Motorhome under a starlet sky


Self contained motor home/caravan stop over sites are available 24 hours every day.


*July School Holiday Special*

Non powered site $10 per van per night and powered site $15 per van per night. This includes one free entry to the museum during opening hours.  

Arrival and Payment

You can drive into the car park at any time of day or night. The powered sites are located around the perimeter of the car park. There are three power boxes with two power points in each box. Any other car park can be used without power as well. If you do not require power, please consider others and use one of the unpowered spaces.

Once you have parked, please walk to the grounds entry where the staff will attend to your payment during opening hours. Otherwise walk to the smallest building called the 'kiosk' located on the edge of the car park.

At the Kiosk you will find a clear plastic pocket with brochures and brown envelopes with a pen inside.

Please take a brown envelope out and write your motor home registration plate number, name and a comment on it. Put the fee into the envelope, seal it and put it into the brass door slot above the clear plastic pocket. This is called the honesty box.

Extra parking

During the dry months there is additional parking on the farm land behind the public toilet block that can be used.

Our services

Honesty box system means at the ease of travelling at your own schedule anytime of day or night.
Public toilet access 24/7
Security surveillance for your extra safety and protection
Off road parking
Certified Self-Contained Vehicles Only
Freedom Camping Location
Fresh Water Available
Historic village on your door step which means you can enjoy a stroll around the gardens and buildings
Pets welcome on a leach
Walking tracks
Biking tracks
Large Vehicle Access
Quiet and Peaceful
Park-Over property

Museum opening hours

Opening hours are listed near the bottom of our home page and contact page.

Dump station

A free dump station is available at Railside on the Green, 41A Hetana Street along with public toilets and the Matamata Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

Motorhome rallies

As well as individual overnight stays, we can offer Motorhome Association Members group accommodation for a maximum of 25 motor homes for weekend camps and rallies.  Cost is $10 per person per night for a non powered site or $15 per person per night for a powered site. Gates are open and vans can park on the rear grounds or in the carpark if you are wanting power. Toilets are available 24 hours. Fees include museum entry.
Hire of the Heritage Centre room with mini kitchen (not suitable for cooking meals) is $29.  Use of grounds and visit to museum buildings are included free. 
Firth Tower historical games and activities can be arranged at a cost. Refer to schools and groups for a list of these activities and contact us to discuss your requirements.


Enquire online

 Please note:

Firth Tower Museum is temporarily closed due to a power outage. The facility will be shut today while the power companies are sorting the problem. We hope to reopen on Thursday 22/07/21 as normal.

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