Find Your Freedom at Matamata Longlands

Matamata Longlands brings together beautiful, affordable brand new designer homes and a ‘lock up and leave’ motorhomers’ paradise in the most peaceful and picturesque setting you can imagine. Over-50s, find your Freedom here!

The Lifestyle

Matamata Longlands is the place to unwind, relax, socialise as much or as little as you want, and ‘lock up and leave’ any time the travel bug gets you!

Located centrally and close to state highway connections, locals including over-50s who have left “the big smoke” know Matamata is a great place to live.

Freedom Lifestyle Villages selected the Longlands property especially for over-50s who want to downsize, free up their money and live a larger life. Matamata Longlands has an internationally renowned heritage as a working farm and boutique weddings and functions venue.

Here you’ll find beautiful designer homes to chill out and relax in – and a social hub comprising our refurbished rustic homestead and function centre, set in beautiful gardens, providing  an abundance of activities and recreational pursuits.

Village Facilities

Our beautifully refurbished function centre and rustic homestead will serve as the Village Centre and social hub, set amongst picturesque green gardens with lined pathways, plenty of seating and a swimming pool for exclusive use by residents. Our character property has a renowned heritage with its previous use as a working farm/international tourist spot and a beautiful weddings and functions venue!

At Matamata Longlands you will also have available:

  • A comprehensive Motorhome parking and washdown area with spaces available for rental;
  • Storage sheds available for rental;
  • Additional recreation shed and workshop for hobbies, music etc;
  • A self-drive Village Van for resident group excursions.

The Village Centre

Matamata Longlands will provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle – with a Village Centre occupying renovated rustic buildings that offer an abundance of activities and recreational pursuits to enjoy with like-minded over-50s.

The Village Centre will house the following:

  • Library and games room
  • Video screen
  • Pool and darts room
  • Commercial grade kitchen and servery
  • Bar area
  • Boutique gymnasium
  • Multiple seating options
  • Outdoor undercover BBQ area
  • Swimming pool
  • Village Office

Papamoa Sands gated motorhome parking/service area.

Motorhomers' Paradise

Matamata Longlands will provide comprehensive, expertly engineered motorhome facilities, to ensure that our residents can enjoy the excellent location that Matamata offers when you want to hit the road and enjoy this facet of your lifestyle!

The motorhome parking and service area will be the largest scale complex yet offered in a New Zealand lifestyle village. Permanent parks for motorhomes and caravans, and storage sheds for extra space, will be available at modest rental fees. The facility includes a covered and lit washdown area with water blaster and dump station, so you can clean and get rid of waste.

Our stringent security (24 hour CCTV, electric gates and keypad entry – for both the Village and Motorhome park) will protect both your home and motorhome assets, so you can ‘lock up and leave’ to travel any time, free of worries.

The Heritage

Prior to our development of Matamata Longlands as a flagship over-50s lifestyle village, the property was internationally renowned as an award-winning restaurant and function centre, specialising in boutique weddings and educational working farm visits. “Beautiful gardens”, “fantastic roast lamb” and “best ice cream ever” were regular reviews.

You’ll feel good vibrations as you go on a regular healthy walk around the Village. We have taken great care to preserve the rustic character buildings, picturesque gardens and as many trees as possible along the beautiful tree-lined entrance that forms your driveway every time you come home to Matamata Longlands!

Township of Matamata

Nestled in the foothills of the scenic Kaimai Ranges visible from Matamata Longlands, the township is central to the Auckland, Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions.

Matamata has been transformed from a rural service centre for the surrounding thriving farming and thoroughbred horse breeding/training activities – to a new, vibrant international tourist destination attracting 100,000s of tourists each year to the Hobbiton Movie Set featured in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Matamata offers a range of walking and tramping options, golf courses, and an extensive selection of cafés and retail outlets are an easy walk from Longlands.

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More Matamata Matters

  • Warm climate, day time temperatures 22-26° summer; 10-16° winter.
  • Great value cost of living compared to major centres.
  • 2 local newspapers: Matamata Chronicle, Matamata Scene.
  • Nearly 200 registered community groups (arts & crafts, sports & recreation, education & training, health & support services).
  • Unique features include hot springs and world-renowned aviation and gliding.
  • While Matamata Longlands’ function centre, gardens and pool are lovingly restored – use the two 25m pools at Swim Zone Matamata!