Quiet place, parking on the grass, public toilet 100m away. Pretty good for no cost.
Nice spot by the estuary but overcrowded during weekends. A bit noisy with the jet skiers messing around.
Beautiful spot right on the spit. We were perched overlooking the estuary. No drinking water available. Would recommend!
Beautiful place to stay. Love being close to the water for a swim. Can get a bit crowded in busy summer time so get there early to secure the best spots.
Nice place to stay, very quiet, toilets close by but no lights.
Great secluded and sheltered spot. Plenty of space and access to the waterway. Bathrooms were clean but are old/basic and a bit of a walk. Overall a stunning spot.
Great place right outside Ohope. There is great fishing all along the estuary. The parking is in an open field and you can access the beach from the sites. Bathrooms were a bit grungy, but generally nice. The park seems to be pretty popular and lots of boaters and groups were taking advantage of this spot.
Great place to stay have never been there before very quiet a pleasant will go again and take my inflatable boat , would like to suggest a longer stay in the off season a long way to come for only two days four would be great love the place good on you Whakatane
23Sept18. What a find. A large field essentially with loads of rooms for campers of all sizes and free. 2 flushing loos in the adjacent park. Quiet
23Sept18. A great site. Quiet, free, by the sea, free, 2 toilets within a very short walking distance.
Room enough for a lot of campers/motorhomes.
Amazing quiet campsite at the end of the road. Flat grassy field that is clearly signposted for camping. Right next to beaut beach and decent flushing toilets a short walk away. Can’t fault it.
Great spot loads of space, although our local friends warned us not to park on the right side (furthest from water) if it is going to rain because it floods that side! Fine If dry weather. Drop Loo is little walk, but good. Quiet camp, plenty of room.
Lovely quiet spot with room for more than a dozen campervans in unmarked spots. Small toilet block a short walk from parking with natural lighting only. Water needs to be boiled before use. Nice walk around the point is quite lengthy and track back past the golf course isn't well marked. Boat ramp with separate parking area sits beside camp site. Only a couple of boats launched dawn and dusk so noise shouldn't be any trouble. Much quieter than site down the road (but no playground for the kids).
10 out of 10. Stunning site at the beach on one side, estuary on the other. Toilets. No other facilities.
Great spot. By the water. Good for fishing. Felt very safe.
Awesome free spot! Right next to the nice calm beach. Good toilets. Felt safe. Must stop here if you're going to Ohope.
Excellent location right on the water. Has toilets nearby. Lots of grass and very quiet.
Nick Bay of Islands Campervans
Great place to stay the night. Only give this one a 9 because you have to be careful after rainfall not to get stuck. We had a great afternoon here with a G&T overlooking the inlet and a good night sleep. Only 5 motorhomes allowed, so first in first served.
A safe quiet spot for 5 self contained vehicles tucked away to the right of the boat ramp. It is a grassy site but low lying so can be very soft and can flood in wet weather. There is a clean toilet block in the reserve and good swimming and fishing in the tidal estuary. As the area is large the council could and should make more sites available.
Took a while to find- tucked around a corner on the right side of the boat ramp and only the 5 official spaces. We got the 5th space and one other s/c stayed, but that was no problem. Can fish from the beach. We were there on a Sat and a group of about 8 cars came and parked in front of us to use the small beach for launching their jet skis for about 5 hours but no biggie.
Right on the beach even though it was a carpark. Quiet but felt safe. Free.