Kaiaua Boat Club Reserve

Kaiaua Boat Club Reserve

Freedom Camping Area



35 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

230 Basic Camping

3 Miranda


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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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Peter dath

Ranking: 2/10

Lovely place to over ight but spoilt but a very abusive local living at east coast road.
He has a Ridgeback cross dog

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Laura's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

We stayed June 2020. Free, quite picturesque spot with clean toilets. Pub, fish and chip shop and petrol station with a good shop attached are all across the road. Great stop off for us on the way to Coromandel after picking up our campervan in Auckland.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Just a guy

Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot at the sea. Toilets kind of clean. Some teenagers were racing around on a motorbike during night and screemed to wake campers up.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Tom's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Brilliant little campsite with plenty of room for multiple campervans with sights over the water. The toilets were reasonably clean and there was an outdoor tap for non drinking water. Fish and chip shop over the road about 5 mins walk and a bar...

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Saffron Laurence-Bade

Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic free camping spot! Was pretty busy while we were there, but full of lovely friendly campers who were nice and quiet at night. Awesome swimming at high tide and jumping/diving off the jetty and wharf at both ends. Great fish and chip shop across the road and the pub allows takeaway wine/beer. The Pink Shop just up the road has a good amount of grocery supplies with some veggies and fruit as well. A lovely spot for a wee break.

Reviewed 9 months ago

Madmatt's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

First free place I’ve stayed where the toilet isn’t filled with flys/ a porta potty.
Great views of the lake and sunset.
Good amount of spots

Reviewed 11 months ago

Libby's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed 12 months ago

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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 over 1 year ago

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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

Chris's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year ago