Little Bay Recreational Reserve

Little Bay Recreational Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking



5 Rankers Reviews

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104 Freedom Camping

8 Coromandel Town




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 - South-east side from south corner.

Size - 25m starting from the area south-east corner and heading north along the eastern boundary.


Feature Value Info


North IslandCoromandelCoromandel Town


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


Erika's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Just a sandy patch of gravel to park on with a long drop loo and no water. But room for 6 vans and a beautiful beach right at your doorstep!

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Ashleigh's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Decent little place to spend the night. Small car park that leads onto a beautiful beach with clear waters. Toilet is a long drop but clean enough and space for three or four campers. Very quiet for a good sleep!

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Pim Brackenie


Ranking: 10/10

This free campsite at a small parking lot (only two spots) deserves the maximum score. It is next to a beautiful beach, playground next to the campsite, toilets and a (cold) shower inside a facility 20 meters away. This is the only free campsite we spent the night, that had an indoor shower nearby. From here you can go to New Chum’s Beach by foot, where you can have your own beautiful private beach (in november).

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Will McConnell

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A really beautiful, secluded bay. We were the only ones there. The loo leaves a little to be desired but that's freedom camping. If you want peace then it's worth the miles of gravel roads.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Zoe's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely half moon beach with Pohutukawa trees for shade from the heat. Busy spot in the summer months. The parking area is nothing to write home about but access to the beach is on your doorstep. Only room for 1-2 campers. Public toilet.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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