Activities to do in Matamata
Firth Tower Museum
- 266 Tower Road
- p (07) 888 8369
- w http://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.
- 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.
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.
Kaimai Cheese Cafe
A new ‘top shelf’ specialty cheese producer making genuinely ‘natural’ cheeses. The Kaimai building is a replica of an old historic 1920’s Butter Factory. Relax and enjoy a lovely meal or snack, watch the cheese making process, then sample and purchase some of our sensational cheese or gourmet items.
Middle Earth Flying School
Situated at the Waharoa Airfield, the Middle Earth Flying School trains for private pilots licences plus all other cortication required for CAA licences. Phone for an appointment to discuss your requirements.
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.