101 Rankers Reviews
64 Freedom Camping
North Island ▷ Taupo Region ▷ Taupo
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Great little spot but very popular all year around. Probably the busiest place we’ve stayed in the last month! Lovely views over the lake, walks along the lakeside but only one toilet. Probably best to use your own if possible! Recommend
We had a great stay at the reserve. It’s a beautiful area right on the lake with a great morning view! There is a five mile walk right on the park that you stay which is clean and full of life. Definitely recommended as an evening stop on your way!
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Excellent spot right on the lake. Great for the dogs. Get there early it gets a bit cramed.
We arrived Easter Thursday with our caravan and stayed over night. The place was absolutely full of mainly camper vans.
Ten thousand people and only one long drop toilet. As we’re in our mid 70’s, it was most ‘convenient’ pardon the pun, to park by the only bog in town. Then when we could see the queue had stopped temporally, we were in like Flynn. We do have an onboard toilet but poo still smells like poo! Ugh.
The long drop was very clean and no smell. Do NOT forget to take paper or you’ll wind up like Robinson Crusoe and opt for a finger, haaa ha.
It was a very pleasant place to stay, awesome views and no cost, a pensioners dream come true.
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Large parking area by lake, space for loads of vans. Beach good for swimming. Toilet, in reasonable condition.
Lovely spot to watch the sun go down over the lake.
Another great spot right by the lake. Spectacular sunset! Close to town and huge area to camp.
Only one toilet that we could see and take your own toilet paper but otherwise it is an awesome spot :)
Gorgeous spot right on the lake! Peaceful and special. Very large area but lots of vans, started filling up in the evening. One clean drop toilet.
Great location to get to hikes in the morning.
Nice location near the lake. Long drop toilet, so make sure you have your own tissue. Extremely busy, so make sure are arriving earlier in the day. We arrived after dark and were able to squeeze into an unlevel spot.
Went out each day and we liked it so much came back each evening for 3 nights. It starts filling up 4pm onwards but big enough to take a lot of vans. Had a swim each evening as can go out quite a way and still be in waist high water and sandy underfoot. Long drop toilet was not the cleanest and a queue forms in the morning. Noticed a patrol car come round one evening.
Great place and views. The beach and the sunset were amazing. I swim there and it was one of my best experience with swimming in that place (no wind at all that day). You could also run in the beach and bicycle. It is the perfect place for tria.
Your supposed to be Csc certified self contained meaning use your own loo & let day visitors use it. Once again non CDC vehicles try to get in but security move you on & will get $200 fine if you dont. They check 4 times during the night & will wake you up & ask you to leave immediately.
Beautiful spot by the lake! Get here early if you want a spot directly on the lake since it is a very popular spot and gets full fast during summer months. It is a very large spot so there are plenty of parking spots with fairly level ground all around.
Stunning view of the Lake and very quiet. Get in early to get a spot as it fills up.
We didn't sleep at all because of the severe wind off the lake, so not a great choice for light sleepers or those prone to motion sickness.
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 😍