Matatā Campsite

Matatā Campsite


34 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 33.

Sahmay's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This is such a cute campsite with the most lovely camp host called Raewyn. She was so accommodating and helpful and we really staying there. For only 8 dollars a night this is such a steal, the hot showers are $1 for four mins and really clean and hot. The bathrooms are kept lovely and tidy. There is freah water available and sinks to wash dishes. There was also a compost bin when we were there which was awesome.

There is no kitchen facilities or sheltered area to cook, but that wasn't expected and the campsite is sheltered by a sand dune so it's fine to cook outside :)

There's also a nice walk along to the lagoon and pukeko roaming all around. Would and are planning to stay here again!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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 8 months ago

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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 over 1 year ago

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 over 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 over 2 years ago

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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 over 3 years ago

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 over 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 about 5 years ago

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