Matamata, NZ

I luckily found a couchsurfing host in Matamata (well in the suburb actually). I didn’t expect it would be in the so this is like a dream come true to me since I’ve been wanting to stay in the farm. 

This is the house! 


Simon gave me this room for 3 nights with an awesome view. I could literally watch the sunset from my bed.



I visited the Wairere Falls which is only around 2km from his house. 

The hike took me an hour and 15 minutes while it only took an hour going down. It was muddy and slippery as you get closer to the top. The view was amazing of course. 


These are the views from the secret place my host told me about on my way to the falls. ūüėČ 


I got to join my host, Simon for his morning routin at the farm. I got to ride on his cool big ass tractor and helped him a little by unwrapping food for the cows. 


While in Matamata, I got to do the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour; https://iamryshel.com/2016/07/05/hobbiton-movie-set-tour/

I had a great weekend here. I learned a lot about farming and the industry’s current situation. My host was amazing who willingly picked me up and drop me off to places. Cooked meals and shared a lot of interesting information. Staying with the locals is really the best way to get that amazing experience while traveling. ūüôā

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