A to Z Challenge – Matamata – Town in New Zealand

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Photo Credit Sign in Matamata identifying town as the location where the Hobbiton scenes from the Lord of the Rings were filmed.

Friday, April 15,  M – Matamata

Matamata is a rural Waikato town in New Zealand with a population of around 7,629, 2015 census estimated. .

It is located near the base of the Kaimai Ranges and is a thriving farming area known for thoroughbred horse breeding and training pursuits.

Dairy farming, the predominant rural activity of the district, is associated with sheep farming and cattle fattening.

Matamata is chiefly a servicing and distributing centre. There is a cheese factory in the town.

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Photo CreditHobbiton mill and double-arched bridge.

If you would like to know more about Matamata.

5 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge – Matamata – Town in New Zealand

  1. Hobbiton always seems so tranquil. Hope it’s that way for the people living in Matamata (though unlikely as they aren’t Hobbits with second breakfast and all that). Good luck with the rest of the AtoZchallenge.

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