Opoutama Beach Reserve, Mahia

Opoutama Beach Reserve, Mahia

Freedom Camping Site


14 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

1 Wairoa

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Open grassy area and toilet.


Freedom Camp right next to Opoutama Beach

Freedom camping for any self contained vehicle for a maximum of 3 nights in a row. Opoutama is a safe swimming beach for all the family.


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North IslandTairāwhiti GisborneWairoa


  • Freedom Camping
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Smitty's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Second time we stayed here in the last six months great spot right by the beach only downside this time were council rubbish bins overflowing and piles of rubbish next to them and beware it’s cockroach season here so check your gear before you put it away

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Emma Brownless

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Nice vibe, clean area, Thankyou to the local council who clearly take time to look after the place. Beautiful views of the bay and lots of great spots right on the beach.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Thomas Read

Ranking: 10/10

A lovely open space right beside the beach. Lots of locals coming and going, but quite quiet. A local store just a short walk away. Toilets with limited water supply. Lovely safe beach.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Ranking: 10/10

We arrived in the dark as we had been to the sunset bar and sports club for dinner which I would high recommend very friendly and great food. The campsite was right on the waters edge toilets very clean and tidy. A bit of history there to read about

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Tedy's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place! Nice beach, lot of space, good loillet with light, dump station. You just have to come. Only! Dont go to sand if u are not 4x4

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Lovely spot on a Sandy Beach, popular with locals. Views of the Mahia Peninsula. We were able to park on the sand facing the beach and right near the bathrooms. Change rooms also available. Drinking water on site. Huge lot that could easily fit 20 campers. A bit windy and the bugs were bad at night. Beware, lots of people were getting their vehicles stuck in the sand and needed to be pushed or towed out. Pick your spot wisely

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Mystery van

Ranking: 10/10

Great place! Hear the river and the ocean at night, beautiful stars and clean toilets! Will be back!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Christina L

Ranking: 9/10

Great spot! Flush toilets, easy to find and a lot of space. It got really windy though. Awesome view in the morning.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Graeme's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Another great location provided by the Wairoa DC. Plently of flat sites with views out into the bay. There is a toilet block with a cold water shower on site. The beach is flat and sandy and good for swimming, and Mussels can be collected off the rocks at low tide. The only downside during our stay was the bay and beach was covered in masses of smelly decaying sea weed including rubbish, such as old cans plastic bags and bottles.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Roland Oldengarm

Ranking: 9/10

One of the best views we had so far! Next to the beach, awesome views. Toilets are basic, but that doesn't really bother us. During Christmas period almost full, 9 out of 10 campers.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Constanza Salas


Ranking: 10/10

Very good location - tap water missing.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Aline Patricio


Ranking: 9/10

Very beautiful beach.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

GN100's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot near a great beach. Seaweed etc seems to collect in the first 100 metres of the beach, but beyond is great. Basic toilet block is the only facility, but its free. We spent some time at the other end of the beach where holiday homes and the commercially run campground were, and retreated back here. Only problems were the high proportion of bogans .... but we were there on December 30/31

Reviewed almost 8 years ago