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Self-contained camping allowed for three days
No non-self-contained vehicles and no tents


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Umbrella Organisation

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North IslandTaranakiMokau


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Laura's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Nice quiet place to stop. Grassy area for parking. As an aside dogs are allowed. On lead and pick up after them. Signage around to show they’re allowed

Reviewed 5 months ago

Terry's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

So many spots, there must be at least 20 vans here and it’s clean

Reviewed 8 months ago

Josh's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great little spot off of the highway, two large areas to park up right on the waters edge. This spot has a cafe/ice cream shop that appears to be open in the summer which I imagine would be great on a sunny day.

Toilets are onsite and are long drops. The stench is overpowering once you lift the toilet lid and the view down the drop will forever be ingrained in the back of my eyelids every time I try to sleep.

Otherwise a neat little spot very close to the Three Sisters rock formation, which is quite a cool thing.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Eamonn's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stunning spot right on the beach, nice toilets and a cafe right there, Short walk to The Three Sisters around the coast. One of the best freedom spots I've stayed at

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Susan Feeney.

Ranking: 9/10

This spot is a complete gem, wonderful magical spot , clean long drop toilets, we were there on a Sunday so busy with people on day trips, 2 lovely kiosk one for coffee and ice cream etc the other hot chips and burgers etc all very reasonable in price. Had a wonderful evening walk to see the 3 sisters , totally recommend staying here, everyone was very friendly .

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Carla's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic spot with stunning views! Public long drop toilets in great condition but pays to park as far away from them as at the time we stayed the was abit of a wift in the air!! Coffee an burger bar near by, expensive at $16 a burger but worth it!! Please note, as per strong advice by locals, be VERY carefull walking around to 3 Sisters rocks, MAX 2 hours before an after low tide but be carefull as if the tide comes in you will have no where to go!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Justin White

Ranking: 9/10

This is the best place to camp to go see The Three Sisters. There is limited parking and the bathroom door has a hard time opening, but those are the extent of the problems. The walk to see the three sisters is about a 15 minute walk through sand, but can only be accessed at low tide. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the North Island, and I definitely reccommend seeing it at sunset if you’re able to.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Miri's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Awesome free place to stop on the way through. Nice view of the ocean, clean flush toilets, plenty of toilet papar, quiet and away from the main road. Rubbish dump is just up the road cost $1 to use.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Silly American

Ranking: 8/10

Good little spot to ring in the new year. A few locals going crazy with fireworks but there’s not much out here but a strip of a few houses. Plenty of parking. I made the mistake of parking under a Manuka tree and found flower droppings all over my van for days after. No potable water, the bathroom is about 100 meters away, and no trash bins. At the turnoff from the main road there’s a dumpster for recycling and one for trash, but to use the trash one you have to insert four $1 coins. That’s probably why the little trash can in the bathroom was overflowing in fast food wrappers. Great walk out to the three sisters at low tide. Some neighborhood kids went hunting for clams in the mud at low tide and came back with a huge bin, maybe if you know something about that this spot could benefit you

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Aaron's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Appears to be two different areas with room for probably 10-15 campers combined. Right on the estuary. Bathrooms are basic. No cell service. Great access to the three sisters and elephant rock at low tide. Worth a stop just for this, just don’t get stuck out there. 11/4/19

Reviewed almost 3 years ago