Oparau Roadhouse and Bills Backpackers...

Oparau Roadhouse and Bills Backpackers



30 Rankers Reviews

8 Face-to-Face

2 Dump Station

13 Freedom Camping

1 Kawhia


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No Frills Freedom Camping

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


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North IslandWaikatoKawhia


  • Backpackers
  • Freedom Camping
  • Dump Station
  • Holiday Rentals





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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 about 1 month 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 5 months 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 7 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

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 over 1 year ago