5 Rankers Reviews
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
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.
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.