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!
North Island ▷ Bay of Plenty ▷ Omokoroa
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.
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Nice spot. Very quite, directly on the water.
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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.