Lake Rotomanu, New Plymouth

Lake Rotomanu, New Plymouth

Overnight Campervan Parking



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194 Freedom Camping

14 New Plymouth




Tents and other temporary structures are banned from freedom camping in New Plymouth District.

People freedom camping in non-self-contained vehicles can stay for a maximum of one night in a 30-day period, and must freedom camp in the marked spaces.

Four sites available only.


Feature Value Info


North IslandTaranakiNew Plymouth


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


Dona Shiell's avatar

Dona Shiell

Ranking: 8/10

We spent a Saturday night at Lake Rotomanu, and were very pleased with the experience. There were a number of non self-contained vehicles there, more than the limit, but no one checked the site, so not surprising. However, everyone was quiet and polite, and the only noise overnight was that of what I assume were boy races down in the car park near Te Rewa Rewa Bridge. We got a lovely spot near the boat ramp (currently closed due to low lake levels) overlooking the lake, and the majority of the noise came from the ducks and seagulls at dawn. Toilets were cleaned while we were there, but there was some mud splashed around by people using the facilitiles - including up the walls. Such disappointing behaviour when the facilities are being provided for free. We spoke to another motor home owner who camps there regularly and has never had any problems. We will definitely be using the site again, and the coastal walkway is well worth the effort. Thanks to New Plymouth for providing sites like this.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Julie's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

Don't even bother to go here. full of non certified vehicles. Teens drunk and high as kites, vomiting and being idiots. Must of been 13 vehicles here. Obviously not monitored. We high tailed it out of there.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Andy and Julia

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Plenty of space here next to the lake. It is monitored for SC and there are a few spaces for Non SC also, so be sure you park in the right places. Was a tad windy there, but didn’t bother us. Toilets were decent enough. There’s Te Rewa Rewa Bridge a short walk on the otherside of the lake. Go check it out!

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Elad's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

So many spots for self contained! More than 20! Beautiful campsite by the lake for free!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Keybags's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great location in a lovely park by the sea.
Quiet with clean, flushing toilet.

Reviewed 7 months ago