31 Rankers Reviews
223 Basic Camping
A nice little coastal camping site that sits adjacent the the Matata wildlife reserve. A great option for non self contained vehicles.
North Island ▷ Bay of Plenty ▷ Edgecumbe
Number of tent sites - 40. Camp wardens are on site all year round.
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Friendly staff, clean facilities and drinking water taps.
However, I was disappointed by the "hot" shower, which turned out to be cold.
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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).
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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!!
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.
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.
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.
We have stayed here a couple of times now and just love it ..the place is clean and well organized. Although we are retired and our bus is totally self contained, it's lovely to see a hot shower supplied to others not so lucky so they can put up tents.. not much you can do to improve on this lovely place unless maybe a small playground for kids. We will be back soon. Well done to the people managing it and thank you.
Great place to stay. Facilities very clean and camp hosts friendly and helpful. Was quite busy when we were there but we still enjoyed our stay immensely.
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 😍