11 Rankers Reviews
45 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 - South eastern side of bollard parking area opposite 214 Onemana Drive.
Size - 15m starting just south of the footbridge and running alongside the creek.
North Island ▷ Coromandel ▷ Whangamata
We were the only campers, great location with lovely grass area, great beach and view; top spot for sunrise. Only downside was council workers at 0730 mowing right around camper.
Great location if you can get a spot (only 4).
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Beautiful quiet beachside location. camped in June so it was a bit chilly to walk to the toilets. Toilets are clean flush. Beach cold shower would be great in the summer. A nice walk to a small sea cave to one end and then a waterfall cascading to the beach on the other. Only a small area to camp, very boggy with recent rains. Coffee shop wasn't open whilst we were there. Wish i could share some pics.
Nice camp. As others have stated it's quite small. Only room for 3 (or 4 at a stretch). Clean toilets nearby. Had the Fire Brigade turn up at 8pm right alongside us, doing training running a noisy gasoline pump and spot lights for an hour. They just sprayed water on the vegetation. We got the impression that maybe we weren't welcome?
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Great freedom spot (self contained). Toilets (somewhat clean), outdoor beach shower (cooooold) and a great beach with nice waves :)
Fancy coffee/restaurant place nearby.
Amazing spot, so nice walking on the beach then sitting out when dark listening to the sea. Cold water shower available. Toilets nearby. Spaces are tight between the freedom camping poles certainly no good if one van goes over into another area. But then there is no sign saying park in a line so I presumed area was the grass also in front of the poles. Would have been nice to chat to other travellers but the Dutch and New Zealanders sat in vans watching TV seems such a waste on such an amazing spot. Going to enjoy going sea kayaking from here today.
Stayed here about 6 months ago and enjoyed this spot. However we turned up a few days ago to find the signs had been moved now only space for three vans max. There were two parked in such a way there was no space for us and the ground had been churned up as it was wet and soggy. I get the feeling the local council don't want us there. Pity as we support the local shops when we are there.
Not much to add to previous reviews, however the space for campervans seems to be more limited now; apparently the pole marking the area for self-contained vehicles has been moved so that there is only space for 4 vans now. Beautiful white beach in a small bay close to the parking site invites for a swim. Cold shower, water and flush-toilets available - and this all for free. The only thing a bit strange is that you stand between the housing area and the beach, feels a bit like disturbing the paradise of the residents.
Lovely spot right on the beautiful beach, nice having nearby toilets open all night. Only one other van there (non self-contained who was fined in the early morning).
This is a lovely parking spot right in the centre of Onemana, on the edge of the beach reserve. Very scenic beach. Good coastal walk south to three more beautiful beaches from the top car park further along the road.
Superb quiet spot for 6 vans on grassy area right next to calm sandy beach, public toilet close by and bonus of a cold shower right next to the self contained zone.