Buffalo Beach, Whitianga Beachfront...

Buffalo Beach, Whitianga Beachfront

Overnight Campervan Parking



12 Rankers Reviews

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104 Freedom Camping

12 Whitianga




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 end, opposite 19 Buffalo Beach Road, seaward side and to the north of the tree.
Size - 12m starting from the tree and heading north-west along the parking area.


Feature Value Info


North IslandCoromandelWhitianga


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


Emile's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great place, beautiful view

Reviewed 4 months ago

Ashleigh's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice camping spot with a lovely view over the water, despite being on the main road. Space for 3 campers and toilets next door with a cold shower. This is inside the toilet block so a little more private than the normal outdoor ones although it doesn’t have a door/curtain. Nice and clean. 10 min walk into town for shops and cafes. Lovely!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Geoff Walker

Ranking: 8/10

All fine, little bit difficult that you back onto the footpath, locals want you to keep path clear. Picnic bench and toilets

Reviewed 10 months ago

Dydee's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

A bit strange setting up to camp out in a car park, but what a beautiful view to wake up to! Our favourite free camp spot on Coromandel by far. Only three spaces available which filled up by 4pm when we were there (April 2018 school hols). Toilets are not flash but are clean and close by. Lots of dog walkers and runners use the walking track alongside the camping spots so expect to hear folks around your camper early in the morning. A 10-15min stroll to shops, boats and playground.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ranking: 8/10

There are three spaces so get here early! We arrived at around 3pm and someone tried to pull into our spot while we were straightening up. Public toilets are very close but close overnight. There is a cold shower in both the bathrooms. Only a short walk into town and a there are a couple of takeaway places close by if you want a break from cooking.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ben H

Ranking: 8/10

Good spot. Officially only fits three. Right by the bay so if you keep windows open might get a bit of noise. Public toilet nearby wasn't that great.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Julia Weiss

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely place right at the beach, waking up with sunrise and sea view, perfect. Toilets and cold showers available and clean. Only a bit noisy because right on the street.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Heidi Maurice

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great free spot for self contained vehicles! Fabulous sunrise, quiet even though next to road. Be aware - do not park outside the two bays as instant $200 fines are issued.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Robert Hanbidge

Ranking: 10/10

This was a great location with the sound of the ocean crashing at your back door.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Sam Howard

Ranking: 7/10

Good free camping spot, fab views of the bay, parking is literally at the beach front. Yes, is on the main road although we stayed on a Monday night in December and were the only camper had a very peaceful nights stay very little road noise. Only a short walk to the town centre.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Virginie Polguere

Ranking: 7/10

Only 3 places. Toilets and cold shower possible and very close. Nice view, too bad that it's next to the road. The town is just 10-15 minutes walk. Spark cabin for WiFi a 5 minute walk.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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New Zealand

Ranking: 4/10

Just out of town - nice walkway along the beach.Right on the main road with quite limited space but ideal if you are stopping for a stock-up before heading north to the wilderness

Reviewed over 4 years ago