Island View Reserve

Island View Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking


12 Rankers Reviews

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13 Waihi

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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.


Feature Value Info


Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Local government organisation


North IslandBay of PlentyWaihi


  • Dump Station
  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


  • 12 Rankers Reviews

    Quick Quotes

    • Good toilet but only one.
    • Stopped here overnight.
    • Nice spot just off the road.
    • Good spot.
    • This was a great free spot!!

    Rating Distribution

    Rating Count Percentage
    10/10 2
    9/10 4
    8/10 4
    7/10 2
    6/10 0
    5/10 0
    4/10 0
    3/10 0
    2/10 0
    1/10 0
  • Reviewed 4 months ago


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

    Bex Voss's avatar

    Bex Voss

  • Reviewed over 1 year ago


    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.

    Sean's avatar


  • Reviewed over 1 year ago


    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.

    Vanessa's avatar


  • Reviewed over 1 year ago


    Good spot.

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

    Kirsty B's avatar

    Kirsty B

    New Zealand

  • Reviewed almost 2 years ago


    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

    Felix's avatar


  • Reviewed over 3 years ago


    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

    Glen Marshall UK's avatar

    Glen Marshall UK

  • Reviewed over 3 years ago


    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.

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  • Reviewed over 3 years ago


    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.

    Roger's avatar


  • Reviewed almost 4 years ago


    Good toilet but only one.

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

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    Jonas R.

  • Reviewed almost 4 years ago


    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.

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  • Reviewed over 4 years ago


    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.

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    The Farrs

  • Reviewed over 5 years ago


    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.

    Judi Warmerdam's avatar

    Judi Warmerdam