Five Mile Bay Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Phone: (07) 378 3885

Phone (intl): +64 7 378 3885

88 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 7.

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Macker

Ranking: 7/10

Great site, gets very busy (November) but fairly large site. Noneuch thing as freedom camping when crammed im with others! Great views of lake

Reviewed 17 days ago

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Rich G UK

Ranking: 10/10

I’m a bit mystified! This is a beautiful location but people have complained about the long drop. It’s FREEDOM CAMPING and as such you shouldn’t need an on-site loo. You’re supposed to be self sufficient with your own facilities. Love the location, plenty of room for a good number of visitors - sadly one of them couldn’t find room in his truck for his rubbish😫😫

Reviewed 19 days ago

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Jude

Ranking: 8/10

Large area with lots of places to park (avoid concrete parking bays- no campervans allowed there). Fantastic view over the lake but need to get there early if you want to park on lake front. Quiet site, literally drop loo with no other facilities.. recommend.

Reviewed 26 days ago

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Noreasters

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely loved this site, self contained so didn't use the long drop though. Just simple beatiful views, parked right by the lake, was windy but rocked is to sleep. Great walking path up towards Taupo, can also cycle.

Reviewed 28 days ago

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jcastl

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place to stay right on the shores of Lake taupo with a view of tongariro. Got pretty full in Nov, so get there early. There is one long drop toilet, which can be pretty far away depending on where you park. Don't forget to make the most of a free hot bath in the spa park in Taupo.

Reviewed 29 days ago

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Lee

Ranking: 10/10

This place is stunning!!! Quiet peaceful and you get to camp with fellow travellers, which makes you feel safe. A must do freedom camping experience due to its location. We stayed in holiday parks everywhere else due to their beautiful locations

What could be better than lakeside camping

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Claudia

Ranking: 9/10

Gorgeous spot, beautiful sunset if you catch the timing right, was busy even out of peak season. 1 Long drop toilet on site. Take own loo roll, but otherwise good facility.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Tiago

Ranking: 7/10

If you want a stunning view trought your window in the morning, that's the right place. We had a plesant time here. Expect some noise from the road and people with torches at night. No facilities but still amazing.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Peter

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best freedom sites we used. Even in May it was full so get in early. Parked right on the lakes shore. Would come back to here again.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Becky

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome place to stay! Very busy, so pays to come early if you want a spot right at the lake front. We had a very windy night which shook the camper around, lots of fun and excitement!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Juliane

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice spot next to the lake! Lots of space. Must be idyllic without heavy rain.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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ascotandanaussie

Ranking: 10/10

A brilliant place to freedom camping! We stayed 2 nights and has a spot with a uninterrupted view of the lake both nights. Long drop toilet was very clean and not at all smelly. Security did the rounds at about 9pm each night so don't risk it if you are not self contained.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Farrugia Family

Ranking: 10/10

What a great place to stay.
You have to get in cause it gets busy.

Reviewed 8 months ago

88 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 7.

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

Macker's avatar

Macker

Ranking: 7/10

Great site, gets very busy (November) but fairly large site. Noneuch thing as freedom camping when crammed im with others! Great views of lake

Reviewed 17 days ago

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Rich G UK

Ranking: 10/10

I’m a bit mystified! This is a beautiful location but people have complained about the long drop. It’s FREEDOM CAMPING and as such you shouldn’t need an on-site loo. You’re supposed to be self sufficient with your own facilities. Love the location, plenty of room for a good number of visitors - sadly one of them couldn’t find room in his truck for his rubbish😫😫

Reviewed 19 days ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 74 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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Jude's avatar

Jude

Ranking: 8/10

Large area with lots of places to park (avoid concrete parking bays- no campervans allowed there). Fantastic view over the lake but need to get there early if you want to park on lake front. Quiet site, literally drop loo with no other facilities.. recommend.

Reviewed 26 days ago

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Noreasters

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely loved this site, self contained so didn't use the long drop though. Just simple beatiful views, parked right by the lake, was windy but rocked is to sleep. Great walking path up towards Taupo, can also cycle.

Reviewed 28 days ago

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

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jcastl

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place to stay right on the shores of Lake taupo with a view of tongariro. Got pretty full in Nov, so get there early. There is one long drop toilet, which can be pretty far away depending on where you park. Don't forget to make the most of a free hot bath in the spa park in Taupo.

Reviewed 29 days ago

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Lee

Ranking: 10/10

This place is stunning!!! Quiet peaceful and you get to camp with fellow travellers, which makes you feel safe. A must do freedom camping experience due to its location. We stayed in holiday parks everywhere else due to their beautiful locations

What could be better than lakeside camping

Reviewed 3 months ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Claudia's avatar

Claudia

Ranking: 9/10

Gorgeous spot, beautiful sunset if you catch the timing right, was busy even out of peak season. 1 Long drop toilet on site. Take own loo roll, but otherwise good facility.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Tiago

Ranking: 7/10

If you want a stunning view trought your window in the morning, that's the right place. We had a plesant time here. Expect some noise from the road and people with torches at night. No facilities but still amazing.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

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Peter

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best freedom sites we used. Even in May it was full so get in early. Parked right on the lakes shore. Would come back to here again.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Becky

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome place to stay! Very busy, so pays to come early if you want a spot right at the lake front. We had a very windy night which shook the camper around, lots of fun and excitement!

Reviewed 7 months ago

Award-2-24px Congratulations Five Mile Bay Recreation Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

Top Ranked NZ Awards 2016 Freedom Camping Finalist

Juliane's avatar

Juliane

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice spot next to the lake! Lots of space. Must be idyllic without heavy rain.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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ascotandanaussie

Ranking: 10/10

A brilliant place to freedom camping! We stayed 2 nights and has a spot with a uninterrupted view of the lake both nights. Long drop toilet was very clean and not at all smelly. Security did the rounds at about 9pm each night so don't risk it if you are not self contained.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Farrugia Family

Ranking: 10/10

What a great place to stay.
You have to get in cause it gets busy.

Reviewed 8 months ago