Waiomu Domain Beachfront Reserve

Waiomu Domain Beachfront Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking


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9 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 corner of the reserve north of the turning circle.
Size - 30m starting at north-west of the turning circle and heading east.


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North IslandCoromandelThames


  • Freedom Camping
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Sharlene's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great place to stay, would be nice if motorhomers were more considerate of parking spaces, some seem to think the world owes them. 5 hogging 8 spaces, Managed to get the park right next to the water, stayed 2 nights, rocky beach by parking but sandy beach by playground, lots of shade and trees on grounds, free bbq, outside shower for rinsing off, big toilets with changing room, people fishing at high tide pulling in snapper. 2nd/3rd Jan

Reviewed 24 days ago

Vanessa's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great place to stay. Loved it here. Nice place to park on the grass however make sure you are between signs we were slightly out of the sign posted area and got asked to squeeze in closer. Toilets are a short walk away however very clean facilities. Cold shower to wash off and nice safe place to swim. Local takeaway shop just across the road if you dont feel like cooking.

Reviewed 12 months ago

Alex's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stayed there for New Year’s Eve so was plenty of space. Lovely area to spend the night/half day and you get a beautiful sunset :) toilets are clean and there is an outdoor shower. Definitely recommend it.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Roy Swan

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing beach front site fits about 6 to 8 campers. Fantastic views

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Kate's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful view, right on the water. Really nice clean toilets, stayed there 2 nights. Be careful to park in between the sign posts, they are strict on this. Good cafe across the road too.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Celeste's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Really enjoyed our night at this spot! It's by a beautiful beach and the sunset views were fantastic. There's a cafe across the street (pizza for NZ$22 if you don't want to cook), bbq, bins and playground. Nearby there's a grocery store (15 minute drive) and a petrol station with a dump station and potable water (20 minute drive). The toilet block is spacious, clean, well stocked and well lit with a cold water shower on the outside of the building. There is limited space, we arrived at around 3pm and the site was already more than half filled. Unfortunately we made a tasty meal for some mosquitoes so make sure all doors and windows are fully closed at night.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Sophie's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot along the coastline. Approx 3 min walk to the toilets which were clean. Outdoor cold shower. Great covered BBQ area and plenty of picnic benches around. There is a cafe across the road that does lovely food and ice cream. Would recommend! It is busy and tends to fill by 17:00. Note: rangers were ensuring vans were self contained and also parked between the markers.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Kat Rolls & Debbie Hamill

Ranking: 10/10

Toilets will service. Friendly campers. Highly recommended to fellow campers. Beautiful location.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Soph's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice location on the sea, clean toilets nearby open all night, lovely cafe opposite - would come again. Filled up by 5pm.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Dydee's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

A gravel car park beside the sea, with space for about 8 campers. Nice grassy area and playground for kids to play in. We saw glowing phosphorescent waves rolling in after the sun went down which was a bit of a treat! Good shore for beachcombing, great spacious and clean toilets nearby, and sheltered picnic area beside the playground. Not too busy when we were there, still places available at 5pm despite being school holidays (April 2018).

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Stefan Hohmann


Ranking: 8/10

Clean and quiet location, we stayed directly (3m) near the sea, sounds great! Toilets and outside showers about 100m away, perfect for a overnight stay on the way to Coromandel.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Jo Dawson

Ranking: 10/10

A really lovely spot where you can hear the waves crash as you fall asleep (if the rain isn't bouncing off your campervan roof!). Clearly signed and marked area where you can park up, although some campers still ignored this. 200m walk to clean spacious toilets and also a kids playground. The coffee shop over the road is a must visit. Hot lamb pies, cheese scones and cakes to die for.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Cyril Marques

Ranking: 9/10

Nice freedom spot. Fairly clean toilets (although not the cleanest and no shower), café across the road.
Nice stop before going deeper into Coromandel Peninsula.

Reviewed about 5 years ago