Waitui Reserve

Waitui Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking



5 Rankers Reviews

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64 Freedom Camping

1 Omokoroa




Freedom camping at Waitui Reserve near Tauranga

Freedom camping is allowed for campervans and motorhomes at Waitui Reserve near Tauranga. Motorhomes with self-containment certification can stay for up to three nights at the reserve, located about 15 minutes from Tauranga in north Te Puna.

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.

The Waitui Reserve is a long grassy area bordering the Tauranga harbour shore at Te Puna. Respect the natural surroundings, keep your patch clean and enjoy the bay!


Feature Value Info


North IslandBay of PlentyOmokoroa


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free



James George's avatar

James George

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful spot with 360 (nearly) estuary type views. Modern clean toilets, outdoor shower. Few nearby houses, very quiet, no other vans when we stayed (Feb 19).

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Glen Marshall UK

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic secluded site, right on the water front with exceptionally clean toilets & outside cold shower, limited parking & safe swimming in harbour, would highly recommend this for couple days quiet retreat

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Christina Sperling


Ranking: 9/10

This is a nice spot to stay overnight. Freedom camping is allowed and there are public toilets next to the parking area - very clean (!) and they are not locked overnight. You need to bring a torch because there is no light in the toilets. It's very quiet and the view was great. We had a sunset over the bay in all different colours and saw a stingray in the water because the tide was low and we were exploring the area a bit. We would definitely come back here to spend the night.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Oliver Pester


Ranking: 10/10

Nice spot. Very quite, directly on the water.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Zoe's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Deep in the heart of orchard country - another quiet waterfront location. Boat ramp, public toilet, and directly across the water from another freedom camping spot at Kotuku Reserve. Specified overnight parking is right on the water - a nice spot.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago