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.
North Island ▷ Bay of Plenty ▷ Tauranga
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Only stayed the night, so I didn't explore the area. The freedom camping area is a big area in the forest. Toilets are close by.
Rikke Hessellund, Denmark
Nice place. Enjoyed a morning walk in the nice forest. Lots of birds.
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This was our first freedom camp and it was superb. Clean toilets and ruining water. Peace and quiet woodland setting. Lovely walks in the woods (take a torch for the tunnel on the walk it's 50 metres long and pitch dark)
Space for a lot of SC campers. Wildlife galore.
Only for self-contained!! The ranger on-site told us that it used to be for self-contained/non-self-contained and tents. But they have a regular water problem, so they can't let people in that are NOT self-contained.
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Okay for a free camping site but the main purpose is not the campers and you feel like you are staying there on grace rather than feeling welcome. No place or way to do dishes, really dirty toilets where the paper was out before the day was over. Not charming camping site. But free. Although 30 min drive from Rotorua so not suitable if you want to do things in town. The gas is going to cost you more than the experience gives you.
Great place to stay. We felt cosy covered by the silence of the trees. Fresh water, clean toilets, a bench and a BBQ! Take the walk to the tunnel - it's absolutely worth it! We came back a second time. :)
Top camping spot just away from the highway. Forest scenery. Clean Toilets, water, BBQ station and has roaming security during the night. Make sure you don’t go past the amenities building which will be on your left as you go in - if you do, you’ve gone too far and will need to turn back.
Real easy to find and we came in the dark so that was good, absolutely no reception at all though so getting out was a bit of a struggle, had great toilet facility's so pretty good for a free spot.
Awesome place, though well used....so if you're seeking seclusion then you are probably out of luck.
Toilets are well kept so it was disappointing to see that some travellers hadn't taken their rubbish with them, instead opting to leave it at the toilet block for someone else to clean up.
A little bit better signage at night was the only thing that could be improved upon, just so you know where you are supposed to park up when you arrive/stay there.
Nice quiet spot with level ground. Lots of space for vehicles. Toilet facilities are really good, look quite new. Flushing toilets and clean sinks. Auto lighting as well. It was difficult for us to find in the night. Once you go in to the park do not take the first left where the gate is, go straight on but take a slight left when you see the amenities block, drive past it and you will see a NO FIRE and Freedom camping signs this will mean you are on the right track go straight ahead 10-15metres and you're at the spot.
Does what it says on the tin. A clean, quiet spot just off the main road to stay for the night as you tour the island. Impressed with cleanliness of two toilets and sinks. Surrounded by woodland and we had an incredible view of the stars at night with the light pollution being very low. Spot on.
Nice location sooo beautiful!
Only downside: sooo many cigarette butts everywhere. So disrespectful to nature as it contaminates the soil, also looks so horrible.
If your going to smoke then put your ciggy butts in a plastic bag and throw it in the bin.
The camp site is free so treat it with respect.
Amazing location and grateful non self contained can stay there.
Well signed, but it's not easy to find the exact place when it's dark! Go on the left after the sign... toilets and sink were good. Enough space for many vehicles. 25 minutes from Rotorua.