Onerahi Beach Road Reserve

Onerahi Beach Road Reserve

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6 Rankers Reviews

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143 Freedom Camping

31 Whangarei


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One night maximum
Vehicles must be self contained
You must park in the designated site that is indicated by signage
If the site is full, you must move on


Feature Value Info


North IslandNorthlandWhangarei


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Layna's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Free section big enough for 4 vehicles, we managed to get a flat spot but apparently some are sloped. Right near the water, rocky beach. Picnic tables on beach. Playground close by. Toilets and fresh water available. Street was busy during the day as the boat launch is very close. Quieter in the evening.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Marion's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice (small) freecamp right next to Whangerei! Toilets and water station available and picnic tables on spot

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Margaret Robinson

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely place to stay. Clean toilets. Nice playground for kids and great view. Yes the spots are sloping but what do you expect for free.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Kysha's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great free spot on a quiet road right by the water. Public toilets, a play ground and bench seats overlooking the water all available. As someone else mentioned, some of the designated area has an incline which is not ideal for large motorhomes... but we made do for the night and would stay again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Franz's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice place by the sea with good toilets and playground for kids.
Would come again.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Richard Field

United Kingdom

Ranking: 4/10

While there is a lot of flat parking on the coast locally the authorised spot rises steeply at the back so the area is not practical for anything other than short vehicles unless you get there 1st and park along the bay. There is a public toilet opposite but otherwise can't understand why this spot has been allocated for freedom camping.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago