Beach adjacent to campsite
Image: Wendy Lever | DOC


This is a family campsite in a coastal setting with excellent fishing and swimming next to the Matata wildlife refuge. No dogs are allowed.

Campsite overview


  • Car
  • Campervan
  • Caravan


  • Coastal


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Shower - hot
  • Water from tap
40 non-powered/tent sites


  • Bird and wildlife watching
  • Fishing
  • Swimming

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

From 1 August 2017, no dogs are allowed in the Matata Campsite.

Getting there

Off Arawa Street on the beach side of Matata township. Campside is 200 m across a causeway.

Gravel road.


Latitude: -37.88639276, Longitude: 176.76059781


  • Adult (18+ years): $8 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $4 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Additional fees

There is a $2 charge per booking to cover waste disposal.

Payment options

Pay camp manager at the campsite office. Eftpos is available and the preferred payment option.



Bookings can be made for:

  • Labour Day weekend (last weekend in October) - book from 1 October
  • 18 December - 7 February
  • Easter - book from 1 March

At all other times, spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

Phone the on-site managers at the campsite.


Bird and wildlife watching

The campsite is next to the Matata wildlife refuge.

Know before you go

Campsite rules

Check-in, check-out and length of stay

  • Pay and register on arrival.
  • No public access 7 pm to 7 am.
  • Vacate sites by 10.30 am.
  • Maximum length of stay: 'two weeks in, one week out'.
  • Refunds are only issued in exceptional circumstances, e.g. the closure of the camp due to a storm event. No refunds will be issued at the campsite - apply by writing to the local DOC office


Matata campsite
Phone: +64 7 322 2327
Address: Across Causeway opposite shops
Arawa Road
Matata, 3194
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