Omara Boat Ramp Reserve

Omara Boat Ramp Reserve

Matarangi, Overnight Campervan Parking


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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 4 months ago

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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 5 months 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 6 months 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 8 months 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 12 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

Haley's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed almost 2 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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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 over 2 years ago

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Rick Shepherd's avatar

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 over 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 over 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 4 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 over 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 about 5 years ago

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Peter Barker

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best sites visited, and free! Quiet, and had the place to ourselves. Public toilet (flushing) on site which is cleaned daily. Could be busier at weekends and in high season with boat launching by local fishermen, but this would add to the interest. Pleasant walk along estuary to spit at river mouth.

Reviewed about 5 years ago