Today, Matamata consists mainly of rolling green hillsides and farmland. It is known for its breeding of Thoroughbred horses, as well as being the location of "Hobbiton," a filming set for the Lord of the Rings movies, which is kept intact today as a popular tourist destination.
People Born in Matamata
Matamata in People's Lives
Viggo Mortensen: Though I didn't have any scenes here, I visited around 2000 with other co-stars of The Lord of the Rings.