Things To Do

Hobbiton Movie Set

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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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.

Walton Golf Club

Walton Golf Course

Take your time to relax and meet the local people, and unwind on an easy walking course with well planted attractive trees and well defined fairways.




Red Barn


The Red Barn is an iconic Wedding and Function venue in the Waikato. With a secluded setting and views into the distance, this is a unique wedding venue that will give your day that special touch.


 Firth Tower Museum


Firth Tower Museum


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.

Kaimai Cheese Shop

Kaimai Cheese Cafe

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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.

Matamata Sports Centre

Matamata Sports Centre

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!


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