Kaiaua Boat Club Reserve

Kaiaua Boat Club Reserve

Freedom Camping Area

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29 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

141 Basic Camping

2 Miranda



camp site


The photo attached shows where people are allowed to park overnight highlighted in green. Do not park in the red area.

Only ONE night is permitted (the signage reflects this).

If the designated area is full or too wet to park on, you must move on, you must not park in the car park highlighted in red in the photo. By parking in the red area, this causes issues for people who use the car park for launching boats at the nearby ramp. Signage is up regarding this, do not ignore it please.

Keep it clean, take your rubbish with you, and big-ups to the Boat Club for sharing their facility!


Feature Value Info


North IslandAuckland RegionMiranda


  • Basic Camping
  • Free



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Libby's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Lovely free campsite, nice spot and village, just over an hour from Auckland. Toilets are clean too.

Reviewed 28 days ago

Emma's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Stayed here twice because it’s so good. Nice sheltered spot with clean toilets. Drive part the Miranda Hot Springs on the way out so you can stop off have a spa for $15 pp and a shower too!

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Christelle's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot in front of the water. 6 or 7 campervans already here for the night when we came, even in winter ! A lot of spaces but half of the spot was not practicable because too muddy. However there is another free camping area 5 min further with a much better view without toilets.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Nice simple little spot with loads of spaces. Toilet was nice and clean. Be careful of the mud when wet... nearly got stuck!

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Kati's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

We intented to stay at this free camping place but we find one one the sea shore 5steps from the water. It was a great experience to wake up and see the sun rising from the sea! We like it!!!

Reviewed 9 months ago

JT's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

far away from the highway but a very nice place. a lot of space for tents and vans.

Reviewed 9 months ago

Chris's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Quiet place, lots of space. Even for tents. Good toilets. And it's 4 free!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Gwen's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Fine place to stay but there is a one night limit

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Marion & Leonie

Ranking: 10/10

Just as described, lovely view, toilets were clean, right next to the road. Thanks to the boat club. Can only recommend the fish & chips across the street!

Reviewed 10 months ago

ElianaEldsfors's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Nice place to stay the night! Got there late but was not a problem. Totally fine toilets, a little shitty but not so. Would recommend if you're not SC.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in November 2018

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Jade's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great place to start your road trip in New Zealand. We spent our first night here and we really liked the sound and smell of the sea! Plenty of space and toilet and water supply. Recommended!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Pete Bergman

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Great place to stay for a night. Thanks to the boat club. Beware of the grassed area along the beach road if you have a dog as we went in October and there were Burr's in the grass that hurt big and small dogs feet and get stuck between pads and in fur. Everyone was super friendly.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

C J B's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Free, worth every cent. Block toilets, no soap. Crowded even in winter. Right on the stoney beach, fantastic tide shift.
No complaints! Great for 1 night before the expenses of Coromandel. Cheers to the boat club

Reviewed over 1 year ago