoor areas for you to enjoy a good book.

We offer two well appointed double rooms with share toilet and bathroom. Laundry facilities are also available.

Continental breakfast is included and tea and coffee making facilities are available at all times.

Come stay with us and relax with Sky TV and enjoy the warmth of a wonderful log fire.

River 'n' Range

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River 'n' Range is situated on a lifestyle block under the Kaimai Range and overlooks the Waihou River. Brian and Mel live in a self-designed three bedroom "cottage" styled home which offers ample privacy to its guests. They are avid collectors of NZ art. Nature beckons at your doorstep with a variety of beautiful bush walks nearby. Conquer the North Islands highest waterfall "Wairere" and cast your eyes over the Waikato.

Rurally peaceful and within 10 minutes drive from Matamata township. Golf course and hot mineral pools 4km down the road. 35 minutes to Hobbiton, and lovely beaches and cycle trails are within an hour's drive. 

Rolling Views B&B

Superb bed and breakfast accommodation for two adults. Only 8 minutes drive to Hobbiton or Matamata. Come experience wonderful views in rural surroundings.

Facility: Private 42m2 luxury unit, Comfortable queen bed, Sky TV, WiFi, Outdoor seating, Fully equipped kitchen.

Enjoy a self made breakfast with food provided


Southern Belle Orchard

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Just five minutes from town centre, with beautiful country views on a feijoa orchard. Self-contained stylish living area, with heating / air-conditioning. Kitchen, spacious bathroom, queensize bed, double sofa bed and child’s bed. Enjoy a relaxing walk around the orchard and use of the spa pool.

The Cottage

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Self contained room and bathroom.

Hosted by Jo Wills at her farm cottage located 8km's from town, directly under a waterfall and the Kaimai Ranges. Close to thermal hot pools. Transport available by arrangement. Guests must like dogs and horses and have a sense of humour!

The Old School

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A unique property, The Old School is a re-purposed country school converted to a comfortable family home.

With approximately 2 acres of school grounds and a horse paddock, there is plenty of space.

A cooked breakfast can be included if booked in advance. 

Two course dinners and packed lunches can be provided with costs available at the time of booking.

Accommodation in the main School building comprises a queen room, single room and sofa bed in the family room, all sharing the boys' bathroom.

Accommodation in the Barn includes a queen and another sofa bed with ensuite.

The Rocks

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This is a stand-alone, brand new 3-bedroom property. Whilst situated on a working dairy farm, you will find yourself in a picturesque and restful setting. The house has been designed to incorporate not only the joys of rural living, but also the treat of classic style and comfort.

Situated in the beautiful Hinuera Valley of the Waikato, “The Rocks” is given its name by the spectacular, Ignimbrite* rocks that carve the Valley.

With these beautiful and historic rocks running through the back of our farm, it seemed unfair not to be able to share them with you all. Gaze over some of New Zealand’s most incredible natural features while relaxing in comfort and style.


The Rocks offers the entire house for you and your guests to enjoy. Which includes;


3 double bedrooms* 

Bathroom, separate toilet, ensuite

All amenities

Cleaning and Booking fees


* Bedrooms can be made up as 3x twin rooms, or
2x kings and 1x twin.

Travellers Rest

Travellers Rest NZ is a 14 minute walk (1.1km) to the Matamata i-site where the Hobbiton bus and public transport arrives and departs from each day. Approx. 200 mtrs on to food outlets and shops. Close to parks, scenic walks, it is a 10 minute drive to Hobbiton or to the Mineral Hot Springs and very central with a 1 hour drive to Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, Rotorua, Hamilton, 1 1/2 hours to Taupo. Great accommodation for couples, business travellers, and families (with kids).


Tudor Park Country Stay B&B

Half a kilometre from Matamata on 5.8 hectares of park-like grounds. Enclosed outdoor spa, BBQ, tennis court, spacious living areas, Sky TV. Honeymoon suite, two queen rooms (1xTwin Room with 2 King Singles and 1x Room with Queen Bed) and a quad room (2x double beds).

Numerous farm animals to see. Close to the Hobbiton Movie Set.


Tui Cottage

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Situated in lush Waikato farmland, we offer fully seperate, self-contained country accommodation with a touch of luxury. We have a queen bed in a bedroom downstairs and can accommodate an additional two guests on a bed settee upstairs. A modern, fully equipped kitchen including a washing machine.

Villa Walton B&B

Hosts: Chris and Diane

A unique experience in a beautiful setting overlooking the Kaimai Ranges set on a 400 acre dairy farm in the quaint township of Walton; providing a quiet getaway in a beautiful 110 year old villa or the Boiler House.

The villa has undergone extensive renovations and five rooms are available within the villa itself. The Boiler House is self-contained and has its own private garden and facilities.

We provide home baking, cooked breakfast, morning and afternoon tea's and evening meals on request.

Located 11 minutes from Matamata.

Come join us for a great stay and experience our lovely villa and enjoy our hospitality.



Wairere Falls Farm Cottage

Wairere Falls farm cottage offers fully self-contained accommodation on a 200 cow working dairy farm which borders the Wairere Stream with exquisite views of the Wairere Falls in the dramatic Kaimai Ranges, and guests are welcome to explore. The cottage is walking distance (transport is also available on request) to the Wairere Falls track and many other exciting walks are close by.


Walnut Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Less than 5 mins drive from Matamata Township and under 15 mins drive from Hobbiton Movie Set; Walnut Lodge Bed & Breakfast is situated on 1.4 hectares. Enjoy the rural setting with views to Kaimai ranges and rolling countryside with beautiful sunsets. You will get a real sense of relaxation.

Available are 2 studio's with their own bathroom, kitchenette, separate spacious living room and dining & contemporary in design with all the modern comforts.