Off the beaten track

Every now and then when you’re off the main roads and you start looking for a good place to stay, you find a little purler.

We were in Matakohe after having a look around Tinopai.  The weather was on again off again rain so we checked into the Matakohe Holiday Park which is just past the museum. The off season cost for both Fiona and I was $34 for a powered site which I thought was pretty good given the facilities were all in good nick and included a dump station.

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matakoheWhat a huge welcome from a really friendly hostess who couldn’t do enough for us.  We were shown to a park which had a view over the harbour with plenty of room around us. There seemed to be a picnic table and a bit of grass around every park along with plenty of taps scattered around for water. The park also had a nice community feel there as many of the guests knew each other and they were very welcoming as well.

Our view of the water.. weather wasn't heloing
Our view of the water.. weather wasn’t helping

We’d only been there an hour or so (around 4pm by then) and by 6pm, it went to being quite empty to pretty chocker and many of them seemed to be regulars. In the morning, we topped up with water, tested the dump station and we were off.

Wonderful hosts and a nice little park if you’re in that neck of the woods.

See Rafe’s tracker map for the location below.