TECT Park – Freedom Camping Site

TECT Park – Freedom Camping Site

TECT Park – Freedom Camping Site


42 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

6 Tauranga

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Tect Park is made up of 1650 hectares forest land administered by the Western Bay of Plenty District Council. This huge forest area situated between Tauranga and Rotorua boasts a host of activities as well as a new KiwiCamp Camping facility in its center.
Established public facilities include tracks for walking, mountain biking, equestrian and family focused motorcycle tracks. There is a specific off-leash dog exercise area and even a couple of public electric BBQs.

There is a Adrenalin Forest high-wire adventure course sits along side other User group facilities include a variety of club shooting ranges, including Pistol, Clay Target, Deerstalkers, Paintball and Airsoft.
There are also motor-sports including a club motocross track, and model aircraft flying fields and the Lions Tree Grove with walking tracks, for future generations to enjoy.

++++ Important Information +++

- space for at least 10 motorhomes on a surfaced carpark and about 15-20 more spaces on the grassed area under the trees.
- first come, first serve (no bookings required)
- 3 night maximum stay in any 4 week consecutive period at this site.

- Showers $2.00 = 5min
- Washing Machine $4.00 per load
- Dish-washing Sinks $0.50
- Device charging power points $1.00 = 1 hour
- Cook tops $2.00 = 1 hour
- Fresh water filling $0.50

The new kiwicamp toilet, shower, laundry and kitchen block require a kiwicash electronic key to use. Outlets that sell them can be found here https://www.kiwicamp.nz/find-a-key/


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Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Local government organisation


North IslandBay of PlentyTauranga


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Serena's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Arrived in the dark, a little tricky to find but lovely peaceful spot in the woods. There are a few picnic tables and lots of spaces (only 6 others when we were there and lots of room still). Toilets are clean but unfortunately closed for repair in the morning. Highly recommend as a quiet stopover

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Backpack On Fire

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic spot. They no longer allow tents in this area so campervans can park in those spots some of which have picnic tables. We had a great spot for two nights with trees so we put our hammocks up. Good toilets and drinking water. People keep arriving late as there is so much space but otherwise really quiet and peaceful. We will be staying here again on our way back up the North Island for sure!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Fran's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Well located in a nice little forest between Rotorua and Tauranga. Clean flush toilets, drinking water and a BBQ Area (but didnt use them since they were dirty). Lots of space for ~20 campervans, pretty quiet. Would stay here again!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Remon's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great spot. Sufficiënt capacity (~20) in a beautiful forest location. Spotless amenities

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Michelle Strydom

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely overnight spot to stay between Tauranga and Rotorua. Bathrooms 5min walk away from the campsite which was moved from the original location. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. The other spots filled up from 18h00 onwards when we stayed over in April 2019. I would also recommend the walking tracks starting close to the bathroom locations.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in April 2019

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Martin Hansen

Ranking: 10/10

A really lovely place relatively close to Rotorua.
Great toilets and has a BBQ.

If you do not turn left in time you make it to the gravel road. You do not need to go there!

It has a great walk which starts from the information board. It takes about 1,5 hours to walk.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Shane Howe

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic Location
Make sure to take the entry into amenities block the track in to the camping area is just passed this, we did the tunnel loop walk, there were glow worms in the tunnel which was a great bonus.
Clean Flushable toilets
Great sheltered area with shade
Picnic tables
No shops close by
Walks available close by

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Bakers's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Totally worth it. We were the only ones there until morning when we saw one other had arrived in the night. Great toilets and fresh water. Felt completely safe as ranger lived right next door.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Kiwi kamper

Ranking: 8/10

Good clean flush toilets and fresh water. Tranquil setting.
Loved bush walk. Great stop over between Rotorua and Tauranga.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Courtney's avatar


United States

Ranking: 9/10

Really beautiful and quiet area. Toilets are open all night and were clean. BBQ behind the building with toilets. Visiting in late February there were only 3 other vans parked overnight.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Marion & Leonie

Ranking: 9/10

Just as described, very peaceful place, public toilets a bit of the campingground. Thanks you!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Rikke Hessellund, Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place. Enjoyed a morning walk in the nice forest. Lots of birds.

Reviewed about 4 years ago