Freedom Camping is prohibited from the
beginning of the third weekend of December up
to and including 10th February in each year.
Freedom Camping area is on grassed area
1.5m behind kerb.
Please respect the rules of the bylaw for staying at this spot - it is for self-contained vehicles ONLY, and the council is actively monitoring the site and issuing fines for breaches.
North Island ▷ Bay of Plenty ▷ Waihi
Nice free seaside campsite on grass. Place for about 10 campervans. When we woke up, we had a beautiful view on the bay when lying in bed in our campervan. Toilet and cold shower facility (bit outdated) 100 meters away. Shower was outside, which was pretty cold in november.
Great free spot with great view across the bay. Nice little beach (although a few bities at dusk). Toilets are basic but clean.
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Great place to stop and away from main part of town. Very limited spots for o/night campers which meant you had to get in early. Gorgeous little beach which would be awesome in summer.
We stopped here for one night in August. Really lovely location - flat grassy sites in front of a small sandy beach, surrounded by grassy picnic area. It is at the end of a car park, but was very quiet in the evening and overnight. Public loos were clean.
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No camping from third week in December through to 10 February. Strictly enforced.
A wonderful freedom camp spot. Just on a hill overlooking a white sand beach. It was a bit too cold for us to enjoy the beach but this is a perfect spot for a beach day. Ample space for free campers, some 10 campervans will fit in the designated area. Clean toilets. Highly recommended.
We stayed at Anzac Bay in February 2015. We came across the site pretty much by accident and what a delight it was. When we arrived about 3pm on a Sunday we thought we would have to move on because it was so crowded. Lots of people enjoying a day at the beach but by 5pm they started to move off and while there were still some motorhomes we were able to find a spot. We stayed two nights, went fishing in the bay and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Definitely worth a stopover.
This is an amazing site provided by the Western bay DC. During 2014 the DC have carried out a lot of work on the reserve and changed the parking rules. The road is now paved with kerb and channeling with marked parking for day visitors. Self contained vans have been allocated the grassed are in the middle of the reserve and the 3 vans limitation has been removed. Once the grassed area in the middle is full no more campers are permitted.
Fantastic spot, great views and very quiet. Facilities are good but basic and shouldn‘t be a problem as only self-contained vehicles allowed. Would have rated this site higher except for the fact they only allow 3 vehicles overnight and the campsite is Huge. When we were there, 3 previous vehicles hogged the spots all 3 nights.
Great location - nice grassy sites facing in across the harbor (as opposed to the open sea), ender pohutukawa trees. Limited to 3 vehicles at a time
Free for campervans. Has toilets and basic facility. Right on the bay. Not too far off the way if going from Coro-Manganui or vice-versa. Do yourself a favour and explore the other side of the hill south of the campground part. Very secluded little beach down rickety stairs with great photo opp of beach and lava rock. Also fun little rock climbing opportunity all around beach. Peaceful and gorgeous spot.
Beautiful spot, waterfront with great views. Walk to the top of the hill for even better views. Lovely sheltered beach. Toilets and picnic tables with plenty of flat area for campervans and motorhomes. Must be self-contained.