Island View Reserve

Island View Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking


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There is a 3 night maximum stay in any 4 week consecutive period at this site. The 4 consecutive weeks begin from the first overnight stay.


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Western Bay of Plenty District Council

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North IslandBay of PlentyWaihi


  • Dump Station
  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Bex Voss's avatar

Bex Voss

Ranking: 10/10

Quiet spot to sleep, fun playground, clean & tidy toilet, campervan dump station & separate water tap which fits a regular hose connection.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Sean's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Good carpark with plenty of room for long vehicles. A dump site, clean toilets. Can't see the water from parking area but it's only 1 or min walk to the beach. As previous review mentions close to road but its pretty quiet at night.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Vanessa's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot just off the road. Large carpark area can fit quite a few camper vans however did full up by about 4pm. Nice clean toilet and close to beach. Small area on grass behind parking to sit down and relax. Close to the road however seemed to be quite peaceful at night.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Kirsty B

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Ranking: 8/10

Good spot. Toilets were clean and drinking water nearby. It is a carpark, so no room for sitting out and relaxing.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Felix's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Excellent spot! Just in front of the beach were we took a walk in the morning. 24h toilet available and dump station. We had a very nice and peaceful night there

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Glen Marshall UK

Ranking: 8/10

Try the municipal site up by life guard station but was full so traveled along to this one which turned out to be a real bonus as great facilities, clean & comical toilets which played music plenty of parking up to about 8 campers but it was nice & quiet as there was only 3 there on the night we stayed, but the site just a stroll up & down from it were to capacity which is bizarre as this is lovely site & 100 meters from the beach would definitely stay here again

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Matthias's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

There is a toilet, a grey water dump, a drinking water supply and though it is near the road it is quiet at night.
Sunset at the nearby beach is quite nice to watch.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Roger's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Got here late on Sunday so only kne space left. Beautiful Campsite. Locals really friendly simon and Jackie took time to show us their long line fishing rig. All spaces full but when a car and caravan take up six bays its not surprising there is no dpace for others.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Jonas R.

Ranking: 7/10

Good toilet but only one. Dump station provided. Good for one night. View is OK, street close but not much traffic.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Rugby's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Stopped here overnight. Be careful parking over a footpath. Good spot nice walk along beach then rained so snugged in for night. Goof toilet to music. Dump station so all sorted for next fee days.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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The Farrs

Ranking: 9/10

This was a great free spot!! Maybe 7-8 spots (didn’t count) RIGHT on the waterfront. Toilets on site with tap water on the side of building.
Enjoyed a gorgeous sunrise in the morning.
Only reason it’s not a 10 is because of the location being in town despite being beautiful.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Judi Warmerdam

Ranking: 9/10

This is a clean, well defined, well kept and level car park which backs on to a grassed area and the the frontal dune. The beach is a short walk down a path - private and quiet, and looks unspoiled. Shells galore! Looks like good fishing spot for whiting. Potable water here with threaded tap for hose, plus wash down threaded tap and effluent drain. Public toilet on site is modern and spotless. There is no privacy - the site faces a row of houses (150m?). We backed in and were not bothered.

Reviewed over 5 years ago