Onerahi Beach Road Reserve

Onerahi Beach Road Reserve

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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


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Whangarei District Council

Local government organisation


North IslandNorthlandWhangarei


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Alan's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice Quiet spot by the beach with toilets 🚻

Reviewed 7 months ago

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 over 2 years 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 almost 3 years 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 about 3 years 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 3 years ago

Franz's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed over 3 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 over 3 years ago