Five Mile Bay Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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59 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 5.

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Beverley Halfhide

Ranking: 8/10

Nice in summer for a swim. Mice and mosquitoes around in April. Toilets but we didn't need to use. Close to Taupo. Great sunset view. Would stay again.

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estelle D

New Caledonia

Ranking: 9/10

free campsite pour motorhome autonome, très agréable
au bord du lac, vue magnifique, et site calme, vue coucher de soleil très belle
attention à respecter les limites de stationnement des motorhome, un panneau indique la limite,
ne pas hésiter à aller au fond à droite pour se garer

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Mark Haydon

England

Ranking: 8/10

Large area attracting overflow campers from nearby Tuapo. Great location, but the weather for us was awful. Single drop loo, but as this site is only for self-contained motorhomes, that's not really a problem.

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Harriet Smith

Ranking: 8/10

Perfect location next to the lake, great swimming spot. Quite busy and some locals came and played very loud music. Take toilet paper for the long drop toilet! Great for one night's stay. Use the super loo next to Taupo library for a $2 hot shower and hairdryer!

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Gena Bond

Ranking: 7/10

Really busy place. Having said that if early you can sit right by the lake and it's amazing views.. No other facilities other than toilet. However easy access to water and rubbish bins on way to Taupo .

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Andy Bond

Ranking: 10/10

Wow what a great site. Busy but quiet, well apart form the waves crashing on the shore. Lots of motorhomes here. Great access to the water, ideal for us with sea kayaks.

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Breanna Alexander

Ranking: 10/10

Heaps of sites available, right next to lake if you want. We arrived very late (9.30) and still had no issue finding a site (mid Dec). There are drop toilets, make sure you bring toilet paper.

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Erich Brueggermann

Ranking: 7/10

Huge parking area on Lake Taupo. We stayed in December & by evening there were approx. 60 campers there! Despite that quiet to sleep. Biked into Taupo (8km per way, lovely cycle trail that meanders along the lake, great to walk too). We had a perfect spot right on the lake with magnificent views!

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Phan and Anita

Ranking: 9/10

Pretty good spot on the shores of Lake Taupo. We went late December and it was very busy with not a lot of flat space left, and full of campervans but a lovely quiet spot none the less, with easy access to beach and the walkway around the lake.

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Sue Horstra

Ranking: 9/10

Great roomy spot on the lake. Not far from shops. Drop toilet on site.

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Richard Lack

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to stay looking over the lake, had plenty of parking.

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steve zan

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

good views and lots of space, not crowded

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Tony Waters

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great spot easy to find.
Quite a few vans here but still room to be right next to the lake.
The lake shore line was covered in pumice, so much fun throwing in rocks that float!
There is a long drop loo, although if you head south along the walking track you'll find a much nicer one 5 minutes away but you need to be self contained anyway.
There was a bit of highway noise and planes from the airport.

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