Thinking of moving to the Matamata-Piako District?
The Matamata-Piako district has something for everyone . There’s all the benefits of living in a small town, such as safe communities, free parking and no traffic lights, but it's close enough to Hamilton and Tauranga to enjoy the city life. The district is just over 30 minutes to the beach, only 90 minutes to Auckland and a few hours from the ski fields - why wouldn't you want to work in such a central district with so much to offer?
The Matamata-Piako District covers 175,000 hectares in the central Waikato and is well known for dairy farming and thoroughbred racing industry. The district has a population of 35,000 people, over 56% live in one of the three main towns - Matamata, Morrinsville and Te Aroha.
Major attractions include Mount Te Aroha (952m high) and the stunning Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park, that host a range of day walks or overnight tramps. At the foot of the mountain is the Mokena Geyser (the only natural hot soda water geyser in the world), and the historic Te Aroha Domain, featuring the Te Aroha Mineral Spas.