Tanners Point Utility Reserve

Tanners Point Utility Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking


9 Rankers Reviews

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Campervan and motorhome free camping spot at Tanners Reserve

Campervans and motorhomes can free camp at Tanners Point Utility Rec Reserve for up to 3 nights, provided they have self-containment certification.

Located about 1km from SH2, Tanners Point overlooks the northern tip of Tauranga's Matakana Island. Access from Tanners Point Road.

There is a 3 night maximum stay in any 4 week consecutive period at this site. The 4 consecutive weeks begin from the first overnight stay.

First in first served! Usual free camping etiquette applies: leave no rubbish, respect other users of the area and the environment. Enjoy!


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Western Bay of Plenty District Council

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Lucy's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful place with friendly people. Felt very safe here

Reviewed 5 months ago

Terry's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Arrived at midday and we are the only ones here nice and quite and back doors open onto the grass and water amazing spot

Reviewed 6 months ago

Robin's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful place right on the water front. Only enough spaces for about 5 Van's, if there are no cars parked in the allocated spaces. Very busy car park during the day as it is also a boat ramp. People launching and retrieving boats all day and night.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Abi's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice quiet site which is also a boat ramp. One toilet block with toilet paper, relatively clean. Large park area with picnic benches which would be great on a sunny day. Room for a fair number of campers.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Rick Shepherd


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful views, 10 meters from the water, good swimming, private bay, space for ~4 campers.
We spent the night here by ourself, locals are friendly

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ymke Huisman

Ranking: 9/10

Nice parking place with Nice view on the water and a toilet. Sheltered in a bay so not so much wind. Locals come and go with boats. 4 spots for freedom camping.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Thomas Ward

Ranking: 10/10

Great secluded and sheltered bay, well maintained facilities, walking trail to take you round the cove, picnic benches for dinners and breakfasts. Plenty of wildlife to observe.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Stefan Hohmann


Ranking: 9/10

Directly at the waterfront, picnic table, toilets, quiet.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jonathan Briggs

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly locals, popular dock fishing, jasmine scented, toilets.

Reviewed over 6 years ago