Oparau Roadhouse and Bills Backpackers...

Oparau Roadhouse and Bills Backpackers



27 Rankers Reviews

8 Face-to-Face

16 Dump Station

47 Freedom Camping

2 Kawhia




No Frills Freedom Camping

FREE camper (RV) van park ($5.00 fee for power) FREE backpacker tenting


Feature Value Info


North IslandWaikatoKawhia


  • Backpackers
  • Freedom Camping
  • Dump Station
  • Holiday Rentals




  • 4 - Bedroom Self-Contained Home

    Comfortable accommodation, Friendly hospitality, Helpful hosts.

  • Powered Site

    No Frills Freedom Camping. FREE camper (RV) van park over

    Power Fee $5/day


Showing 8 reviews of 27.

Don Strachan 's avatar

Don Strachan

Ranking: 9/10

0nly a 9 because they're basically out of water and that's not their fault. Great spot, and FREE! Friendly, helpful owners. Little road noise from time to time but otherwise super. Great views. Get in early (before 5) to get the best spots.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Justyna's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Free campsite, clean toilet. Place is pretty nice but owners.. The most friendly and helpful people in the world! Also, you can be suprised because is possible to buy everything in their shop! 10/10. Thank You Bill.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Lizzievarley's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Free camping, super friendly owner who let me stay in a caravan for the night (I was cycling). Pleasant surrounds, with a big shop with hot meals and lots of food! There were also some cute cats wandering around the property. The lawns at this place were amazing! No showers but toilet facilities are available.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Luckyoleg's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This is the free campsite.
Owner is very friendly. Very friendly personal in the store too.
There is with wi-fi and toilets. No shower though.
Cafe has power sockets, so you can charge your devices. Great place!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Steffi's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Really friendly Personal at the petrol Station.
Camping for free. And a free dump Station also free WiFi.
Only grey water.
The Public toilets are clean

Reviewed 10 months ago

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The Farrs

Ranking: 7/10

Great spot for free. Owners have a little general store/petrol station and parking is on the side lawn. Dump station available & toilets. We had a good interaction with owners but some others near us did not (unsure of situation). Be sure to check in upon arrival!!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Melanie's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

We were cautious about this accommodation after having been burned by the Turangi freedom campsite the night before, but at 5pm we pulled into the Oparau Roadhouse and found quite a few campers already there on the grassy area next to the Roadhouse. The toilets, shop and food available were welcome after a long day and the site is lovely and grassy and landscaped with lots of space to park. If you get a spot closer to the road you get some lovely views down the valley and the road wasn't too noisy. Can definitely recommend!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Robbie Cotter's avatar

Robbie Cotter

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely campsite, with big petrol garage which you can get everything you need. The owners are great and couldn't be more helpful or friendly. Perfect location for exploring Waitomo and Kawhia! Would definitely recommend staying here.

Reviewed about 3 years ago