4 Rankers Reviews
145 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 - Tangiora Ave Ext., west side adjacent to the trees.
Size - 12m or 2 car park spaces, starting at the second car park space from the entrance on the west side and heading north.
North Island ▷ Coromandel ▷ Whitianga
Lovely little car park with a view over the beach. Only two allocated camper spaces so get in early to avoid disappointment. Toilets lovely and clean although women’s shower doesn’t work, saw campers using the one in the men’s instead. Great spot to go and visit New Chums Beach and quiet spot to stay for the night.
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Only two sites so be early or ask if someone will leave. I heard that the council checks regularly but there were other vans staying over night and they didn't seem to have issues. Awesome view over the bay, basic toilet, shower, picnic table and a little shaded area. So everything you need.
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Only two places available. The police are actively checking, one was fined the day we arrived because not self-contained, the day we left a car was sent away because they slept in a normal car. The site is wonderful, almost directly on the white beach (separated by stairs), but quite some waves and under current.
Toilets were clean, but were not cleaned during our two night stay in the weekend. The cold showers were closed unfortunately (February 2016). There is a very nice play ground area and two picnic tables. They are upgrading this place by adding a lot more picnic tables (in preparation).
At Friday night there was a local middle age group of six or seven at one of the tables drinking alcohol and listening music. They were nice and not loud and left around nine. At Saturday afternoon there was a lot of youth hanging around and drinking beer, they left around seven. We had also some noise of throwing bottles in bottle containers early in the morning. So, it is not a real quit place, but we loved it. People are nice and we felt welcome.
Great spot in a car park on a very quiet, pristine beach. Male and female toilet; 3 toilets and a cold shower in each. Excellent facilities to get rid of rubbish, including many recycling bins. A large play ground is situated beside the 2 designated parks. A general store operates directly across the road.
Mostly occupied by locals, who were present and a little too friendly (one coming into our van). There are picnic tables that offer excellent beach views. We used the beach to run on and some people were fishing. There are only 2 designated spots for self contained only. There were other motor homes and non self contained vehicles that camped in spots that weren't allocated. I find that quite disrespectful personally and hope in future they get fined. It was a busy car park and due to motor vans taking up non designated spots, people had no room to park. If you do intend on camping there come at 5pm and grab one of the two available spots, you won't regret it.