Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking



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53 Freedom Camping

12 Thames


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All freedom campers must be certified self-contained.

Maximum stay of two consecutive nights, departure by 9am.

Park only between the freedom camping signs.

Location - North-west of the loop road, seaward side directly off the loop road and back from the shoreline.
Size - 30m from first tree to the north east of the loop road heading south-west.


Feature Value Info


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  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Micaela Bretton's avatar

Micaela Bretton

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely beautiful. No freshwater or facilities but totally fine for self contained motorhomes. So serene and peaceful.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Dom's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Facing a pristine stony beach, simple friendly place. Road noise not really a problem. Lots of wild birds in fenced areas. Nice short walks nearby. Lovely!

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Manon's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Ok, it’s December 24th and I was praying just to have a place in this beautiful country to stay the night. Thames, you delivered!!! Thankful for the great spot by the water and the quiet after 2 days in the north!!! 10/10

Reviewed 10 months ago

Tills's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

No toilets but the view is amazing!

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Haley's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

This place is beautiful!! Lovely location in front of the ocean, paved parking lot and a picnic table or two within reach. Only downfall, no bathrooms or showers.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Rich's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice little free camping spot ,quiet great view out to sea

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Nadia's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Easy to find & access, quiet,
beautiful sunset view and birds. We got the last spot among about 8. Clean toilet at park a few minutes away.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Jonas R.

Ranking: 10/10

Great views, no facilities, free. Wind almost blew us away and car was shaking but could be seasonal. Would still recommend for self contained cars

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Helena Souckova

Ranking: 7/10

In the night quiet, not easy to find. Sea is not suitable for swimming.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Ewan Evans

Ranking: 9/10

Five spots. For certified free campers only as no toilet or shower. Amazing water views, and couldn’t hear anything from our spot due to the waves. No beach so only gets a 9 :-)

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Romy de Boer


Ranking: 8/10

Very nice direct location by the sea. It has about 5 spots with plenty of space around 3 picnic areas but no toilet.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Michael Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Nice site right on the water. Gave an 8 as a little bit noisy being close to the road, and cars coming in and out of the car park till late.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Anke Hamsen

Ranking: 8/10

Basic freedom camping spot. The view is fantastic. Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed over 3 years ago