Firth Tower Overnight Camping

Firth Tower Overnight Camping



24 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

31 Dump Station

87 Freedom Camping

2 Matamata




The Firth Tower Museum carpark allows overnight stopovers for a small fee of $5. Power is available for up to six motorhomes (an additional $5 per night), use of the dump station is also available for an additional $5.
There are no shower facilities. You can collect the key to toilets and/or power if you arrange your stay before 4pm - phone 07 888 8369.


Feature Value Info


North IslandWaikatoMatamata


  • Public Parks
  • Freedom Camping
  • Public Toilets
  • Dump Station



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Mik Jennings

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Sept 19. Does exactly what it says on the tin. It's a car park with some power stations available if required. $12 for powered when we were there and they work on an honesty system (even providing envelopes for posting the cash). Clean toilet available 24 hours. Sadly the museum was closed as it' looked quirkily interesting. Good staging point for Matamata.

Reviewed 18 days ago

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Marion & Leonie

Ranking: 10/10

Stayed two nights, each night 6$, really friendly people working at the museum and public toilets were good! Thank you!

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Sam & Mal

Ranking: 10/10

Stopped here one night heading for Hobbiton. Great site, clean & quiet. $6 non power $12 powered, clean toilets open all night, fresh clean water supply. We both really liked this site, spoke to staff in the morning who are enlarging the site, really helpful. Stay here for a relaxing night. Top marks!!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Patricio Vidal

Ranking: 10/10

Before heading to Hobbiton, we stayed here for a night in one of the eight powered sites for a really reasonable amount of money (can't recall the actual value we paid). We had access to a very clear public toilet, and almost nobody was spending the night there, so we basically had the (public) place for ourselves.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Steffi's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Quiet place
6 $ for one night
The Public toilets are clean.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Bman's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Good location. Honour system payment. Get in early (before 4pm) to secure a spot. No showers, suitable bathroom and a picnic area. Would recommend.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Emma Higgins


Ranking: 9/10

$12 flat rate for a powered vehicle is a bargain, but be cautious as there is only room for a maximum of 6 powered vehicles. The toilets were open all night but no showers. Walked the grounds of Firth Tower Museum for free the next day, a very beautiful place to check out.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

May's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

A quiet place with clean toilet. If you are early enough, you can have access to see their beautiful buildings.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Nick Morrison

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