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Colac Bay / Oraka Township Overnight Campervan Parking


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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 about 1 month ago

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 7 months ago

Aaron's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 9 months 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 11 months 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 12 months ago

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 about 1 year ago

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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 almost 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 almost 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 almost 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 4 years ago

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Connie Hopper

Ranking: 6/10

Quite a windy spot and a few sandflies in the morning. It was quite muddy but there's plenty of places to park on grass/gravel. Flush toilets, surprisingly with toilet paper and bins. Right on the water, great spot. A 30 minute walk to the tavern, nice owners there and decent enough food.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ben McGeachie

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to camp. It's free! Not windy on this occasion but other reviews say otherwise. Self contained so didn't have a need to use public toilets. Great views. Nice little village and we were all alone. This is the motorhome life!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Sebastiaan Kemperman

Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot, bit windy but plenty of space. Lovely cafe nearby in the village for breakfast/morning tea.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Ron Clarke

Czech Republic

Ranking: 7/10

Great freedom stop on the bay. Plenty of room. Cockles galore at low tide. Unprotected so windy.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Nadia Somat


Ranking: 8/10

Free campground next to the beach. Not really swimmable from the campground, but looks pretty.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

+Lovely view, right by the sea front
+Collected nice Paua shells

-flush toilets were disgusting
-Didn't like the feel of the place, not sure why

:( Wouldn't stay there again, wished we had done two nights as Monkey Island instead

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in October 2013

ramy's avatar


United States

Ranking: 9/10

We liked this area so much we stayed 2 nights. Park with the beach at your door. Only a couple of other campers for neighbors. Large area and plenty of space. Close to Riverton which we found was a very nice town with a great I site. Saw Hector's dolphins in the bay.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in April 2013

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Chris Peterson


Ranking: 10/10

Great spot,nice and quite with the beach at your door. Flushing toilets and plenty of room with cows for neighbours.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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rich kiimmii


Ranking: 9/10

A free camp with absolute beach frontage..nice find! Sweet spot with gorgeous views over the bay, went for a swim and took a walk around the coast. A few other campervans when we were there but it was peak season, we went right to the end (near an old bus shelter) and got a lovely patch of grass and the end of the bay to ourselves. This is a ripper spot for a freebie.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome scenic spot right on the beachfront. We enjoyed the beautiful sunrise and the kids found lots of Paua shells. Very basic toilets.

Reviewed over 9 years ago