Matamata Tourism

Matamata /ˈmætəˌmætə/ is a rural Waikato town in New Zealand with a population of around 7,500. It is located near the base of the Kaimai Ranges, and is a thriving farming area known for Thoroughbred horse breeding and training pursuits. It is part of the Matamata-Piako District, which takes in the surrounding rural areas as well as Morrinsville and Te Aroha. State Highway 27 and the Kinleith Branch railway run through the town. A nearby farm was the location for the Hobbiton Movie Set in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. The New Zealand government decided to leave the Hobbit holes built on location as tourist attractions, since they were designed to blend seamlessly into the environment. During the interim period filming The Return of the King and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey they had no furniture or props, but could be entered with vistas of the farm viewed from inside them. A "Welcome to Hobbiton" sign has been placed on the main road. In 2011 parts of Hobbiton began to close in preparation for the three new movies based on the first Tolkien novel, The Hobbit.

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Planning a vacation to Matamata in New Zealand? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Raglan, New Zealand. Raglan is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Waiheke Island, Sky Tower, Devonport. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Raglan Airfield. A holiday in Matamata can generally be of 1-2 days.

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  • Know the pollution level of Matamata before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 32.14 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Matamata for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Matamata.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 20.83 (Low)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70.83 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20.83 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Matamata is 187.33 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 75.49 (High)
    • Climate Index 98.04 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 15.81 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.53 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 60.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.99 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 89.12 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Matamata

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.28 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.31 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.74 USD

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