Omara Boat Ramp Reserve

Omara Boat Ramp Reserve

Matarangi, Overnight Campervan Parking


21 Rankers Reviews

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19 Whitianga

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All freedom campers must be certified self-contained.

Maximum stay of two consecutive nights, departure by 9am.

Location - Eastern side of the reserve against parcel boundary, grass area between pine trees.
Size - 20 metres north from the shingle road and 10 metres wide.

Look for the Freedom Camping signage and park where designated.


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Thames-Coromandel District Council

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North IslandCoromandelWhitianga


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Shelley's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

We arrived after much confusion to find the area completely fenced off with contractor vehicles all over it. Not a place to camp right now.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Zac's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Awesome spot. Okay space, decent toilet, lovely area

Reviewed 3 months ago and experienced in January 2022

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Katherine Ong

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

A nice enough stop for the night by the boat ramp with a toilet close by. Arrive after 5.30 on weekdays as construction work next door. Plenty of room and shade and quiet night. Check out the fishies and crab from the jetty.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Brigit Pratt

Ranking: 7/10

Nice grassy area. Had the whole place to ourselves on a Saturday. Propably wouldn't recommend coming during the week though as there is a big housing development going on right next door. Could get quite noisy with all the diggers that we're parked up there when we stayed.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Aaron Caulton

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot in a large flat area by the boat ramp. Toilets are a 100m or so away and there are some benches to sit on as well

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Vanessa's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Nice grass parking area though can only fit about 6 camper vans. Large area with boat ramp facilities so most of the space is used as boat trailer parking. Clean toilet with no lighting need a touch. All freedom campers were also given local council rubbish bags and info on the area which was very helpful.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Bee Rogers

Ranking: 9/10

Popular area with lots of boat owners, but they all park in the carpark away from camp site. Lovely spot near the water and the wharf was popular with people jumping off and swimming. Only self contained vehicles allowed to stay the night, NO Tents. A lady came around to check and turned out to be really helpful and friendly. There was only about 5-6 designated spots which were all taken, but ‘Liz’ allowed us to stay just outside of boundary and gave some local information brochures and a rubbish bag for our use.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Lynda k

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely... Until the idiot with the extremely LOUD motorbike turned up & round &around the paddock next door. Must have a small penis,!😂 Otherwise a lovely spot.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Jacqui Stokes

Ranking: 9/10

This place was beautiful and quiet. The locals were friendly. A lovely spot for the night to get away and enjoy the beach and sea.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Spanglish Duo


Ranking: 10/10

A limited area within a large parking facility mainly for boat owners.
Very peaceful with great views, a 10 to 15 minute walk to an area with shops, cafe and bar.
The boat launching activity started early but not too intrusive.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Peter's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great campsite by the water, basic toilets but clean.

Only space for 6/7 campers though, so when we arrived at about 5pm it was almost full. A warden came around and said we needed to be within the two signs and if we could squeeze our front end into a small gap she’d let us stay, but after she’d left loads of other vans turned up and just parked anywhere which is a shame as it’s not in the spirit of responsible camping.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Haley's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

10/10 beautiful campsite!! We loved this place.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Christelle's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very calm parking area in the middle of the nature, clean toilets, one of the best of our trip. Free ! Few camping tables facing the water and the mountains, beautiful sunset.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago