Opoutama Beach Reserve, Mahia

Opoutama Beach Reserve, Mahia

Freedom Camping Site


18 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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Wairoa District Council

Local government organisation


North IslandTairāwhiti GisborneWairoa


  • Freedom Camping
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Jacki's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stunning spot right on the beach - well maintained public toilets and waste area.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Tabitha's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Such an amazing, destination spot. Beautiful beach. A dump site and toilets.
You can park right near the beach. Lots of space.

Reviewed 4 months ago

Amy's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Awesome spot right on the beach. You can either park up on the grass or under some shady pine trees. Plenty of space. Great public toilet, rubbish bins and dump spot nearby.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Steve's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great spot,large grass area, and dump station nearly finished.Fresh water available.,watched Rock lab launch.very cool.kid friendly swimming dog friendly.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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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 about 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

Qtmac's avatar


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 almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years ago

Layna's avatar


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 2 years 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 almost 3 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 about 7 years ago

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 7 years ago