Te Kauwhata Domain

Te Kauwhata Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking


28 Rankers Reviews

0 Face-to-Face

9 Dump Station

1 Tuakau

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


Feature Value Info


North IslandWaikatoTuakau


  • Freedom Camping
  • Dump Station
  • Free


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Lucy's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great spot, very quiet and clean and lots of room for campers. Very safe

Reviewed 4 days ago

Roque's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great spot before Auckland, toilet are very clean and have a sink for dishwashing, during the morning a friendly employee from council did a survey to keep supporting the campsite

Reviewed 12 months ago

Aj's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great free camping spot

Stayed here on a Saturday night late November 2020, arrived at around 10.45PM and only two other campers so lots of parking space. ( Park diagonally facing tpwards rugby pitch) also area for tents.

Toilets nice and clean and it has and outdoor tap / sink for washing dishes, lots of green areas to set up picnics, tents etc. Lots of bins provided and parking spaces for campers and rugby and squash club. Remember to donate your $5 as this is funded by donations and locals.

Forsquare is a 10 minute walk away and is open till 8pm, also in the village several nights of the week is a Thai food van which has great food. There is also a pool located locally that you can pay to use.


Reviewed about 1 year ago

Shannon's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Police did a check of the area which made it feel safe. toilets and a sink for washing up. Donation of $5. Nice and peaceful

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Karen's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Excellent facilities. Much appreciated. Nice quiet spot.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Stefan Hohmann


Ranking: 10/10

Many thanks to the county for this great place. Water and dumping facilities are available, also a big area for tents. Very silent during the night, we felt safe because of a light all night long (not disturbing us to sleep). Of course we gave a donation of $5.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Merche's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Thank you to Waikato District Council and the neighborhood for this place.
It is a great place for a non selfcontainer cars and tents with this great grass and clean WC also quiet at night if people are ok.
There is a donation of 5 dollars which helps to maintain this place.
We need more places like this everywhere,so if you are staying please donate 5 dollars to contribute to keep this place

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Silly American

Ranking: 10/10

Great last campground of the trip as there was potable water and a dump site right there. Large, clean bathrooms and an outside sink for washing dishes. It was pretty packed my night so it was evident where to park, but it’s pretty much up against the side of the parking lot with the stands for the rugby pitch behind you. A few tents set up on the opposite end of the campers. Some other reviews talk about power hook-ups, they might be referencing running an electric cord to the electrical boxes at the base of the light poles, but I wouldn’t be comfortable doing that. $5 donation asked for and was a perfect place to dump all my New Zealand coins at the end of the trip.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Christina's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Stayed here on Saturday night and lost a pair of green/brown trail running shoes. If you find them please call me. 0225447424
The site is nice enough, very clean toilets.
I got confirmation from the council that the water from the washing up sink tap is drinking water but the others aren’t.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Gap year

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to stay for the night. Clean bathroom and very quiet. A lot of space for tents

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Bartezz's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Bitumen car park next to rugby field. Lots and lots of space for campervans. Very clean toilet block with running water, toilet paper and hand dryer. Lights on at night! Trashcans available.

Not the most beautiful spot we've freecamped but a very good and accessible spot nonetheless. Kuddo's to the council and volunteers involved.

PS. Free power as mentioned below did not work 😜

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Lisa's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

nice and quiet place with everything you need. unfortunately, some campers came very close, even if half of the parking area was still free. Please donate 5 dollars to keep it as it is

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Jun's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

화장실과 오수처리 시설이 매우 좋다.
마을 운동장에 위치한 주차장으로 화장실과 오수처리 시설이 좋다.
시설을 유지하는 지역 사회를 위한 $5 기부를 받는다고한다. 그러나 충분한 가치가 있다고 생각한다.

동네와 가까워 마트도 걸어갈 수 있다

Reviewed about 2 years ago