15 Rankers Reviews
24 Freedom Camping
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.
North Island ▷ Coromandel ▷ Thames
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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.
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.
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Toilets will service. Friendly campers. Highly recommended to fellow campers. Beautiful location.
Nice location on the sea, clean toilets nearby open all night, lovely cafe opposite - would come again. Filled up by 5pm.
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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).
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.
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.
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.
Perfect spot right next to the ocean. Cafe across the road serving all homemade food and perfect coffee. Toilets at the end of the drive were clean and open from 7am. Fire and bbq available.
Great overnight spot for up to 5 campers. Public toilets and BBQ available. Cafe over the road.
Probably one of my favourite campsites we went to. Not much space but right on the ocean! BBQ available for a couple coins. Great washroom with a summer outdoor shower. Stunning sunset.
This place was amazing, the sunset was so beautiful. Beautiful camping grounds, well kept toilets lovely picnic spot. Fantastic cafe across the road.
Another beautiful spot. Well maintained public toilets which are open all night, playground, picnic benches and bbq. Cold outdoor shower.