South End Reserves, Pauanui

South End Reserves, Pauanui

Overnight Campervan Parking

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16 Rankers Reviews

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7 Tairua

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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 of the grassed eastern loop close to the trees.
Size - 12m starting at the eastern edge of the grassed eastern loop and heading west.

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Organisation

Thames-Coromandel District Council

Local government organisation

Location

North IslandCoromandelTairua

Categories

  • Freedom Camping
  • Free

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DennisC

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent spot, there were five vehicles when I arrived but two of them kindly shifted and made room me. There are toilets and a cold shower 30 meters away and a bbq and picnic tables.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Chris

Ranking: 10/10

Great spot next to beach. Good toilets and fresh water shower. Only fits 5 large campers once people set up awnings, so I asked them to move over and the people were friendly and responsive. Get there early as good spots get taken and chill on the beach for the day or hike the trail.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Karen Wood

Ranking: 3/10

Looks great, but we are seeing a bunch of “self contained” vehicles show up, loud music playing and the beers have just been brought out….part time. We are moving on along with another couple of true self contained vehicle!

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Lunar Orbit

Ranking: 7/10

A beautiful spot until after dark when it becomes a gathering spot for teenagers and Grubs to blast car stereos and get obnoxiously drunk so don’t expect any serenity.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Laura

Ranking: 9/10

Great spot, beautiful beach and nice walking track. Ok facilities. Signs could be clearer about how to park as we ended up getting stuck in the morning between vans all parking different directions and blocking us in but good excuse for a long beach walk :)

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Cymen Crick

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Ranking: 9/10

I enjoyed our night here. Lot's to do. The walk to Flat Rock is worth a quick wander to look at some cool lava formations. It feels like a great fishing spot, but not much happening on the day we were there. If you're up for it, then get a sweat up by climbing to the summit. Parking arrangements weren't too clear, but the ranger was excellent and explained it all in the morning. Pauanui is a trippy little settlement. Take a drive around and you might see what I mean :)

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Frieder

Ranking: 10/10

Great place for around 6 capervans. We will try the different walks starting at the site.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Andrew Hargreaves

Ranking: 9/10

Came here after checking some other nearby free sites. Wasn't disappointed. Great view. Nice and quiet. Decent toilets. No shower sadly, looks like its been removed. Free bbq area and picnic benches.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Andrew Hargreaves

Ranking: 9/10

Came here after checking some other nearby free sites. Wasn't disappointed. Great view. Nice and quiet. Decent toilets. No shower sadly, looks like its been removed. Free bbq area and picnic benches.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Sarah

Ranking: 10/10

Flat car park that is busy during the day. Toilets & cold shower available. Room for around 8 campers. I’d get here early especially in summer as it’s a lovely spot. Beautiful outlook to the beach, with bush walk right on your doorstep. My husband went fishing on the rocks so there is that to do if that’s your thing!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Nadia

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic beach & view, amazing to wake up & walk there. Got the last spot at 7pm.
A few vans parked on grass outside of designated area and were nailed by Coromandel ranger in the morning.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sacal

Ranking: 10/10

Gorgeous place! Cold shower and clean toilets.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Reuben

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing view clean toilet, bush walks 100m away
10/10 favorite campsite so far

Reviewed almost 4 years ago