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Matata Recreation Reserve

Fires Allowed?:

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No dogs, sorry.

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Arawa Road, Matata, Bay of Plenty, East Cape, North Island 3194


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 80

non 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.

Bookings are required.

Additional fees

There is a $3 charge per booking to cover waste disposal.


+64 27 276 2072 or +64 7 307 2770

Fires Allowed?:

Fires are not permitted at any time.