Da Barn

Da Barn

Matamata, Park Over Property


10 Rankers Reviews

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6 Basic Camping

1 Matamata

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Next door to The Shire - Hobbiton Movie set. We offer a very safe and secure place for camper-vans.

$40.00 per camper-van per night. We DONT have credit cars facilities. So please pay in cash.

We do like bookings but people can just turn up as we have a camper-van sign at our front gate.

Fresh rain water available with small charge of . There are no toilet or shower facilities. Laundry facilities available for $10.00. BBQ available for a hire of $10.00. Small dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash at all times as we have a lot of pet farm animals, calfs, cows, goat and sheep, lambs, chooks and 2 cats and turtles.

We only cater for self-contained camper-vans.

No dump station but there is one 20 minutes away in Matamata next to the Information center.

A swimming pool is available that people can use but children have to always be supervised.

Breakfast and dinner can be provided if required but you need to book in advance for the kitchen to be organised.

Breakfast is $20.50 per adult, children are $16.50 each. Breakfast is Bacon & eggs, with grilled tomato, sausages and French toast. Dinner is $29.50 per adult, children are $201.50each. Dinner is a 2 course meal. PLEASE BOOK AHEAD FOR MEALS.

A courtesy ride to and from the Hobbiton Banquet at night if people are drinking is available. Please give us notice for this as we are a working place.


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Da Barn, Matamata, Park Over Property

Commercial organisation


North IslandWaikatoMatamata


  • Basic Camping

Operating Season And Hours

Open all day and night
If we aren't here just find a place to park. We are usually not far away. You can contact us on 0223101549


Showing 8 reviews of 10.

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Big Fat Paulie

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful place, sadly couldn't stay very long as got there late and had to leave early.

Reviewed 7 days ago

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Marleen, Maurice and Eline

Ranking: 10/10

This place is a real gem ! The campground is in a beautifull surrounding, near to Hobbiton but very peacefull, on a small farm. All the animals are as in a petting zoo : sheep, chickens, cows, a goat and turtles. The hosts Lynne and Graeme are the best feature of the campground : they are so nice and welcoming it feels like they are old friends. Lynne also serves a very nice breakfast on request, completely made with farm products (home grown tomatoes, free range eggs, bacon and sausages directly from the farm, etc). She also prepares dinner on request. If you want to go to the evening banquet at Hobbiton, Lynne and Graeme can drive you there and pick you up. We highly recommend this place ! Thank you, Lynne and Graeme for the best camping experience ever !

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Da Barn - Matamata, Park Over Property responds:

Thanks we really enjoyed you staying with us in our piece of paradise. Enjoyed cooking for you. Take care and come back soon

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J & D

Ranking: 10/10

An amazing place to stay, perfect park over, hosts are friendly, welcoming, but not intruding, offering a relaxed and easy going environment.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Da Barn - Matamata, Park Over Property responds:

Thank Glad you had some time to relax with us. you

Megan's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Absolutely fantastic place to stay for a quiet night if heading to Hobbiton. Lynne and her family were so welcoming and their farm is stunning. The kids even got to play with Lucky the sheep and their giant goat. Would be sure to top up your water and empty any waste before visiting.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Da Barn - Matamata, Park Over Property responds:

Thanks so much for choosing us to stay with us in our little bit of paradise.Hope you will come back again

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Ranking: 10/10

An unbelievably tranquil place. The silence apart from nature is a pure pleasure.
It’s like freedom camping with the pleasure of a wonderful host and breakfast.
Lynn was most welcoming, telling us everything about her beautiful animals.
We also enjoyed a very tasty breakfast - far to much food for us :-)
Even had the chance to do some stargazing, before the clouds came in.
I should also mention the very short drive to hobbitton.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Da Barn - Matamata, Park Over Property responds:

We love to hear this as this is why we want people to stay and have this experience. Thanks for staying with us

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Rebecca's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

We had a lovely time staying at Da Barn. Our two boys loved meeting all the animals, the view and location were beautiful and Lynne was so welcoming. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Da Barn - Matamata, Park Over Property responds:

We have the ability to provide a safe secure place for children so they learn about farm and farm animals. Thank you for staying with us. Dinn.er was amazing

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Brian Warburton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

What an absolute delight it was to stay at Da Barn. Lyn and Graham were very welcoming, really lovely, friendly people. An amazing location, very close to HOBBITON with stunning views from their garden. Very reasonable rates. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Da Barn - Matamata, Park Over Property responds:

It was a pleasure having you stay with us.

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Bob & Lyn

Ranking: 10/10

We were visiting the Hobbit Movie set and needed a place to park our camper.
Thankyou to DaBarn for your welcome and hospitality. The nicest people on the planet. We were made to feel so welcome. We will absolutely visit this place again when we return to NZ.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Da Barn - Matamata, Park Over Property responds:

Thank you so much we enjoy everyone staying here. Come back and see us soon we like to share our piece of paradise.