Colac Bay / Oraka Township Overnight...

Colac Bay / Oraka Township Overnight Campervan Parking


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Freedom camping is permitted for self-contained and certified campervans, motorhomes and RVs at Colac Bay in Southland. Vehicles can park for up to two days on the Colac Foreshore Road, between the boat ramp and shelter shed. Drive along the foreshore, past the cemetery and out to the point (follow the signs to the boat ramp). This site is pretty exposed to the wind - pretty much from all angles.....

There are public toilets and a kids playing area in the middle of town. This town is renowned for its surf - primo!.

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Scott Lindique's avatar

Scott Lindique

Ranking: 9/10

For self contained vehicles and campers this place is perfect. Clean toilets, great little grass verges and a great view over the bay, good walks up and down the beach with nice big boulders make a fantastic setting.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Yo's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great place and it seems dogs on leashes are tolerated

Reviewed 6 months ago

Jenna's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful place! Very quiet. Right by the ocean. Plenty of room on the grass between boat ramp and the changing shed. Self contained only. Beautiful rock beach. Great sunrises. Can be exposed to wind. A tavern 1km down the road with great pub food. Sunscreen and mosquito repellent needed. Beautiful star gazing at night on a clear night. Views of Stewart Island

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Hakuna Matata

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome spot right on the ocean. Good surf spot too for those keen. The toilets are bolted shut now, but we’re not not appealing anyway. Had the place to ourselves.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Wayne's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Open beachfront parking area at southern end of Colac Bay. Last night there were a dozen MH’s well spread out in space available. White noise from ocean was awesome. Basic, clean toilets and large rubbish skip provided.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Aaron's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

An amazing freedom camping spot. Recommended. Admittedly we had great weather

Reviewed over 1 year ago

VM's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful view over Colac Bay, quiet with only the sound of the ocean.
There is grass and lovely sunrise and sunsets over the mountains.
If it’s windy it’s not very sheltered.
Flush toilet but no water tap.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Emily's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Not bad for a Southland beach, tried monkey island, this one seemed more sheltered with the wind direction that night.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Hamish's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Amazing sunrise views. I think there was a toilet there but we didn’t use any of the facilities. Great directions on this site - we arrived at 8:30pm and found it easy enough. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Martin's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Pretty nice and quiet spot, but only one toilet to share between all. And no sink or rubbish bins around. :-)

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Matt's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Gravel road with space for parking on the grass next to it. Fairly clean flush toilet. Being practically at the end of the peninsular you can feel the wind blowing against your vehicle.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Pretty views of bay and ocean, decent flush toilet, quite busy when we were there. Best spots are at the very end of the road but it's a bit of a walk to get back to the toilet from there. Make sure you seal up as soon as the sun starts to set, midges attack in swarms.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2017

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P Poiraa

Ranking: 9/10

This was a great spot! We were lucky with the weather I think and could walk and sit outside our van until late. Picked mussels! Toilets okay. No water. No power. Southern scenic route is great....

Reviewed over 5 years ago