5 Rankers Reviews
337 Freedom Camping
All freedom campers must be certified self-contained.
Maximum stay of two consecutive nights, departure by 9am. All freedom campers must depart on Saturday mornings.
Park only between the freedom camping signs.
Location - Main car park, full north-facing side.
Size - 115m from east to west ends in the formed northern car park.
North Island ▷ Coromandel ▷ Thames
Nice open green space, got locked in the public toilets but managed to climb out. Could do better
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Relatively quiet spot, loads of space. Toilets, but they are locked! And they are serious about the vehicle being self contained. We got a $200 fine at 6 in the morning for not having a toilet.
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Good spot in town (close to restaurants, Pack'n Save...) BUT come early! Some huge bus and campervans like to take 2 places just for us. They absolutely don't care about the rules and worst, the others! So...
Not a bad option if you arrive in the area late at night after a long drive, and can't be bothered trying to find anything else, but if we had the time and energy we would definitely head north of town a bit to a slightly more scenic site. A large, level gravel car park with some big trees - it served us well in the torrential rain, thunder and lightening storm.
Great spot to spend your first night in a camper if you flew in late to Auckland. Just a large gravel car park next to a park. Toilet locked inside the sporting club overnight which was fine in self contained camper. A little loud with traffic but great for a stop over.