Township 6 km south-west of New Plymouth. Ōmatā was established in the first few years of Pākehā settlement of the New Plymouth area. In 1860 the Ōmatā stockade (fort) was built on a hill near the township to protect the local farmers from Māori troops.

Meaning of place name
Ō: place of; mata: quartz. Scores of meanings can be given to mata; it may also be a personal name.

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