Horahora Domain

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26 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

The Weathersons's avatar

The Weathersons

Ranking: 8/10

Wonderful location looking over the lake. Very relaxing. Right place to stay before Hobbiton tour.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Tiara Flewelling

Ranking: 9/10

On the water so great view of lake with easy access to swim. Lots of space. Felt safe as there were other people around - at least 10 other campers and an active water ski club next door. I enjoyed watching the water skiers. I recommend this place to freedom camp.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Leanne Taylor-Smith

Ranking: 6/10

Loads of space and right on the lake, good toilet block. BUT very busy and noisy with boats, jet skis etc. So depends if you mind that, even on a Sunday morning!

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Shawn Hoelsch

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect place to stop for a night if you are self contained! Plenty of spaces and nice and quiet area along the lake. We stayed here after doing the evening banquet Hobbiton Tour (highly recommend!) and it was the perfect stop before heading over to Waitomo.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Vander Plancke Julien

France

Ranking: 8/10

Lots of places to stay. The parking is clean and large near to the water.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Victoria Smith

Ranking: 10/10

Very clean toilet with sink open 24/7. Felt safe, 5 camper vans present. Looking onto lake, this is a grass site.
Follow the road round and it is signposted. Thanks for the facilities!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Kimmo Kiiski

Finland

Ranking: 8/10

Nice green spot by the river! Stayed here a night after visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set in April. There were a few other campervans but there was still plenty of space! Toilets were clean but were only lit by sunlight. Motorboats made some noise in the evening, but the place was quiet at night.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in April 2016

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Rebecca Lindsey

United States

Ranking: 8/10

We enjoyed our freedom camping experience here, staying for one night after visiting Hobbiton. The bathrooms are clean and have flushing toilets, though no lighting at night. There were probably about 10 other camper vans here when we stayed, but there was still plenty of room and plenty of water views. The lake is very pretty but does attract some biting insects (maybe mosquitos? They didn't seem to be sandflies...). I definitely reccomend this spot if you're in Matamata and looking for a relaxing water view.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Neil Warnock

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We stayed here for one night before visiting Hobbiton the next morning. After the day visitors had gone it was fairly quiet and there is loads of space so it was certainly not crowded, There were a few motor boats around until dusk and also in the morning but they were not intrusive as we were not parked near to the boat launching ramp. Also some traffic going to and from the water ski club but again nothing to cause any annoyance, Toilets basic and clean. Overall a nice spot to stop for the night.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Anita Wilkie

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent spot for stopovers. Easy grass parking, right on the river. Quiet at night. Can get busy during the day with boaties but never had an issue finding a flat park.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Heidi Maurice

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great free spot for self contained campers. Lots of space, quiet and ideal for Hobbiton as only 15 minutes drive. Park on grass wherever you like, no hard standing so probably not ideal when it's rained a lot.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Daryl and Chris

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic stop over. We went out of our way to find this and not at all disappointed. Only about 6 other campervans and motorhomes. Huge grassy area by the river. Next to NZ Bare Foot Skiers Club. Stayed on a Thursday night so very quiet. Enjoyed watching a few boats on the water but they had left by 8pm so no noise. Strictly self contained only. Please respect that.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Alan Eason

Ranking: 5/10

Great place, good for self contained campers, does get crowded, not so good for dogs as day trippers don't always have theirs on leads, no water. The park at the end of the domain is wonderful. Dogs allowed. Water. Lakeside parking.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

26 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

The Weathersons's avatar

The Weathersons

Ranking: 8/10

Wonderful location looking over the lake. Very relaxing. Right place to stay before Hobbiton tour.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Tiara Flewelling's avatar

Tiara Flewelling

Ranking: 9/10

On the water so great view of lake with easy access to swim. Lots of space. Felt safe as there were other people around - at least 10 other campers and an active water ski club next door. I enjoyed watching the water skiers. I recommend this place to freedom camp.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Leanne Taylor-Smith's avatar

Leanne Taylor-Smith

Ranking: 6/10

Loads of space and right on the lake, good toilet block. BUT very busy and noisy with boats, jet skis etc. So depends if you mind that, even on a Sunday morning!

Reviewed 10 months ago

Shawn Hoelsch's avatar

Shawn Hoelsch

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect place to stop for a night if you are self contained! Plenty of spaces and nice and quiet area along the lake. We stayed here after doing the evening banquet Hobbiton Tour (highly recommend!) and it was the perfect stop before heading over to Waitomo.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Vander Plancke Julien's avatar

Vander Plancke Julien

France

Ranking: 8/10

Lots of places to stay. The parking is clean and large near to the water.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Victoria Smith's avatar

Victoria Smith

Ranking: 10/10

Very clean toilet with sink open 24/7. Felt safe, 5 camper vans present. Looking onto lake, this is a grass site.
Follow the road round and it is signposted. Thanks for the facilities!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Kimmo Kiiski's avatar

Kimmo Kiiski

Finland

Ranking: 8/10

Nice green spot by the river! Stayed here a night after visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set in April. There were a few other campervans but there was still plenty of space! Toilets were clean but were only lit by sunlight. Motorboats made some noise in the evening, but the place was quiet at night.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in April 2016

Rebecca Lindsey's avatar

Rebecca Lindsey

United States

Ranking: 8/10

We enjoyed our freedom camping experience here, staying for one night after visiting Hobbiton. The bathrooms are clean and have flushing toilets, though no lighting at night. There were probably about 10 other camper vans here when we stayed, but there was still plenty of room and plenty of water views. The lake is very pretty but does attract some biting insects (maybe mosquitos? They didn't seem to be sandflies...). I definitely reccomend this spot if you're in Matamata and looking for a relaxing water view.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Neil Warnock's avatar

Neil Warnock

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We stayed here for one night before visiting Hobbiton the next morning. After the day visitors had gone it was fairly quiet and there is loads of space so it was certainly not crowded, There were a few motor boats around until dusk and also in the morning but they were not intrusive as we were not parked near to the boat launching ramp. Also some traffic going to and from the water ski club but again nothing to cause any annoyance, Toilets basic and clean. Overall a nice spot to stop for the night.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Anita Wilkie's avatar

Anita Wilkie

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent spot for stopovers. Easy grass parking, right on the river. Quiet at night. Can get busy during the day with boaties but never had an issue finding a flat park.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Heidi Maurice's avatar

Heidi Maurice

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great free spot for self contained campers. Lots of space, quiet and ideal for Hobbiton as only 15 minutes drive. Park on grass wherever you like, no hard standing so probably not ideal when it's rained a lot.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Daryl and Chris's avatar

Daryl and Chris

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic stop over. We went out of our way to find this and not at all disappointed. Only about 6 other campervans and motorhomes. Huge grassy area by the river. Next to NZ Bare Foot Skiers Club. Stayed on a Thursday night so very quiet. Enjoyed watching a few boats on the water but they had left by 8pm so no noise. Strictly self contained only. Please respect that.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Alan Eason

Ranking: 5/10

Great place, good for self contained campers, does get crowded, not so good for dogs as day trippers don't always have theirs on leads, no water. The park at the end of the domain is wonderful. Dogs allowed. Water. Lakeside parking.

Reviewed about 2 years ago