Dotterel Point Overnight Campervan...

Dotterel Point Overnight Campervan Parking




22 Rankers Reviews

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37 Freedom Camping

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Freedom camping for self-contained campers at Dotterel Point in Puekehina

Freedom camping beachside at Pukehina Beach... Self-contained and certified campervans and motorhomes can stay here for up to three nights, at Dotterel Point Reserve at the end of Pukehina Parade.

Swimming in the surf by day, fish and chips at the beach by night, life is good!

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.

This choice spot is shared with you by locals and the Western Bay of Plenty Council. Show the love back - keep your site clean, obey all signage, and get into holiday mode and give the locals a wave when you see them.


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North IslandBay of PlentyTe Puke


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Dennis R's avatar

Dennis R

Ranking: 8/10

Basic facilities, public and not clean. Fantastic sea view. There can be a lot of action on the parking lot in case of an event of the nearby surf school.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Kristell's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stayed two nights as it Was perfect!
6 bays, on both nights five Campervans...
Clean Toilets and cokd showers.
The Beach with High waves on one side, the other side the calm bar, perfect to swim for the children. Very calm even during the day (February)

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Camille's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice place to stay. It’s a bit windy but the shower is very good, toilets are open 24/7 (no light in girls toilets), the view is amazing. It’s very peaceful and quiet.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Cor Dekker

Ranking: 10/10

Great spot! Close to the beach. Toilets and outside cold shower. Filled up halfway the afternoon. Two other free campsite's on the samen road.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Tim Bartlett

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great location. Apart from the sound of sea music, very quite at night. Cold water tap and 24hr WC. 9 Marked bays. Long sandy beach.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Meg's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Really nice spot right on the coast. Public toilet and outside cold water shower. Great spot for fishing. No dump station or water supply. 4 other Campervans here in car park. Came at about 6pm.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Glenn's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Lovely spot with sea and lagoon on each side of us.
+ toilets open 24/7.
- parking space very cramped in summer only 8 spots.
This is worth a look and a stay.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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David Longshaw

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant spot.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Paul Vinken


Ranking: 10/10

A real top spot, nicely located on a parking between the beach and a lagoon at the opposite side. Room for 9 campervans, self contained. Clean toilets nearby. Nice beach for a long walk or a swim in the surf.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Jan Hiltermann


Ranking: 9/10

Extremely beautiful spot. We were lucky enough to be alone. A bit much asphalt but the views are truly fantastic. Furthermore there is a toilet, 1 cold shower and picnic tables. What's more to want on a free spot.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Jo Dawson's avatar

Jo Dawson

Ranking: 10/10

This is sooo close to being my top camping spot in NZ! Level car parking spots, easy to find and clearly marked. Clean toilets right there and steps from the beach. Beautiful views, quiet spot, friendly locals on the beach walk the next day. Thank you for having this free spot.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Erich Brueggermann

Ranking: 9/10

Absolutely beautiful spot on the beach, next to lifeguard base. Great long beach, sadly too fresh to swim. We were 2 campers, stayed in December! Toilet & cold shower outside. One of our favourites!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Murray Sutherland

Ranking: 8/10

Stayed for one night, a long way through town to get to this windy point. But a great spot to stay. Only maybe 8-10 spaces but there were just 4 of us in mid December. Self contained only and some people came to check but I think there are some toilets too. Right on the beach with a few friendly locals around. Isolated - in a good way.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago