Tuapiro Reserve

Tuapiro Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking



5 Rankers Reviews

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87 Freedom Camping

12 Waihi


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Tuapiro point

Self contained campervans can stay up to three nights at Tuapiro Reserve, Katikati.

There is a 3 night maximum stay in any 4 week consecutive period at this site. The 4 consecutive weeks begin from the first overnight stay.


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North IslandBay of PlentyWaihi


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free



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Serena's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Quite an exposed campsite on hard standing. Was very busy with local circus folk when we went but lots of spaces (approx 15). Toilets were adequate, no drinking water but large bin. Horses on the beach and lots of dogs, scenic area.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Teghan's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely beautiful spot. One of the best freedom camping sites I’ve stayed at. Scenic beach, flush toilets, quiet, tons of room. Would absolutely recommend.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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The West Texas Cyclist

Ranking: 10/10

Great place with only two other freedom campers tonight. Unbelievable!any of the other places north of here were already at capacity. Looks like this place could accommodate about 30 self contained units if everybody parks according to the rules. Nice grass, super views, gorgeous sunset, a bit breezy, and unbelievably quiet. Clean restroom and trash bins available. Love it!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Denise Farr

Ranking: 10/10

Plenty of room to park beside the grass reserve and near the water. Very tranquil spot when we camped there in December.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

This is a lovely parking spot for self contained campervans/motorhomes. Waterfront location, toilets available. Lovely estuary views and lots of birdlife especially black swans.

Reviewed over 6 years ago