North River Bank

North River Bank

Otaki Beach - Overnight Campervan Parking

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Imogen

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful spot. It was peaceful but pretty windy which was nice though the night. Lots of space and easy access. I would only go in decent weather as in my van i prefer to have doors open to cook under cover and i think my awning might get shredded 🤣

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Ka pai

Ranking: 10/10

Tent camping Saturday night near the Estuary Otaki River, there were heaps of campervans/motorhome/vans/bus/Utes sit up for the night along the sea shore area, brilliant weather, friend & I went for a walk along the sea shore watching fishermen/women fishing along the way, we walked beyond the Surf club, we took our seats near the campers to watch the sun sit & to hear a Kōauau (flute) while the sun was just disappear behind Kapiti Island magic.. On Sunday went for a morning walk on the other side of the Estuary, yes there is a rubbish bin & toilet closer to the camp site on Kapiti Ln Rd Picnic park I knew about this beach camp area my friend use to renovate batches/houses on Marine Parade it was so nice & handy. Enjoy & Respect the whenua -

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Laurie

Ranking: 7/10

Rankers is wrong not only for 6 vehicles can park any where in a huge area beach or lake or river spots
No toilets closes would be back at main beach so need to be self contained .Very scenic area can see kapiti island from beach from other side as was in Parapariki beach 2 days if there good biking at Queen Elizabeth regional park but have to stay in holiday park there only rated it
a 7 as no toilets

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Laurie

Ranking: 7/10

Rankers is wrong not only for 6 vehicles can park any where in a huge area beach or lake or river spots
No toilets closes would be back at main beach so need to be self contained .Very scenic area can see kapiti island from beach from other side as was in Parapariki beach 2 days if there good biking at Queen Elizabeth regional park but have to stay in holiday park there only rated it
a 7 as no toilets

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Pat

Ranking: 9/10

Place is great. Awesome views. Will need to be self contained as there are no facilities around. For the view and vibe I would give it a 10.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Denise Philpott

Ranking: 10/10

Came with my 7m caravan and managed to get car stuck in the sand. No worries, within three minutes two helpful souls were there to help. Just needed to uncouple, set up van and hand maneuver a little for departure next day. Beautiful place by the sea to relax and watch the fishers. Next time will go further down by the river mouth.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Rachel Leghorn

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful spot right on the beach front. No facilities, but this is nature at its finest! If you are not self contained, do not stay here. This is a gem of a location and we need to keep it (don't poo on the beach!)

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Mic&Ric

Ranking: 8/10

A lovely spot right on the ocean. Was a pretty quiet exposed area on pebble/sand. Not too windy (December). About 7 vans/campers stayed overnight. No toilet or water as listed. A few families visit for the day surf fishing. A sweet spot.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Kel

Ranking: 7/10

Great spot for self contained vehicles only. If you aren't self contained, stay at a motorcamp up the road. Very simple.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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An

Ranking: 8/10

Free campsite, no facilities but beautiful at the sea.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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estelle D

New Caledonia

Ranking: 1/10

free campsite pour motorhome autonome
site vraiment douteux avec des voitures qui fond des allers/retours et restent stationner un moment avec des jeunes femmes…
site sur graviers, rien de particulier hormis la proximité de l’océan
convient parce que gratuit, mais nous sommes restés bien enfermés dans la motorhome

Free campsite for autonomous motorhome, site really dubious with cars that drive back and forth and stay parked a moment with young women..... site on gravel, nothing particular except the proximity of the ocean is suitable because free, but we stayed well locked up in the motorhome.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Fernando Silva

Ranking: 9/10

Very quiet and safe place! Beautiful view as well. It just has no toilet, but still all good to stay for one night!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Aaron wood

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect free camping site right on the beach front. Beautiful walks, I imagine it could be very exposed in poor weather. Perfect good weather free campsite!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Paul Riepen

Ranking: 7/10

Great beach location, can be very exposed to bad weather so pick your days. On a nice day you couldn't ask for better, right on the beach views of Kapiti coast and Kapiti Island. Bring fishing gear, good snapper for the surf caster and in season white baiting at the river. Is a stony beach but at low tide it is great for walks on the low tide sand. Really easy to find, just turn left when you reach the beach road and keep going when you get to the end of the road, the gravel starts and you can drive all the way to the river mouth. Pick your spot as you go. Don't back up too far in the gravel or you might get stuck like me trying to get to close to the sea front.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Marty Turek

Ranking: 8/10

Great campsite. Pay careful attention to the tides though. Had to move the tent from campervan area due to a high tide. Amazing spot to watch the sunset.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Benjamin Scherer

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome place to stay ON the beach! Hundreds of metres of space to stay over night right on the Ocean! Fishing allowed and you can ask for making a fire! Great!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Wilma Senior

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great place to camp for free. Lots of space. Great sunsets. No facilities.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Julia Emery

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic spot! If you're looking for a well equipped/Top 10 style campsite, this isn't it, but as a previous reviewer has said - camping on the beach? Priceless!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Lee Whitley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Just drive straight down to end of marine parade, down a wee lane, there is a sign saying no camping but drive past and go onto the pebble beach and ya can park up there. Perfect spot for the night, no toilet but 2 mins other end of marine parade there are but no camping beside that. Beach is beautiful as well as surroundings, quiet and worth going of the road for it!

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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GN100

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Bare, barren stony beach but reasonably isolated. Plenty of space for many campervans - we were 150m from the nearest van. Slightly tricky to find as initially an old sign indicates no camping, but go past this onto the beach and a new sign indicates self contained campervans are welcome

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in May 2013

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Nina Coopmans

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Personal favourite. Free site on rocky beach. No facilities, but the fact that you park your camper on the beach is priceless.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in April 2013

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Max Trimble

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome camp site right there where the Tasman Sea meets with the New Zealand west coast. A wonderful experience to be able to camp at no cost within a stone's lob (not even a stone's throw away) of the ocean. I recommend this site unreservedly!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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josshaw

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

More secluded than the Tasman Road free camp, but also more exposed. The camping area is right down a rought track, just off the beach in sandy/muddy scrubland amongst lots of driftwood. No facilities, but plenty of space. Quite a long way from the nearest shop.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago