Five Mile Bay Recreation Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking, Taupo Region, NZ - 77 travel reviews for Five Mile Bay Recreation Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking
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North IslandTaupo RegionTaupo

Judith Bishop

François Bazillou

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Phone: (07) 378 3885

Phone (intl): +64 7 378 3885

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77 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 6.

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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 3 days 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 16 days ago

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Maddie F

Ranking: 9/10

Very busy. Just one toilet (it was full when we were there). No water point. Really calm, a little beach and a beautiful point of view on the sunset.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Haru Ito

Ranking: 8/10

It was pretty good. Free, quiet, big location and next to Taupo lake! BUT if you wanna stay good view point, you should go early. Good for only self contained car because there are only toilet.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Anders Neumann

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice place. Plenty of space. Next to beach. Nice view over Lake Taupo. Swimming possible at half of the beach (to the right), nicely warm and clear water. A few biting insects (March). Clean long drop toilet. We intended to stay one night, ended up three nights. Be careful with soft ground (sand) at a few spots. We drove a little recklessly and had to be towed a few metres. Would definitely come back.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Robert Gatford

Ranking: 8/10

Right on the lake and large enough for plenty. Only 1 drop toilet but if your self contained you don't need it.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Lene Hendel

Ranking: 10/10

The best place we camped in all NZ So beautiful and swimming in the lake was the best!

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Stephanie Starbuck

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect location. Great place to walk the dog. Can get busy but always space. On site toilet (long drop).

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Lesly Zwart

Ranking: 8/10

We have stayed here in December 2017 just before the holidays started. We arrived around 2 pm so we could choose a nice spot. It became busy after 5 pm. One toilet at the beginning of the parking. Sadly swimming in Lake Taupo wasn’t allowed when we were there so we left after 1 night. The traffic on the road wasn’t disturbing.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Ronald Daigneault

Ranking: 8/10

Gorgeous lake views. We arrived late in the evening and had no trouble getting a spot near the water. Bathrooms OK. Just bring your own toilet paper!

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Aaron Brose

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing open spot. You can park right on the lake. Shoreline will fill up quickly but there are still nice spots. Drop toilet and no running water.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Minnie Hayes

Ranking: 10/10

Wow! What a spot! Such amazing views. Glad we decided to drive a bit further than our planned spot.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Stefan Hohmann

Ranking: 8/10

Spectacular view across the Lake Taupo, a little bit windy, so you have to park your van in the right direction to get a calm sleep.

Reviewed 5 months ago

77 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 6.

ascotandanaussie's avatar

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 3 days ago

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Farrugia Family 's avatar

Farrugia Family

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 16 days ago

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Maddie F

Ranking: 9/10

Very busy. Just one toilet (it was full when we were there). No water point. Really calm, a little beach and a beautiful point of view on the sunset.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Haru Ito's avatar

Haru Ito

Ranking: 8/10

It was pretty good. Free, quiet, big location and next to Taupo lake! BUT if you wanna stay good view point, you should go early. Good for only self contained car because there are only toilet.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Anders Neumann's avatar

Anders Neumann

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice place. Plenty of space. Next to beach. Nice view over Lake Taupo. Swimming possible at half of the beach (to the right), nicely warm and clear water. A few biting insects (March). Clean long drop toilet. We intended to stay one night, ended up three nights. Be careful with soft ground (sand) at a few spots. We drove a little recklessly and had to be towed a few metres. Would definitely come back.

Reviewed about 1 month 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…

Robert Gatford's avatar

Robert Gatford

Ranking: 8/10

Right on the lake and large enough for plenty. Only 1 drop toilet but if your self contained you don't need it.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Lene Hendel's avatar

Lene Hendel

Ranking: 10/10

The best place we camped in all NZ So beautiful and swimming in the lake was the best!

Reviewed 2 months ago

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

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Stephanie Starbuck's avatar

Stephanie Starbuck

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect location. Great place to walk the dog. Can get busy but always space. On site toilet (long drop).

Reviewed 4 months ago

Lesly Zwart's avatar

Lesly Zwart

Ranking: 8/10

We have stayed here in December 2017 just before the holidays started. We arrived around 2 pm so we could choose a nice spot. It became busy after 5 pm. One toilet at the beginning of the parking. Sadly swimming in Lake Taupo wasn’t allowed when we were there so we left after 1 night. The traffic on the road wasn’t disturbing.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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

Top Ranked NZ Awards 2016 Freedom Camping Finalist

Ronald Daigneault's avatar

Ronald Daigneault

Ranking: 8/10

Gorgeous lake views. We arrived late in the evening and had no trouble getting a spot near the water. Bathrooms OK. Just bring your own toilet paper!

Reviewed 4 months ago

Aaron Brose's avatar

Aaron Brose

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing open spot. You can park right on the lake. Shoreline will fill up quickly but there are still nice spots. Drop toilet and no running water.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Minnie Hayes's avatar

Minnie Hayes

Ranking: 10/10

Wow! What a spot! Such amazing views. Glad we decided to drive a bit further than our planned spot.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Stefan Hohmann's avatar

Stefan Hohmann

Ranking: 8/10

Spectacular view across the Lake Taupo, a little bit windy, so you have to park your van in the right direction to get a calm sleep.

Reviewed 5 months ago