Te Kauwhata Domain

Te Kauwhata Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking



23 Rankers Reviews

0 Face-to-Face

14 Dump Station

62 Freedom Camping

2 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


  • Dump Station
  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Stefan Hohmann's avatar

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 5 months 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 6 months 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 7 months ago

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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago

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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 9 months ago

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Ancient Uncle

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent site. Very quiet. Only a few minutes walk to shops and four square supermarket. Water available, dump station, toilets (ok we preferred to use own in campervan, but ok if you need them) Floodlit most of the night. All this for free, just give a donation of 5NZD. We had spent the previous night at a Top 10 park, which was expensive and we preferred this.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Marty's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

A nice place of the main highway to stay. 6 Van's present tonight. Toilets available which are very lit up. Very happy😁👍

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Johannes's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago