Matatā Campsite

Matatā Campsite


33 Rankers Reviews

10 Face-to-Face

1 Edgecumbe


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Matata Camp Ground
Matata Camping Ground details
Camping area located just behind the beach.


A nice little coastal camping site that sits adjacent the the Matata wildlife reserve. A great option for non self contained vehicles.


Feature Value Info


North IslandBay of PlentyEdgecumbe


  • Basic Camping


Showing 8 reviews of 32.

Grubs's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice place, nice people running it, clean and tidy, quiet, good fishing spot, hot shower, well set out, shops 2min walk to local dairy,fish n chips,pub. Chilled relaxed environment.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Jennie's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Clean and well maintained site even during busy weekend. One hot shower, toilets, washing up sinks. Walk right onto the beach. 5 minutes walk to superette and good fish n chip shop!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Jay's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

Friendly staff, clean facilities and drinking water taps.
However, I was disappointed by the "hot" shower, which turned out to be cold.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Courtney's avatar


United States

Ranking: 9/10

Lots of campsites, toilets were basic but clean, showers were 4 minutes for $1, and the staff was really friendly. You are able to walk to the beach right from the sites. Tauranga and Whakatane are both very close and since you have a guaranteed spot, you come and go as much as you want during the day (or night).

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Sarah's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

One of our favourite places we stayed! Staff was so friendly! Very affordable, clean toilets, great shower $1 for 5min (lady said couples/families can go in as a group to save money lol) we were the youngest campers there aside from some small children, definitely not a party scene, everyone was friendly and welcoming, lots of water taps/sinks and a place to do laundry, on top of all that great beach & amazing fish and chip place (aunty and uncles) only a 7 minute walk away, definitely coming back!!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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PGCB's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great little place, great helpful staff. Still the one shower had long ques. Great chippie nearby. Awesome beach. The beach access is popular so possibly expect some noise from late night revellers if close to the entrance.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Michelle Smit


Ranking: 8/10

Nice camping ground set behind the dunes and next to wetlands, with lots of birds. Toilets clean, the one shower very rustic: an outside booth with coin slot set some way away. Plenty of taps and wash troughs, but told that water is only for use on site, not to be used to fill motorhome tanks. Good value at $7pp pn.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Taylor Smith

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

What a lovely setting. So close to the beach, easy access and not too close to the road. Great for the kids. Amenities were lovely and clean and the managers very friendly and obliging. We'll definitely be back. We were only visiting family this time but really appreciated being allowed to drive in and spend the day with them.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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