WAIKATO: MATAMATA-PIAKO

Hobbiton Movie Set

star rating of 5
Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Walking Tracks Marginal Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Starting the guided tour in front of the vege garden The Hobbiton Movie Set used in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies attracts visitors from around the world. Guided tours take you through the entire set, finishing up at the Green Dragon pub.
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Te Aroha Mineral Spas

star rating of 5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Thermal Spa Available Excellent Vodafone mobile reception
Parking area for the Spa For motor caravanners who enjoy a soak in a luxury spa, the Te Aroha Mineral Spas is a real hidden gem! Enjoy a private spa, with a luxurious massage and beauty treatment, and then park overnight for free in their car park.
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Firth Tower Museum

star rating of 4.5
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Power Available Pet Friendly
Museum Reception and Entrance The Firth Tower Museum is in a rural area just out of Matamata. In addition to restored historic buildings and artefacts, powered sites are available for motor caravanners.
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Hetana St PDS

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Public Dump Station The Hetana St PDS is in central Matamata, and also offers free overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Tirau-Okoraire Rest Area

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only
Picnic table with rubbish bin The Tirau-Okoraire Rest Area is a large layover off the southern end of State Highway 27. It's a great place to stop for a break, with plenty of room for even the largest vans.
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Walton-Totara Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Power Available
Parking alongside a picnic table The Walton-Totara Reserve is roughly halfway along State Highway 27 and reasonably secluded from the road but mature trees.
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Morrinsville Recreation Ground and PDS

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Walking Tracks Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Memorial stone at the entrance Morrinsville has its own thermal pools as part of a large recreation area and carpark. Overnight parking is allowed by the council, and a public dump station and fresh water is also provided.
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Matamata-Piako District Council Carpark

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
The Matamata-Piako District Council have made their carpark in Te Aroha available for overnight parking for Motor Caravanners in self-contained vans. It is a seal area at the back of the council buildings, and backing onto farmland.
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Matamata Club

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Club Entrance The Matamata Club offers restaurant meals and also allow self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight.
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Rapurapu Reserve

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Fresh Water Available
Driveway into the reserve, with a large turning circle Rapurapu Reserve is a large open reserve located alongside a river, and is available for self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight.
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Opal Hot Springs and Holiday Park

star rating of 2
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly
Opal Hot Springs Reception The Opal Hot Springs and Holiday Park has both public and private thermal pools as well as powered sites for motor caravanners
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Boyd Car Park - Te Aroha

star rating of 2
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access
Boyd carpark just outside the Te Aroha netball centre. Self-contained Motor Caravanners can park overnight at the Boyd Car Park - which provides parking for the Te Aroha Netball Club, and other recreation activities.
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Te Aroha Holiday Park

star rating of 2
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly
Adventure jumping platform Te Aroha Holiday Park is located at the base of Mt Te Aroha, and offers both a thermal pool and a spa, as well as some great childrens play areas.
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