Boyes Beach Reserve

Boyes Beach Reserve

Lake Okareka


36 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

13 Tarawera


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Right on the lakefront, great view and awesome swiming spot.

Rotorua District Council managed reserve. Vehicles with purpose built sleeping facilities (eg. motorhome, campervan, caravan, house bus etc) are permitted to park overnight for a fee in designated spaces within the existing carpark area. No cars, utes, passenger vans etc. No tents.


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Rotorua Lakes Council

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North IslandRotorua RegionTarawera


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Jaida's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

Awesome place to stay but during the days in summer it gets way to packed with people! Had to leave and the pricing is ridiculous

Reviewed 7 months ago

Nina's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

-2 points for being quite expensive ($20pp)
-1 point for the nkaed man at 11pm

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Ranking: 5/10

Beautiful spot. Exceptionally over priced. Used to be cheaper but now it is the same as a holiday park, without all the amenities. Nice toilets. Lots of day visitors during peak times. Plenty of litter left by locals.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ranking: 6/10

Cost per person is now $20 which is (as others have said) rather overpriced for what you get. We paid less at a lovely camp ground in Ngongotaha (Willowhaven) with kitchen and hot water so not sure where the council is getting their pricing from. Quiet enough overnight, but extremely popular with day visitors. Not surprising as it is a lovely spot - great for swimming, water sports and a picnic :)

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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A Brad in a van

Ranking: 3/10

Pretty car park beside the lake. Basic toilets. That’s it - for $20 per person. It seems like the council is just providing this facility to say they have one. Here on a beautiful day in late November and not another soul here.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Jennifer Millar

Ranking: 8/10

Stayed in July, only 5 campers so lots of space. New amenity block with lots of clean toilets, outside showers, drinking water and outdoor sinks for washing up and plenty rubbish and recycling bins. Big playpark for kids too. Great spot would be great in summer and have a swim in the lake. Cost was $15 per adult and $7.50 per child via honesty box.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Piotr Kostiw


Ranking: 3/10

It's only carpark at the lake beach. Price 15$pp is too high, should be for free.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Sarah's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful spot. We were here for a night over Easter, so it was very busy.
Pretty expensive for having nothing except toilets and rubbish bins.

Reviewed over 3 years ago