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Matamata, New Zealand
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Horse And Jockey Inn
Horse And Jockey Inn
7.3 Good
85 Arawa Street, Matamata, New Zealand
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1.0 km from city centre, Matamata 
GoodBased on 548 reviews
7.3

This award-winning inn in Matamata offers free wireless internet, as well as a swimming pool and a sun deck. It is conveniently located for guests wishing to sightsee in the area.

Tower Road Motel
Tower Road Motel
8.8 Excellent
108 Tower Road, Matamata, New Zealand
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2.6 km from city centre, Matamata 
ExcellentBased on 452 reviews
8.8

Tower Road Motel is located in Matamata and features a free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

Matamata Backpackers
Matamata Backpackers
8.8 Excellent
61 Firth Street Matamata, Matamata, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre, Matamata 
ExcellentBased on 555 reviews
8.8

Matamata Backpackers is located in Matamata and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

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Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Matamata:$118/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$25/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Friday
$61 - $171
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$64 - $163
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Horse And Jockey Inn
Horse And Jockey Inn
7.3 Good
85 Arawa Street, Matamata, New Zealand
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1.0 km from city centre,  

This award-winning inn in Matamata offers free wireless internet, as well as a swimming pool and a sun deck. It is conveniently located for guests wishing to sightsee in the area.

$57
Avg. per night
Matamata Backpackers
Matamata Backpackers
8.8 Excellent
61 Firth Street Matamata, Matamata, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre,  

Matamata Backpackers is located in Matamata and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

$76
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Tower Road Motel
Tower Road Motel
8.8 Excellent
108 Tower Road, Matamata, New Zealand
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2.6 km from city centre,  

Tower Road Motel is located in Matamata and features a free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

$125
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Hotel prices in Matamata

2 stars or below

$57 - $182

Opal Hot Springs & Holiday Park

No. 1 most popular

$77
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Firth Street Mews B&B

No. 2 most popular

$182
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Horse And Jockey Inn

Best value

$57
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3 stars

$125 - $189

The House With No Nails

No. 1 most popular

$164
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Matamata Central Motel

No. 2 most popular

$178
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Tower Road Motel

Best value

Tower Road Motel
8.8 Excellent
$125
Avg. per night

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About Matamata

Famed for its “Lord of the Rings” Hobbiton film set, Matamata is a picturesque town at the base of the Kaimai Ranges. It’s also home to a striking tower estate museum and a short drive from the spectacular Wairere Falls.

Things to do

Step into the world of the “Lord of the Rings” at the Hobbiton Movie Set, which was used for the filming of the blockbuster Peter Jackson series. Join a guided tour through the lush pastures of the “Shire” to explore the charismatic Hobbit Holes and the Mill before enjoying a drink at the iconic Green Dragon Inn.

Soak up the magnificent views of the Waikato region at the Wairere Falls, which plunge 153 metres over the Kaimai escarpment. Follow the walking trail through groves of native trees to the waterfall viewing platform, then continue up to the top of the plateau to look back over the valley and plains below.

Delve into the local history at the Firth Tower Museum, which occupies a fortress-like estate built in 1882. Learn about life for early settlers in the region and the construction of the Kaimai railway tunnel, then wander through peaceful gardens with commanding views of the surrounding countryside.

Visit the Wallace Gallery in nearby Morrinsville, which houses New Zealand contemporary art in an old Post Office building. Admire works from the James Wallace Arts Trust collection as well as pieces celebrating the culture of the local iwi tribes.

Getting around

Matamata is a 45-minute drive from Hamilton Airport and is around two hours south of Auckland. The town is small enough to explore on foot, but having your own vehicle is best for accessing the surrounding sights.

Matamata travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Matamata?

    548 reviews rated Horse And Jockey Inn with an average score of 7.3/10. It may also be worth looking into the The House With No Nails, which received a rating of 9.6/10 from 187 reviews. Matamata Central Motel could also be a good option, with a score of 9.1/10 from 354 reviews.