InterCity® operates daily buses from Hamilton to Matamata. The bus trip from Hamilton to Matamata takes approximately one hour.

Buses to Matamata depart from platforms A – D, Hamilton Transport Centre, on the corner of Bryce and Anglesea Street. They arrive in Matamata outside the i-SITE, 45 Broadway.

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About Matamata

Matamata is a small rural town located in the Waikato region. The town of Matamata is well known for its dairy farming heritage and its thoroughbred horse breeding. 

A private farm just outside Matamata became the location where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies were filmed. The movie set tours for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have made Matamata a popular visitor destination attracting tourists from all over the world.

East of the town, you can discover Wairere Falls, which are the North Island’s highest waterfalls standing at over 153 metres. The Wairere Falls offer walking tracks that showcase the natural scenery.

You can take a cheap bus tour to Hobbiton with InterCity.