Te Ahiaua Reserve (Pipi Beds)

Te Ahiaua Reserve (Pipi Beds)


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Ranking: 9/10

Great place to stay. Plenty of parking and friendly ranger though bit of road noise. Thank you. Beautiful moonrise and sunset.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Ranking: 8/10

What a beautiful spot, new parking spaces which are pretty level and no garbage anywhere. The only negative is the road noise, it isn’t that bad and goes away after a few beers.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Ranking: 10/10

great location, we arrived after dark and there still some spaces , in the morning you can see the beautiful beach and the great surroundings.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Roy Swan

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely beautiful, just a short walk to clean toilets and fresh pipes and cocktails off the beach

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Jenny Kennedy

Ranking: 9/10

Wow what a beautiful place. Spacious to park caravan. New parking. Toilets, picnic tables.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Owen Fine

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Nice spot, bit of road noise, but goes quiet after 9pm.Grass area gets very boggy. Portaloos on site .

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ranking: 1/10

We did not stay here. It was too loud and had too many people driving around in the lots. We didn’t feel safe. We chose to splurge and stay at the holiday park down the road.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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David Thompson

Ranking: 6/10

Big space but very unclear where designated area was especially after dark... didn't have a problem though, very noisy from about 4 with heavy trucks and traffic on the highway... didn't use toilets but there are some on site. Need to be self contained anyhow.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

One of the two excellent Freedom Camping offerings near Opotiki. The outlook faces north and is stunning. Watch the locals dig for pipi's at low tide (or even join them :) The only downside is lack of privacy and road noise due to being right next to a busy state highway.

Reviewed about 5 years ago