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.
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.
Sept 19. Does exactly what it says on the tin. It's a car park with some power stations available if required. $12 for powered when we were there and they work on an honesty system (even providing envelopes for posting the cash). Clean toilet available 24 hours. Sadly the museum was closed as it' looked quirkily interesting. Good staging point for Matamata.
Marion & Leonie
Stayed two nights, each night 6$, really friendly people working at the museum and public toilets were good! Thank you!
Sam & Mal
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!!
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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.
6 $ for one night
The Public toilets are clean.
Good location. Honour system payment. Get in early (before 4pm) to secure a spot. No showers, suitable bathroom and a picnic area. Would recommend.
$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.
A quiet place with clean toilet. If you are early enough, you can have access to see their beautiful buildings.
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Kim & Gordon
Tried phoning the mobile number but got an answerphone giving another number which we also rang. No answer to that one either. On arrival at site paid the $12 via the honesty box. The toilets were clean and remained unlocked throughout the night.
2 powered sites for $12$ per night. Picnic tables, water. Near to the road. We just stop for eat.
Honour system site with great toilet and water access. Picnic tables under the trees in the courtyard. Very quiet in mid November. Passing traffic but not a problem for us. The tower and grounds are worth a visit. Def go hike at the Wairere Falls a short drive away. Also Hobbiton was great and almost makes me want to watch the films in their entirety!
All you need and very nice
We wish there would be more of such campsites/ carparks in NZ. Power and clean toilets for $12 in total. Matamata is lovely and the campsite is quiet and very nice. We really loved it. Non- self contained friendly !!:) everything we needed.
This site is beautiful! $12 a night for a powered site with toilets and a water source from a hose. The museum is interesting and the site is 5 minutes from New World grocery store. I would recommend this site if you don't need a shower or a dump station.
Compared to parks where we paid $40+ a night this was way better value for money. Cost $12 for power, first in best dressed as there are only 6 powered spots. Toilet was clean.
Pleasant spot handy to Matamata and Hobbiton. Price is $12 for a powered site - still good value. However, couldn't find dump station, sites not clearly marked, and toilet floors could have done with a clean. Toilets themselves were clean, which is the main thing - although no paper towels left and bin overflowing, which added to mess on floor. Apart from all that would recommend for overnight stay.
Just a car park but has picnic benches, toilets (they were left unlocked when we were there) and lots of space. Within walking distance to Matamata centre, a great spot for a night or 2.
Best campground for self contained vehicles for visiting Hobbiton. One of the nicest owners we ever met. We paid $10 for two persons, powered. Clean, public toilets available.
Great place to stay if you're just looking for powered sites for a cheap price.
Great value at only 10 dollars for a powered site given in an honesty box. Nice toilets but no showers. Great spot for visiting Hobbiton.
Nice stopover for the night to visit Hobbiton. 10$ for a powered site on a parking ground with clean toilets (open the whole night).
$5 per vehicle donation, $10 if you need electricity. Cute gravel parking lot with picnic tables under some big trees. Just north of Matamata a few kms. Nice toilets and basic facility. Be there by 5 or 6 to make sure you can get toilets unlocked for night when security guy comes by, he can keep bathrooms unlocked for you. He was a very friendly guy to chat with. Not too full in April.
We stayed her for 3 nights whilst we waited for the weather to sort it's self out so we could visit Hobbiton.
+ Fantastically cheap, $10 a night for power,
+ Clean toilets open all night,
+ Ridiculously friendly lady, after parking up the weather became horrible. Even though the museum was closed the next day the lady drove in specifically to warn us about parking under the big tree in storm as branches have been known to fall,
+ Surprisingly quiet right next to road.
This is a little diamond of a spot to stay overnight if doing the Hobbiton bits.
Functional, inexpensive stopover for campervans and motorhomes with the bonus of having power available and the use of clean toilet facilities. The museum is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Opal Springs hot pools are approximately 300 metres around the corner. Payment for the stopover is by honesty box.
Perfectly functional hard standing for a cheap stop over. Museum looked really interesting but was not open when we stopped. useful overnight park up for visiting Hobbiton. $5 per night is per vehicle not per person so very good value. Best screen doors on the toilets that I have seen anywhere in NZ!