Activities to do in Matamata
Firth Tower Museum
- 266 Tower Road
- p (07) 888 8369
- w www.firthtower.co.nz/
Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of our gardens, wide lawns and shady trees. Picnic under the venerable oaks or take a stroll. Learn something of life in a more leisured age through our museum displays housed in 13 buildings.
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Guided daily tours are available ex Matamata, The Shires Rest Cafe and Rotorua to the original Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The set is how you will be seeing it in the new films, The Hobbit. Tours depart from the Matamata i-SITE or from The Shire.
New Zealand Aviation
Situated at the Waharoa Airfield, the New Zealand Aviation trains for private pilots licences plus all other cortication required for CAA licences. Phone for an appointment to discuss your requirements.
Daily Trial Flights from $80.00pp.
Opal Hot Springs
Situated six kilometres out of Matamata, Opal Hot Springs is well known as a popular natural mineral pools complex. Offering a full range of accommodation from self-contained motel units to campervan, caravan and tent sites. All set in 15 acre park-like grounds, adjacent to Matamata Golf Course.
Piako Gliding Club
- p (07) 888 5972
- w www.glidingmatamata.co.nz
Up-drafts from the Kaimai Ranges create ideal conditions for gliding, making Matamata a world-renowned gliding site. Scenic flights are available by arrangement.
Flying Weekends and Wednesdays.
Swim Zone Matamata
- Meura Street, Matamata
- p 07-888 4899
- w www.swimzonepools.co.nz
All year round
Indoor Pool - We have a 25m indoor pool that is heated all year round. This pool is multi-use and has a lift for disabled access to and from the pool
Spa - Our spa is kept maintained at 38 degrees - the ideal temperature for a relaxing soak.
Sauna - Saunas are not only very relaxing and soothing after exercise, but are also believed to help ease symptoms of arthritis.
Qualified lifeguards - All of our pools are supervised by qualified lifeguards.
Outdoor Pool - Our second 25m pool is heated and located outside. It is open between Nov and March for the public and supervised by lifeguards.
Dive Pool - The 2.74m deep dive pool is designed for jumping, bombing and diving. With a trampoline and a bombing platform this pool is loads of fun for kids of all ages!
Matamata Gun Club
Matamata Clay Target Gun Club Inc.
Advanced bookings are required.
Mangawhero Road, Matamata