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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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Facts and Stats for Matamata*

  • Pollution Statistics in Matamata

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

    • Air Pollution 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Matamata: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Matamata for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Matamata.

    • Burglary and Theft 35 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 10 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 20 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 20 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 40 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40 (Moderate)
  • Living in Matamata - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Matamata is 187.82 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 74.06 (High)
    • Climate Index 98.04 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 19.9 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.2 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 60.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.52 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 93.05 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Matamata

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.29 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.56 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 54.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 102.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 81.38 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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