Matata Recreation Reserve

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Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Arawa Road, Matata, Bay of Plenty, East Cape, North Island 3194
Phone(s): 07 322 2327

At the southern end of the town shops, look for the ‘Beach Access’ sign and
drive down a short, bumpy, gravel access road to this lovely beach reserve. In
a lovely setting between the sea and the lagoon, on slightly undulating land, is
this popular campground offering a very relaxed style of camping. There are 40

no powered sites, the wringer-plus-tub outdoor laundries are an adventure in
themselves. The single, metered, hot shower provides a central social spot (in
the queue!) on camp mornings, with the boiler being fed by paper from the
camp’s recycling programme. There are also flush toilets and basins for each
sex with 2 new toilets have been built. Camping costs are $6 per person.
Bookings are required in the peak season.