Omara Boat Ramp Reserve

Omara Boat Ramp Reserve

Matarangi, Overnight Campervan Parking


14 Rankers Reviews

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3 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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North IslandCoromandelWhitianga


  • Freedom Camping
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Lynda k's avatar

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 about 1 month 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 5 months 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 10 months ago

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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 10 months ago

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Haley's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed about 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

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Andy and Julia

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This is an amazing hidden gem. Beautiful spot next to the water away from busy streets and car parks. A few people jetting off with their boats at the wharf, so good to watch. Flush toilets open all night and were clean enough. You can fit 6 in there comfortably, or 8 with a squeeze. Can’t complain about this spot. One of our favourites.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Diane's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

A great place to stay that is suitable for Motorhomes. We have found many freedom camping spots can only accommodate cars or small vans. You can fish from the wharf, watch the boats coming and going or be entertained by stingrays swimming in the shallows.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Rick Shepherd


Ranking: 9/10

Nice spot near the water room for 6 campers, boat ramp very busy so good for people watching, clean toilets.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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R James

Ranking: 2/10

Can’t believe this place, arrived and looked great triangle area under trees. There were campers all squashed in corner and giving us funny looks. We ended up working out you're only allowed in one tiny corner so not much room and if too late all gone. Not room for more then say 6 campers. It’s crazy, someone does not like freedom camping their and pushed them all into a corner!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Julia Martin

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome peaceful spot, nice clean loos (with paper) dogs welcome and the area is a dog exercise area, so ok off lead.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Andy Bond

Ranking: 10/10

Great location, looks ideally placed for sea kayaking some of the rocky coast just north of here, easy to find just keep driving through new housing area. Toilets, BBQ points (total fire ban at the moment). Ideal for boat launching and sea kayaking.
View of the sea and mountains.
Luckily we got here at 5pm and took the last spot, though I'm sure with 20m x 10m area vans could go in the front of parked vans.
Company of other freedom campers was amazing, this really is what it is all about, switch off the TV and sit outside chatting to new people, no matter what their language.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Joffrey Ernst

Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot under some trees. There are clean flush toilets and a picnic table.

Reviewed over 4 years ago