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Centennial Drive

Centennial Drive

Centennial Drive is a stunning botanical park that winds its way through the Matamata town centre. The drive was formed in the early 1900's when the settlement of Matamata was divided into sections, leaving a 40 metre wide plantation reserve - over time this reserve was planted and developed into Centennial Drive. The drive is now managed and maintained by a committee of volunteers with contributions from Council.

The drive is a stunning short walk, with lots of great spots to stop and picnic, or simply wander through and admire the range of features including gardens, a water feature and a variety of trees from all around the world. Note that as Centennial Drive is a park, there is no formed track or walking path - people generally walk along the road or grass.


Centennial Drive can be accessed either from Broadway or Tainui Street,



Time 20 mins
Distance 1km
Conveniences Park benches, picnic tables and car parking areas
Special Attractions Stunning water features, gardens and trees


Centennial Drive Map