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
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.
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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.
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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.
Nice place directly at the sea front with public toilets (open all night). Toilets are really big, but only ok clean. There is a coin bbq at the site and various picnic benches. Enough space for 4-5 campers. Nice grassy areas with big trees. Quiet and a very nice café on the other side of the street. Would definitely recommend this place for one night.
A primo spot only 10-15 minutes north of Thames. Across the road from the local store, covered area with coin operated BBQs, public toilets with a covered in picnic area beside the playground and beautiful big trees for shade - another great waterfront gift from the good people of the Coromandel.