Opoutama Beach Reserve, Mahia

Opoutama Beach Reserve, Mahia

Freedom Camping Site

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8 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

9 Freedom Camping

1 Wairoa



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.


Feature Value Info


North IslandOut EastWairoa


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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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 5 months 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 4 years ago

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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 almost 5 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 5 years ago

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Constanza Salas


Ranking: 10/10

Very good location - tap water missing.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Aline Patricio


Ranking: 9/10

Very beautiful beach.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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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 6 years ago

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Nice grassy park up spot, right next to Opoutama beach. Handy to all the good things that Mahia is renowned for. Location is great, but unfortunately there was a fair bit of rubbish about. Worth a look all the same.

Reviewed over 6 years ago