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Signal Ridge- Neighbouring Hobbiton, stunning view

Signal Ridge Cottage is a newly renovated and modern little cottage, located on a working dairy farm 14km from Matamata. Neighbouring Hobbiton, and with beautiful views of the Kaimai Ranges, we have all you need for comfort away from home. Enjoy the toast, cereal, yoghurt, eggs, fruit and milk provided for breakfast on the first morning of your stay as well as complimentary tea and coffee. There is a fully equipped kitchen and laundry with washer and dryer for your use.

$104 per night
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Awanui Cottage

Welcome to our self contained Cottage. We offer a studio room located in a Rural setting on a Thoroughbred horse farm with views of the Kaimai Range. Being approximately 5mins drive from Matamata gives you the best of being in the Country and close to a Rural Town offering you excellent Restaurants, Cafes and Shops. We are also about 15mins drive from the film location of Hobbiton. With great views of the Kaimai Ranges you are also 30-40mins drive from Tauranga and Mount Maunganui.

$44 per night
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Di's B&B

Welcome to Di's B&B. Everybody welcome. Private down stairs unit with separate access. 1 bedroom with queen bed and tv 2nd bedroom with 1 large single bed and dinning table. Both rooms have heaters and electric blankets. Separate room with a sofa. Kitchenette with microwave, jug, toaster and fridge. Free unlimited WiFi. Covered parking. Portable cot available on request. 10 min walk to Matamata shops. 10 min drive to Hobbiton. Central to Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua.

$49 per night

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Stay near Matamata's top sights

Photo of Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours
Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours43 locals recommend
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Hobbiton Village24 locals recommend
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Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre3 locals recommend
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Osteria Matamata9 locals recommend
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New World Matamata6 locals recommend
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Redoubt Bar & Eatery16 locals recommend

Vacation cabins with jacuzzis / hot tubs

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Shaftesbury Glade Cottages near Manawaru Village
$95 per night
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Couples standard cabin
$58 per night
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Large standard cabin
$66 per night
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Family standard cabin
$80 per night
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5 Sleeper standard cabin
$76 per night

Pet friendly cabin rentals

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Lone Oak Cabin Nature bathing, solar powered
$141 per night
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Te Waihou Riverside Retreat This is a destination
$142 per night
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Marychurch Rural Cabins
$40 per night
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Private, self contained Cottages
$54 per night

Vacation houses with gardens or backyards

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Comfy, warm accommodation
$34 per night
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Boutique French-Inspired Cottage
$55 per night
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Matamata - In town with a rural outlook!
$76 per night
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Peria Hills Cottage, Matamata- Stunning Views
$114 per night
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A Place in the Paddock
$139 per night
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Karapiro Vista - a homely place with a WOW view
$50 per night
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Central on Shakespeare - Cambridge
$76 per night
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Cheerful 3 bedroom home with wonderful views
$218 per night
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Artists retreat
$38 per night
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Arty home in the country
$44 per night
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Blossoms on Burr St
$54 per night
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Villa 142 - Central and Luxurious
$204 per night

Your guide to Matamata

All About Matamata

Located in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island, Matamata is a small rural town famous for its alpine mountain ranges, rolling farmland, geothermal hot springs, and cascading waterfalls. If that sounds like the backdrop to a blockbuster Hollywood fantasy epic, that’s because it was.

Just outside of Matamata is the tallest waterfall in the North Island, Wairere Falls. Several great hikes crisscross the area, like the Rapurapu Kauri Track or the Hauraki Rail Trail. To learn more about the history of the town, head to the Matamata Heritage Trail, which leads through parks and historical sites, including the 1919 Bank of New Zealand building. Matamata also has a small but growing wine scene, movie-themed souvenirs and handicrafts, and ample entertainment in the form of music and farm festivals.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Matamata?

Since Matamata is found in the southern hemisphere, the city’s summer runs from December to February. These warmer months offer plenty of sunlight to enjoy the numerous festivals that occur here, including the Summer Harvest Festival and the Matamata Historical Society Book Fair. The warmer months are also ideal for outdoor activities like hiking and biking. The city can experience rain no matter what time of year, so it’s best to pack a waterproof outer layer. June through August is the winter season in Matamata. Winters here are wet and cold, but temperatures rarely reach below freezing.


What are the top things to do in Matamata?

Wairere Falls

This 500-foot waterfall cascades against boulders before plunging into a natural pool and dividing into small streamlets that flow through the forest. The walk to the waterfall is a three to four hour journey connected by a scenic hiking trail that passes over several small wooden bridges. The waterfall is surrounded by characteristic terrain of tree roots and moss-colored rocks.

Te Tapui Scenic Reserve

The Te Tapui Scenic Reserve is home to two peaks, Te Tapui and Maungakawa. The Te Tapui Loop Track climbs up to Maungakawa via a trail that passes a lookout tower that provides incredible views of the Kaimai Ranges and Firth of Thames. The entire loop is 2.5 miles and usually takes approximately four hours to complete.

Matamata-Piako District Heritage Trail

This 3.3 mile trail follows the Old Te Aroha Road, which once served gold miners and their families. The hike takes around an hour and 40 minutes, and passes through the town’s parks, gardens, and several historical sites, including the Waiorongomai Valley mines, where you’ll see the remnants of gold mining tracks and carts, the Gordon Creamery (which shut down in 1920), and memorials to the sites of a plane crash and a train tunnel collapse. You’ll also pass by a number of waterfalls and hot springs where you can take a break and explore.