Buffalo Beach, Whitianga Beachfront...

Buffalo Beach, Whitianga Beachfront

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189 Freedom Camping

10 Whitianga


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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 - 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


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Layna's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

We were lucky enough time get the only available spot at 11am. As others have said, there's only 3 spots and it's right on a very popular/beautiful beach. So showing up early is a necessity.
Max 2 night stay. Bathrooms and cold shower close by. Dog friendly area. 1km walk to their town centre. We had a fantastic stay here

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Chris's avatar


Ranking: 3/10

Endroit squatté dès 11h du matin par des véhicules qui se disent self contained, ce qui contraint les vrais self contained à aller passer la nuit dans des campings payants. C’est lourd...

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Mark Jarvis

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely location right next to the beach and only a 10/15 min walk into town. Views in the morning were beautiful. Only limited space but was empty when we visited in September. Toilets block closes at around 10.30pm and reopens at 6am, includes an open shower which we braved (very cold).

Reviewed 5 months ago and experienced in September 2019

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Martin Hansen

Ranking: 8/10

A lovely place with a lovely view.
Only 3 spots for sleeping, so might be full when you arrive. Be here early. We were very lucky to get the middle spot even though we arrived at 5 pm.

The view over the ocean is beautiful to wake up to. Make sure to back up into your spot so you get the most out of the ocean.

Only really downside is that the toilets are VERY basic and are closed at night.
But there is a reason that you have to be self contained to stay here.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Emile's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great place, beautiful view

Reviewed 11 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 about 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

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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 almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years 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 about 2 years ago

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Julia Weiss's avatar

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 almost 3 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 over 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 over 3 years ago