Te Kauwhata Domain

Te Kauwhata Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking



13 Rankers Reviews

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27 Dump Station

64 Freedom Camping

2 Tuakau




Stay for a maximum of three nights.
Suitable for non self-contained vehicles to stay here.


Feature Value Info


North IslandWaikatoTuakau


  • Dump Station
  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


Johannes's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Good location for free camping. Toilets were okay. Good enough for 1 night stay. Calm.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Trudy Worboys


Ranking: 10/10

We turned up l0pm a few spots available. Nice and clean and quiet although we were up early so hopefully we were quiet enough. Perfect place for a sleep.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Georgia Trompf

Ranking: 9/10

This was the first free campsite we stayed in and we were so happy with it! The toilets are clean, there is a washing up station and the site isn’t too cramped. Overall a great place to spend the night! Also it’s in a perfect location if you’re travelling along the west coast from Auckland -> South as it’s 3 minutes off the motorway.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Liv's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Really great place to stay overnight, toilets really clean and somewhere to wash up. Lots of spaces too! Just have to put your donation in so really good value :D

Reviewed 9 months ago

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The Flip Flop Family

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

The best Freedom Camping site as there was power! Only required a donation of $5 per site. Clean toilets, washing up space and power. An absolute bargain. The only free site we have come across with power in north and south island. If you want to see what it looks like, you can watch our video review on youtube, just search the camp site name and 'The Flip Flop Family'
Happy Camping from The Flip Flop Family

Reviewed 12 months ago

CHA LEMAY's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

+ loads of spaces (we were about 30 and it wasn't even half full)
+ lots of garbage bins
+ clean bathrooms
+ drinkable water
+ easy access

- not a lot of privacy since it's a parking lot (we didn't mind it, people were respectful)
- no showers

* It's located up the hill, if you get there and it's dark, it isn't in from of the first empty field you are going to find, it is up the hill to the right.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Fivetogether's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great large car park with clean toilets a dog park and nice town within walking distance. Large vehicle access, dump station and playground for kids in town. Donation box at entrance so worth putting a few dollars in if you can to support the locals who keep the place clean.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Muhammad fayadh Mad jamil


Ranking: 8/10

As per discribe and others mention, toilet is clean with sink :) there is open rugby field infront of you. Good place to crash after long trip. Wish can camping here soon beside then just sleep in our vehicle.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Flavia Confalonieri

Ranking: 7/10

The site is good, is free. The toilets at basic but very clean. No showers. A very convenient place to stay overnight

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Lucy Winfield

Ranking: 5/10

Winter review: We stayed here by chance as the foggy weather made it impossible to drive further. A bit hard to find but it's exactly as described- an area to park for the night with flushing toilets. Was a bit strange in the morning when we were woken by a rugby match happening outside - the locals thought it strange we were there too. Overall - good for a pit stop, but definitely not somewhere to seek out.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Nathan Lal's avatar

Nathan Lal

Ranking: 8/10

Nice quiet car park at a Rugby field. Very easy to find and has clean toilets. A donation box is located at the entry to the car park :)

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Lucile Gendre

Ranking: 8/10

Just a parking and a little bit of grass. But free. Easy to find. Toilets and sink really clean.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Christine Allgaier

Ranking: 10/10

Loved the site, we stayed for two nights as it's easy to find. There are clean toilets with sinks, soap and toilet paper, an outside tap with drinkable water l. It's basically just a large field of grass but spacious enough to park where you want.

Reviewed over 2 years ago