Te Kauwhata Domain

Te Kauwhata Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking



17 Rankers Reviews

0 Face-to-Face

26 Dump Station

62 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


Showing 13 reviews of 17.

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 1 day 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 6 days 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 22 days 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 about 1 month 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 8 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 10 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 10 months ago

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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 11 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 about 1 year 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

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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 almost 2 years 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