Kaiaua Boat Club Reserve

Kaiaua Boat Club Reserve

Freedom Camping Area



20 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

163 Basic Camping

2 Miranda



camp site


All vehicles can park up here for the night (max stay 1 night), regardless of whether you have self-containment certification or not. 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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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 about 1 month ago and experienced in November 2018

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 3 months 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 4 months 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 8 months ago

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Amul's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Good spot for a night or 2. Toilets were clean. Lovely views to enjoy.

Reviewed 9 months ago

Yotakahron's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great space by the water. Toilets were okay, no shower. It was very cold and windy, especially in May. Like other said before, you can hear a lot of people in the morning at the docks. Lots of space to park, by the grass and trees or on the gravel.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Bianca Biehl

Ranking: 7/10

A nice little camping spot between Auckland and Coromandel. Basic toilets. Good for one night.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Dennis Riedel

Ranking: 9/10

Nicely located campsite at the beach. Basic toilet facilities. Dig for mussels or dine with fresh fish and chips next door.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

A lot of space. Public toilet. Perfect for staying one night.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Bob Fontaine

Ranking: 10/10

Thanks Kaiaua Boat Club! Perfect spot, right next to the water.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Martin Hall-May

Ranking: 10/10

A good stopping point for us between Northland and Coromandel. The view over the Firth of Thames is stunning and the area was quiet and contemplative. What more can you ask for of a free site? Thanks to the boat club for making this available.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Lukas's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Free campground close to a beach. Nice grass area, clean. Toilets and water supply.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Lee Whitley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Perfect spot to camp for free just an hour away from Auckland. Lots of space to park up, there are toilets they are basic and suitable for what is required. Nice and quiet and beautiful to wake up to in the morning!

Reviewed over 4 years ago