Te Arai Point

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking



10 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

41 Basic Camping

3 Orewa



Seaside camping


This is a Rodney District Council designated Overnight Campervan Parking Spot for self-contained vehicles. Max stay of two nights, please get active and vacate during the day.

From Maungawai Rd: Turn off onto Te Arai Point Rd, drive to end.


Feature Value Info


North IslandAuckland RegionOrewa


  • Basic Camping




  • Self-Contained Motorhome Site

    Flat grassed and metaled area with all-weather access on the front half either side of the access gate. The SCC campground is nestled in behind the dunes, with the odd Pohutukawa tree around the edge.

    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day
    Infant $0/day


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Teaghan's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Slight hassle for booking need to book online and then call council to get combo lock for gate but an absolute steal for $10 per person only facilities are toilets and dump stations but an absolute amazing spot right on the beach.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Iliana Tsimopoulou

Ranking: 7/10

$8 a night - for a simple car park a little bit too expensive!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Mike Merrick

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great place to stay, right on the beach BUT it is no longer FREE! Apparently you're supposed to book in advance and get a code to park behind a locked barrier. Cost is apparently 6$ per person. Security guy came around but was fairly apologetic about the system! There's also very poor phone coverage on the site so very difficult to call the required no.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Marcella S

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great site with incredible views. However, IT IS NOT A FREEDOM CAMP!!!!!!!! It used to be, but things changed. So, consider make your reservation within Auckland Council and pay the fee of $6 per person/night before you go. Yes, before! As the reception for mobile phones doesn't work properly on site. Furthermore, there is no administration or public phones to be used on site. Apart that, I had a great experience. Beautiful and peaceful beach... nice walks... amazing scenery.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Elise Graham


Ranking: 10/10

This place is beautiful!! Long sandy beach and nice walking paths. Toilets are clean and close to parking. Surfing is great when the tide is right and swimming is cold but nice is you have a wet suit.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Friederike Kranzin


Ranking: 10/10

Freedom camp direct on the ocean, with a long beach, more beaches nearby, good toilets, good sites, beautiful nature (dolphins, lots of mussels).

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Christina Habranke


Ranking: 10/10

You have clean toilets and an amazing beach!! When you have a clear sky - watch the stars in the night! Awesome!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Team Kim&James


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful spot - apart from a few surfers we had the place to ourselves! Basic, clean toilets and an onsite dump station. Beautiful sunsets!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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