Firth Tower Overnight Camping

Firth Tower Overnight Camping


26 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

2 Matamata

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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


Matamata-Piako District Council

Local government organisation


North IslandWaikatoMatamata


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


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Minion mobile

Ranking: 10/10

A fantastic place to stay. Heaps of Spence for a large camper. Powered sites were only $12 a night. Clean toilets. Very safe place to stay with kids.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Kate Shields


Ranking: 9/10

So beautiful and quiet! The site is level and cheap! We paid $12 for powered site, it says you need to be there by 4pm but they had an after hrs kiosk to put your money in so you can get there later. You need to back up to the power boxes so other people can use them too. It was very busy so don't get there too late if you want power otherwise it was a big spot so you will still find room. Toilets were open all night and nice and clean.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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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 over 2 years 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 about 3 years 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 over 3 years 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 over 3 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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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 over 3 years ago

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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Cymen Crick