Oparau Roadhouse and Bills Backpackers...

Oparau Roadhouse and Bills Backpackers


31 Rankers Reviews

8 Face-to-Face

1 Holiday Rentals

5 Backpackers

16 Dump Station

1 Kawhia


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Oparau Roadhouse and Bills Backpackers

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North IslandWaikatoKawhia


  • Dump Station
  • Backpackers
  • Holiday Rentals
  • Freedom Camping


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Boardwalk Blss

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Midwinter campervanning (late June 2020). We were the only ones at this flat grassy spot next to the Roadhouse. Paid $5 for the one power hookup. Toilet basic but clean; dump station; no potable water but friendly staff pointed us in the direction where locals get their spring water. Good spot to stock up on basic foods if you’re spending time in this rural area.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in June 2020

Graham's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Awesome free camping spot with lovely views and nice grassy area with table's
Its free so how can you not love it , great spot to stay after the hot beach

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Michaela's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic little place. They have 1 powered site that is $5, otherwise non powered is free. Dine in/takeaway dinner, fuel, toilets, shop - no complaints here. The people are lovely! Very helpful.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Dave Kitson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Not a lot to add - this is an excellent and free site. Amazing shop for such an isolated place. Good breakfast in the morning.
Very helpful and friendly owners and staff.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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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 over 3 years 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 over 3 years ago

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 over 3 years ago

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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 over 3 years ago