Pikowai Reserve Camping Ground

Pikowai Reserve Camping Ground

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4 Rankers Reviews

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90 Basic Camping

5 Whakatane

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A popular seaside camping ground

32 unpowered sites are provided.

The camp has a treated water supply and two toilet blocks. There are NO kitchen facilities.

Coin operated hot showers are available. A supply of $1 coins is needed. These cannot be obtained at the camp.

Fees are payable per night. Wardens are on site most of the year.

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Location

North IslandBay of PlentyWhakatane

Categories

  • Basic Camping

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Accommodation

  • Unpowered Campsite

    No more than 6 people per site please.

    Family $15.50/day
    Extra Adult $5.50/day
    Extra Child $2.50/day

Reviews

Alex Villa's avatar

Alex Villa

Ranking: 9/10

Sat-Sun night, Jan 2019 2 adults with a rental car & tent.
This place saved us from a sleepless night, as this was the only non-gated place which we found at 01 AM around Tauranga. Its operated by the district council and is non-staffed/self-service. You get a receipt of a sorts when you pay (16$ minimum charge, allows 2 adults+car+tent), and it might be checked in the morning, but wasn't when we stayed.
IMO, very decent facilities for the price: garbage bin, two clean toilets with water, one hot shower, tiny cracked mirror and multiple water points but NO drinking water.
Lots of folk: on arrival, out of 33 spaces maybe 4 were vacant.
Noisy site: it is between a 80 km/h road & railroad and the sea. Not much traffic but enough & waves crashing so that earplugs were necessary.

Reviewed 11 days ago

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Eddie Howell's avatar

Eddie Howell

Ranking: 9/10

Clean facilities, flushing toilet and located right on the sand dunes. Small town of Matata is down the road with a dairy, takeaway and bottle shop. Stay here if you want to relax by the seaside and not do much else. And bring bug spray, I got slammed while sun baking!!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Rebecca Can's avatar

Rebecca Can

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely campsite right on the beach, tranquility slightly dampened by noisy road and trains but quieter at night. Good place for beach fishing. Hot showers available for $1. Good overnight stop.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Nigel Shaw's avatar

Nigel Shaw

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

A really nice campsite, with flush toilets, hot showers for $1, facilities very clean, shaded campsites, can see the beach and ocean from campsite. Really enjoyed our stay, only downfall is the camp is beside the main road and a railway line with frequent trains, however that didnt worry us and we will go back there. Also fishing appears to be good off the beach from what I saw the weekend we stayed. Price very reasonable, $15.50 for 2 adults and 2 kids. Run by the Whakatane District Council

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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