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Top things to do and see in Matamata

Matamata is a provincial Waikato town in New Zealand with a populace of around 12,000. It is found close to the base of the Kaimai Ranges, and is a flourishing cultivating zone known for Thoroughbred stallion reproducing and preparing chases. Here is the list of things to do:

1. Bilbeau Waggins

Bilbeau Waggins

They offer a novel experience for family and companions to go in extravagance down Matamata's Historical Centennial Drive in restored reproduction LOTR themed Horse Drawn Landau Carriage.

3. Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Tours are accessible from The Shires Rest Cafe and Rotorua to the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The set is the way you will be seeing it in the new movie, The Hobbit. Tours leave from the Matamata.

5. Kaimai Cheese Cafe

Kaimai Cheese Cafe

Kaimai Cafe make cheeses with offer of excellent coffee shop. The Kaimai building is a reproduction of an old memorable 1920's Butter Factory. Unwind and revel in a ravishing dinner or nibble, watch the cheddar making procedure and buy some of their thrilling cheddar or gourmet things.

2. Firth Tower Museum

Firth Tower Museum

Appreciate the quiet climate of museum arrangements, wide gardens and shady trees. Cookout under the revered oaks or take a walk. Take a trip of life through their exhibition hall presentations housed in 13 structures.

4. Opal Hot Springs

Opal Hot Springs

Arranged six kilometres out of Matamata, Opal Hot Springs is well regarded as a mainstream common mineral pools complex. Offering a full extend of settlement from independent motel units to campervan, train and tent destinations. All set in 15 plot of land nearby Matamata Golf Course.

Matamata is an unquestionable requirement check whether you're a Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fan. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and appreciate the town's impress. A number of great farmstays and farm tours are also on offer in Matamata. Just east of town you can discover the North Island’s highest waterfalls, Wairere Falls, which are a spectacular sight plunging 153m. The Wairere Falls walking track showcases a diverse range of natural scenery and from the lookout you can see magnificent views over the valley and the Waikato Plains

Related content: Map of Matamata(Auckland)