Waitui Reserve

Waitui Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking


9 Rankers Reviews

0 Face-to-Face

3 Freedom Camping

1 Omokoroa

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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!


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Western Bay of Plenty District Council

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North IslandBay of PlentyOmokoroa


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Sharlene's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice stay here, lovely views, calm waters and is sheltered, gets quite busy with the boats coming and going, clean toilets with outside shower and drinking water, can stay 3 nights, miles away from any shops so be prepared. Parking for 5 or 6 motorhomes.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Ange's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Such a visually beautiful and energetically calm spot, cute little boats across the way, shallow waters. I took my SUP for a paddle and had a swim. The toilet was clean and well lit. Look forward to staying again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Teghan's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot, very close to the nearby homes. Toilets were clean and modern. Outdoor cold shower. All spots were full February 2020 (maybe 5 or 6 vehicles in total).

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Luco's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful sport, very windig during our stay, but it was worth it. Clean, new flush toilets, cold outdoor shower. Space for 4-5 campervans. Would stay here again!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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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 over 3 years 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 over 3 years 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 over 6 years ago

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Oliver Pester


Ranking: 10/10

Nice spot. Very quite, directly on the water.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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 over 8 years ago