"Matamata - Home to Hobbiton" Top 5 Page for this destination Matamata by ATXtraveler

Matamata Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 124 photos

Matamata was a small sleepy Waikato Region town until the Lord of the Rings livened it up by introducing Hobbiton.

Now it is a common stop on the path from Auckland to Rotorua.

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  • Last visit to Matamata: Aug 2005
  • Intro Written Aug 6, 2005
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2006 at 2:26 PM

    Beautiful countryside for sure. Thanks for sharing Mark!!

  • MommaCarroll's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2005 at 6:34 PM

    Wow... it looks great here.

  • allikat's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2005 at 9:12 PM

    Nice Matamata page Mark - hey, its a lovely town, and very typical of New Zealand.

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2005 at 4:58 AM

    You visited my town!! Hey we weren't entirely unheardof before Lord of the Rings, LOL. Always have been a stop off enroute to Rotorua, there aren't many towns around here. smiles, Pam :-))

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