Brighton Reserve

Brighton Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking



4 Rankers Reviews

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84 Freedom Camping

10 Waihi


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Freedom Camping is prohibited from the third week of December to 7th February.

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


North IslandBay of PlentyWaihi


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free



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Melissa Rodrigues's avatar

Melissa Rodrigues

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent spot right on the beach. Bathrooms and outdoor cold shower. Free gas grills cleaned daily by the county (awesome!). We found the most incredible shells on this beach. Only spots for 4 campers tho. We didn’t realize we had to park in a designated area but got lucky no ranger came by. Our kids loved the park playground. Would have stayed on more days if we could.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Leanne Taylor-Smith

Ranking: 9/10

Space for 4-5 campers in designated bays, perfect next to beach and a quiet park. Toilets and cold showers in the block next to the parking. Very nice to walk in beach in eve and morning.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Murray Sutherland

Ranking: 8/10

We stayed here for one night on our way up the coast, was very windy but overall good. Only 5 spaces for vans but we were just 3. Toilets ok and a cold shower, plus a lovely 8km beach to have a run on in the morning. Not so scenic one way as you're in a part of town but 20m to the beach the other way so who cares?!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Debbie's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great spot on the right as you come into the car park area, good toilets and outside cold shower that were cleaned every morning, the most beautiful swimming beach. Great stop for two nights !

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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